Canoa Quebrada (broken canoe) is 12 kilometres away from the provincial town of Aracati and 165 kilometres southeast of the megacity, Fortaleza. The old fishing village was discovered in the early seventies by the first backpack tourists. Despite the constantly increasing number of visitors, this bustling village has maintained its alternative charm. Besides the kilometre long, fine sand beach, its pulsating night life is also a highlight worth mentioning. On “Broadway”, this is how the shopping and nightlife street is called; one can find various restaurants and bars to enjoy a cosy dinner or a drink after a day at the beach. It is especially during holidays and weekends that large numbers of people visit this location which will be pulsating to the Brazilian rhythm of Forro. On week days the village exudes a pleasant tranquillity. The Reggae Beach Party - with its unique aura that unfolds especially at full moon - is also very famous.
Primarily Canoa Quebrada has made a name for itself with kite and windsurfers. In the never-ending huge bay, wind and water conditions are ideal for these sports. The region around Canoa is one of the absolute top spots worldwide. Besides water sports, the region also offers numerous other alternatives. For example, one can explore the countryside with “Buggy`s” or on horseback. A round trip on a “Jangada”, the region’s traditional fisher boat, is also often used to this end. The provincial town Aracati, of course, is also worth visiting and the various markets in particular are a worthwhile experience.

The temperature lies between 25°- 33°C the whole year round. In addition to that, a pleasant trade wind blows. Heavy rains increase between February and May. Otherwise it’s all about a sunny, steel blue sky.