We will be traveling in northern Brazil soon. We fly to Fortaleza but do not stay there for the night. I wonder what is the best way to get local currency in Fortaleza? I hear that the exchange rate in the airport is not the best. Do we bring cash and exchange it in the city in the bank or an exchange office? Or are we better off using a debit card and an ATM? What are bank hours if we need to use it? Any other tips? Thank you!
I'll visit Fortaleza in June and I realise, that most sights in Ceará are sandy beaches... But which tours you'd recommend? Which places are an absolutely must-see?
http://www.oceanview...br/us/index.php offers a good overview about possible excursions, but all tours look very similar to me...
I need help booking/knowing where to book transportation from Fortelza to Recife. Any suggestions? I would like to book tickets in advance so any websites would be helpful. Thank you. Preferr bus/train
So my girlfriend and I need to spend a few nights in (or around) Foraleza during the World Cup. BAD TIMING!
Availability is shy and prices are extreme. So we're thinking of skipping off to another town/village direct after landing there.
Does anyone have any recommendations that would be:
1) With possible access from the international airport after landing at 19:00 in the evening.
2) Cheaper accommodation possibilities.
How easy is it to purchase goods such as - furnishings and white goods in the Fortaleza area?
I am traveling with my father and brother this summer for the world cup next june. We will be staying 17 days and would like to know what neighborhoods should I avoid and which ones are the safest. I heard Beria mar is a good area.
Thanks for letting me know!
I'd like to buy emerald in Fortaleza. Any reputable jewellers that anyone can recommend. Any tips on identifying genuine emeralds.
I want to know How, When, Where can I get the Forro Dance Classes in Fortaleza?
and Classes cost?
Where is the Salsa Dance Bar?
When? What time open the Salsa Bar?
Can you inform me? about Salsa,Bachata,Merenge dance in Fortaleza
I am living in Fortaleza for a short time. I am looking for a place to take samba lessons and cooking lessons. Any suggestions? Thanks. Ann
I am relocating to Fortaleza for a 10-month fellowship that begins in March, 2012. I will be bringing my small dog with me, and I would like to know if anyone can recommend an excellent veterinarian and/or pet sitter in Fortaleza. My apartment will be near Iracema.
Any other helpful information you could offer about having a dog in Foraleza would be especially appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
I am currently living in Fortaleza, and am thinking of looking for a community outside Fortaleza to live, a place where close enough that I could drive to the city several times per week for work.
I heard there are beach communities, nice areas where I could purchase a home, and be close to the beach, but it is not too far from the city. Can anyone recommend any areas?
Is it safe to start a business in Fortaleza or surroundings ( Recife, Natal, Joao Pessoa )
Some people say it's safe, but a lot of people here in Europe say it's very risky and dangerous.
I would like to live in Brazil North East but i want to be sure.
Thanks in advance,
Hello all. My Brazilian girlfriend and I are in Fortaleza for a one week vacation. We decided we love it and are going to look for an apartment and make the move. We'd like something furnished as a starter apartment, in an area of the city close to shopping, restaurants etc. Not too expensive, mid range probably is where we're at for now.
Any suggestions on agents, or websites, to help us with our search?
Hello all. I would like to study Portuguese in Fortaleza at a school that provides the document for a student visa. This is a document that I would then submit to the Brazilian consulate in Canada to apply for the student visa.
It can be a university or language school. For example there is a course in Sao Paulo at Mackenzie University which is cheap and only two classes per week, which is perfect, and they provide the document for getting a student visa. I am wondering if there is something similar in Fortaleza.
I have posted a question before in this forum about moving to Fortaleza and asking for some advices around how difficult it is to get a job in Fortaleza, Brazil. But it seems to be deleted and I can not access it anymore and I am not quite sure why. I do not think I have used any offensive languages on my question before, I have read the guidelines and I do not think I have breach any of those points. Please help :)
hi,i'm a singaporean who will be traveling to fortaleza in may this year.its my 1st time traveling 30 hours with 2 stop flight n transfer another flight from SIA(singapore) TO TAP(portugal).exmaple singapore-zurich - zurich-lisbon -lisbon-fortaleza.could someone give me advises on what i should do n should not do...thank you...
Hi I will be moving to Fortaleza in July with my husband and 10 year old son. I have tried to search for private schools biligual or english would be perferred but can't seem to find any. Could anyone send me a list of private schools that I can contact when I am there in a few weeks. Thanks a bunch!
Are there gyms in Fortalaza to train, lift weights, stay in shape etc...?
Hi, could anyone help me , where is the best place to stay in Fortaleza planing to rent apartment. Also if you know anyone who you can trust for apartment.
Don't feel comfotable to pay a head.
I'm planning to move to the Fortaleza area to establish some business ventures and marry my Brazilian fiancée. But as a backup plan, I'd like to teach English privately. I would like to find a private school in need of a literate, native English speaker. My fiancée and I have even been talking about starting an English school (she is an English teacher, too).
I test better than the 99th percentile in competency, and have experience tutoring English to speakers of many languages. I'm doing well at learning Portuguese and became quite popular on livemocha.com for my detailed explanation of English difficulties - in Portuguese. Although I've not obtained an ESL certification, I would certainly do so if really necessary.
Any advice on where to look?
Thank you so much!
Heloo all. Coming to Fortaleza for a bit of wind down after a 9 day stay in Buenos Aires next month. Any recommendations as to where to stay? Neighborhoods etc.... I hear of the fantastic beaches in Ceara...but are the beaches in the city also nice? clean?
Thanks for any tips.
This will be my first time in Fortaleza. I have a few friends living in Brazil, but none in Fortaleza. I'll be looking at real estate primarially, but I plan to get out and about to some of the clubs while I'm there. If anyone, especially folks with local knowledge, wants to meet up for a drink, I'd be all over it.
On an unrelated note, are there any dive (scuba) operators in Fortaleza who allow spearfishing on their charters? Kind of obscure question, I know.
Is there any Golf courses closed to Fortaleza? And what are green free prices?
I'm planning a trip to Fortaleza this fall and I was wondering how safe is it in Fortaleza? There have been a few comments that it is the second dangerous city in Brazil??
Visiting Fortaleza in August and would like to find out if
there are any surf shops in Fortaleza?
Please let me know the address and phone number.
What is the price range of the surf board (long board)?
I’m visiting this great city in June 08 (less than three weeks away), can you someone please shed some light in all the happenings in the city especially the nightlife. I am also hoping to get some well earned rest, can one suggest a nice place within the city where one can relax without experiencing any hassles.
My stay is 10 days and I am hoping not to experience any dull moment.
I am a Norwegian guy travelling alone to Fortaleza this march. Are there any of you Virtual Tourist members that will be in Fortaleza during march? I would be lovely to meet up with some of you who actuelly live in this brilliant part of Brazil that I have been reading about for weeks and weeks.
I work as a management consultant in Norway and have a very hectic everyday life. I very much look forward to visiting Brasil, recharding my batteries, getting some sun on my back, and basically having a great time!
Regards from Norway.
Hey, does anybody know of a good language school that gives private lessons?? My portuguese is getting better, but I want to learn more advanced gramma.
If anybody has contacts, telefone, email etc... I would be gratefull!!
I'm thinking of visiting fortalezza for a week. I'm having trouble finding reviews on hostels in the area. I don't really know hostels that well, I've only rented apartments. But I think a week is too short for that.
It sounds like a good plan would be to stay at a hotel the first day, probably in Meireless and look for hostels around there the first day. Does anyone know what the going rate is for hostels there? Is it possible to get a private room that I can lock my stuff in (I have a laptop)? I don't know how secure hostels usually are...