How to get to Quixaba - Beach of the Ceara State - Brazil

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HOW TO GET TO QUIXABA - BRAZILIAN BEACH

 
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Quixaba is located about 168 km from Fortaleza,


(2 to 3 hours trip by the CE-040 highway)
and 8 km from Canoa Quebrada.
 
 


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Travelling by car

Coming from the city of Fortaleza, follow the CE-040 up to Aracati. In Aracati, skirt around the city taking the BR-304 up to the Canoa Quebrada / Majorlândia junction. At the entrance of Majorlândia, turn right following the sign "Quixaba".
From Fortaleza you can also choose to follow the BR-116 up to Boqueirão de Cesario where you will turn off and take the BR-304 up to the Canoa Quebrada / Majorlândia junction short after passing the Aracati town. At the entrance of Majorlândia, turn right following the sign "Quixaba".

Coming from Natal, follow the BR-406 up to the city of Mossóro (RN) and then the BR-304 until the Canoa Quebrada / Majorlândia, 1 km before the entrance of the town of Aracati. At the entrance of Majorlândia, turn right following the sign "Quixaba".

 

 
 

Travelling by bus

From Fortaleza to Aracati and back

The São Benedito bus company has several daily direct buses to Aracati from the central Fortaleza bus station (Rodoviária). See timetable below. In Aracati, take a cab, alternative transport or a bus of the Via Litorânea departing from the "Praça da Comunicação". See details below.

During high season it is recommended to buy your tickets in advance.

From Aracati to Quixaba and back

The Via Litorânea local bus company has a daily connection between Aracati and Quixaba via Majorlândia departing every 30 minutes from 6:00 AM till 5:00 PM from the "Praça da Comunicação" (commonly called "Praça da Caixa de Água) at about 7 minutes from the bus station.
There are 17 km from Aracati to Quixaba. You can simply catch a taxi from the bus station (15.- to 20.- R$) or, cheaper, a van (Topic) departing from opposite the Matriz Church (a bit far from the bus station).

Timetable of the buses Fortaleza – Aracati - Fortaleza
Daily departures from the central Fortaleza bus station (Rodoviária)
São Tomé Fortaleza bus station - Phone: (085) 3256-2100.
Bus station in Aracati - Phone: (088) 3421-3074.
Viação SÃO BENEDITO
(085) 3272-1232 Fortaleza
(088) 3421-2020 Aracati
Fortaleza <--> Aracati (direto)
From Fortaleza From Aracati
06:00
08:30
11:00
13:30
16:30
17:30
06:30
10:00
13:00
15:00
16:00
18:00

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Fortaleza Airport

The Pinto Martins International Airport of Fortaleza is located at about 10 km from the centre of the city and 168 kilometers of Quixaba. It receives daily flights from several domestic and International capitals.
Companies serving the Fortaleza airport:

  • GOL
  • TAM
  • Ocean Air
  • Webjet
  • CTACV (Transportes Aéreos Cabo Verde)
  • TAP (Europe)
  • Delta Airlines (Atlanta-USA)
  • Livingston (Rome and Milan Italy)
  • Air Italy

The airport was opened in 1998; it is fully air conditioned and divided into four floors. Its annual traffic reaches about 2.5 million passengers.

Useful Phone numbers: Phone: (085) 3392-1030. Fax: (085) 3392-1127 / 3392-1132.
Website: www.infraero.gov.br - The site is maintained by INFRAERO, the Official Brazilian Airports Agency.

The State of Ceará has started to expand and modernize the Aracati airport. 600 meters will be added to the runway in order to receive international flights.


Transfers Quixaba / Fortaleza / Quixaba

Hotels can provide shuttle services to Quixaba from Pinto Martins airport or from your hotel in Fortaleza. Prices vary from a hotel to another and can be obtained at the time of your reservation. A one-way journey in a taxi with air-conditioning costs between R$ 180 - 250. Ask for details at the reception of your hotel.

Have a good trip!

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