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The Remote Beaches and Cliffs of Icapuí, on the Eastern Coast of Ceará, Are Worth Visiting
12/22/2017 - 09h56
ROBERTO DE OLIVEIRA
FROM ICAPUÍ (CEARÁ)
The eastern coast of Ceará contains a stretch near the Rio Grande do Norte border that has barely been explored. Not even the adventurers who go on day trips to explore the surroundings of Fortaleza seem to know the region well.
Even so, the 60-kilometer stretch of land - which is longer than the entire coast of Piauí - contains two remote beaches that are worth more than just a day trip. Ponta Grossa and Redonda are both located in Icapuí.
The first thing you notice when you park by Ponta Grossa beach are the residents: they all have clear skin, sunburns, green eyes and straight hair. Most of them are the descendants of Dutch settlers who colonized the area back in the 17th century.
The cliffs of the environmentally protected beach of Ponta Grossa contain a mosaic of colors. They also have dunes and vegetation running up and down them. At low tide, the shallow water gives rise to a huge mirror in the sand that reflects a choppy blue sky.
The colors of the cliffs at Redonda beach vary from red to white, orange to yellow. Small coconut trees can be seen along the shore. The tide is almost always calm, beckoning beachgoers in. Rafts can be seen here and there.
Requenguela beach is located in a mangrove area. Low tide in the city's downtown area can be quite impressive, especially when the shoreline retreats by more than two kilometers.
Translated by THOMAS MATHEWSON
|Roberto de Oliveira/Arquivo Pessoal|
|Ponta Grossa and Redonda beaches are both located in Icapuí, in Ceará|