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Hiking Trails, Waterfalls and Cool Weather Make Travelling to Ceará During The Brazilian Winter Worthwhile

08/09/2018 - 12h05

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ANNA RANGEL
SERRA DO BATURITÉ

Average temperatures of 21°C (70° F) and sunshine that doesn't burn the skin challenge tourists' expectations at Serra do Baturité, distant 107 km (66.5 miles) from Fortaleza. Baturité is a winter destination in Ceará, a Brazilian Northeastern state better known for hot weather and beautiful beaches.

During the winter low season, when even famous beaches like Rota da Falésia, are deserted even in 30°C (86° F) weather, it's possible to bring together the classic coastal route with a stop in the so-called Ceará's Switzerland.

Baturité is akin to the small towns in Serra da Mantiqueira, such as Santo Antônio do Pinhal in São Paulo or Gonçalves, in southern Minas Gerais. But instead of araucarias, banana trees and visgueiro trees dominate the landscape.

Towns around Baturité offer the same kind of attractions of other Brazilian winter destinations: hiking trails, waterfalls, specialty chocolate stores, and restaurants offering fondue as well as German and Italian fare.

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Serra do Baturité
Serra do Baturité

CANOA QUEBRADA

With the end of the rainy season, from March and May, average temperatures of 26°C (79°F) and emptier beaches, winter is a good time as any to visit Canoa Quebrada beach, distant 162 km (100 miles) from capital Fortaleza, and other beaches in Rota das Falésias (Cliffs Route, in English), that stretches out through eight towns and 215 km (133 miles) along Ceará's coast.

Translated by NATASHA MADOV

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