Property and Real Estate in Fortaleza, BrazilLocated only a few degrees south from the Equator, Fortaleza enjoys from a beautiful climate and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Brazil. Prior to showing the best of real estate and property for sale in Fortaleza, we want to show you our slideshow below to give you a quick look into the great beauty of this area.
Fortaleza is the state capital of Ceará and with approx. 2,4 million inhabitants, Fortaleza is the 5th biggest city in Brazil. The Fortaleza coastline is one of the longest in the North East of Brazil, and the area has a long history as a domestic tourism destination. International tourism started in the end of the 1990:s and has been growing fast ever since. The city is modern and boasts a very good infrastructure with a wide range of cultural attractions, good night life, modern shopping centers, good restaurants, bars and hospitals.
The 573 km long coastline of Fortaleza is stunning with semi-deserted beaches and has also become very famous in the international kite surfing community. Fortaleza also has the pleasure of having the biggest water park in Latin America. In the last years, international real estate groups have invested in land on the coastline and in coming years the Fortaleza coastline will see the opening of big coastal beach and golf resorts.
Like all the other state capitals in northeast Brazil, the Fortaleza coastline is dotted with several charming coastal villages and some of them have already achieved international fame for their outstanding natural beauty. The west coast of Fortaleza is often called “Costa do Sol Nascente”, the sun rising coast, and the east coast is often called “Costa do Sol Poente”, the sun setting coast.
Fortaleza is one of the four cities in northeastern Brazil that will host the FIFA soccer world cup in 2014. As a result, the government in Fortaleza will invest billions in improving the infrastructure and it is widely believed that the coming investment will have a positive impact on the property and real estate market in the Fortaleza region.
Explore the Fortaleza region
Explore the Fortaleza Brazil area by using the map below. We have marked out the main attractions and beaches along the Fortaleza region. You can zoom in and out on the map in order to see the entire coastline. To learn more about other great areas in Brazil, please see our Northeast Brazil page.
How to get to Fortaleza, Brazil
The International Airport in Fortaleza, Pinto Martins, is well connected with many cities in Europe and receives several direct flights per week. Recently Fortaleza also started receiving direct flights from the USA. In addition to the international flights, Fortaleza is also very well connected with most major Brazilian cities. The international airport is located approx. 6km from the center of Fortaleza.
What kind of properties are for sale in Fortaleza?
Fortaleza is a big city and almost all the property developments for sale in Fortaleza city tend to be tower block apartment projects. This is especially the case if one wants to be closer to the beach. The property developments for sale on the Fortaleza coastline are usually located by the beach and are all in low rise projects as coastal building regulations restrict the height of buildings. Properties for sale on the Fortaleza coastline include apartments, townhouses, bungalows and villas. Like most areas in northeastern Brazil, The Fortaleza coastline has experienced a land investment boom as international property developers have invested in land for developing future beach resorts. The coastline of Fortaleza will see the some prestigious beach resorts being launched in the coming years.
As for all the regions in the northeast of Brazil, not all the coastal villages have the same potential. Some of the villages on the Fortaleza coastline are very cute and charming while others might be underdeveloped for a long time still. Being based in Brazil, Brazilian Homes knows all the areas extremely well and we only promote Fortaleza properties in areas that are are good and have great potential for further development.