Travel Budget for Fortaleza

Estado do Ceara, Brazil

How much does it cost to travel to Fortaleza?

How much money will you need for your trip to Fortaleza? You should plan to spend around R$282 ($50) per day on your vacation in Fortaleza, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, R$97 ($17) on meals for one day and R$86 ($15) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Fortaleza for a couple is R$246 ($43). So, a trip to Fortaleza for two people for one week costs on average R$3,953 ($700). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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A vacation to Fortaleza for one week usually costs around R$1,976 for one person. So, a trip to Fortaleza for two people costs around R$3,953 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs R$7,906 in Fortaleza. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Fortaleza can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is Fortaleza? How much money do I need for Fortaleza?

How much does a trip to Fortaleza cost? Is Fortaleza expensive? The average Fortaleza trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Fortaleza prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Accommodation Budget in Fortaleza
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The average price for one person for accommodation in Fortaleza is R$123. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price for a hotel room in Fortaleza is R$246.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

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Vacation Rental Prices in Fortaleza

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Food Budget in Fortaleza
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  • While meal prices in Fortaleza can vary, the average cost of food in Fortaleza is R$97 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Fortaleza should cost around R$39 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Fortaleza is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Transportation Budget in Fortaleza
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Fortaleza is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent R$86 per person, per day, on local transportation in Fortaleza.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Flights to Fortaleza
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Rental Cars in Fortaleza
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Entertainment Budget in Fortaleza
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  • Entertainment and activities in Fortaleza typically cost an average of R$62 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Fortaleza
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  • The average person spends about R$41 on alcoholic beverages in Fortaleza per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Last Updated: Jun 9, 2021
Fortaleza On a Budget
Fortaleza Fortaleza, Brazil
A major city on Brazil's northeastern coast and the capital city of Ceara state, Fortaleza is best characterized by its city landscape lined with beaches and palm trees. It also features some great seafood as well as long-standing folk traditions in culture and dance.
One of the city's top attractions is the Theatro Jose de Alencar, an architectural landmark dating from 1912 that holds traditional dance performances nearly every night. It is located on the south side of the Praca Jose de Alencar-a public square with pleasant greenery and a popular site to catch some of the city's best street performers. Further entertainment can be found at the Dragao do Mar, a culture center that has an art museum, library, and cinema, located in an area of surrounding nightlife. Praca do Ferreira is the main city square, featuring plenty of stores, restaurants, a movie theater, and benches for taking a break to watch the bustle of the city go by.

For an escape from the bustle, visit the Parque Ecologico do Coco-Fortaleza's largest green area. Located near the Iguatemi mall, the park is an area of conservation that protects a number of threatened species of plant and animal life. Visitors also frequent Beach Park, located just outside of the city. It is a major waterpark resort with thrill rides, a stretch of natural beach, hotels, and dining.
The city of Fortaleza stretches about 20 kilometers along the Atlantic coast and up to 10 kilometers inland. The oldest part of town is Centro, a great place to wander and a hub for shopping with many busy streets lined with small stores. The bus station is about 4 kilometers south of Centro, and the airport just 2 kilometers further south. The main areas of interest for visitors are mostly located east of Centro. Praia de Iracema is a well-touristed area best known for its concentrated nightlife, restaurants, and accommodations. Meireles is a middle-class beach suburb with many upscale places to stay, while Varjota just south of Meireles is another middle-class suburb and home to many of Fortaleza's best restaurants. East of Meireles is the port area, Mucuripe. From here, the coast veers southward and leads down to the city's best beach, the 5 kilometer-long Praia do Futuro.

Besides exploring the city and enjoying its culture, music, and food, many visitors seek out the urban beaches. The nearest city beaches are Praia de Iracema and Meireles, though the most attractive is Praia do Futuro, about 5 kilometers from Meireles. Surfing competitions are often held here, while kite and wind surfing are also popular. Other activities include golf, schooner cruises, and festivals.
Food and Dining
Cuisine of Brazil varies greatly by region, usually a mix of indigenous, European, and African influences. As one of the largest cities in Brazil, Fortaleza has a full range of flavors from traditional dishes to international fare. Fortaleza and the state of CearĂ¡ as a whole are renowned for the seafood. As a result, there are plenty of seafood restaurants as well as a fish market where patrons can choose from a wide selection of shrimp, lobster, squid, and much more.

As far as traditional cooking goes, there are few favorites that can be found in Fortaleza. Churrasco, or grilled Brazilian barbeque, is central to Brazilian culture and cuisine and is often accompanied by a condiment called farofa, which consists of toasted manioc flour often enhanced with butter, salt, pepper, and bacon. Pacoca is also a staple in Northeastern Brazil, especially Fortaleza-a dish made of sun-dried beef, red onions, and cassava flour. Other main dishes include escondidinho de carne seca (shredded beef seasoned and topped with mashed cassava, or mandioca, butter, and then cheese) and baiao de dois (a casserole type dish made with beans and rice, green onion, pepper, cheese, meat, and coriander). For dessert, try a unique take on tapioca-prepared as a thin pancake and packed with sweet or savory flavors.

The main airport serving the city is Pinto Martins-Fortaleza International Airport, named after Euclides Pinto Martins, a Ceara-born aviator, who in 1922 was one of the pioneers of the air-link between New York City and Rio de Janeiro. It is located about 11 kilometers south of the downtown area. There are a number of airlines operating to other parts of Brazil, such as Avianca Brazil and Azul Brazilian Airline, as well as international services including Condor which flies to Frankfort, TAP Portugal which flies to Lisbon, and LATAM Brasil which operates seasonally to Orlando. Visitors can take a bus or taxi between the airport and city center.
1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.

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