The town of Aquiraz is a charming place for a coastal getaway. In the native Tupi language, Aquiraz translates as "the water just ahead", referring to its 36km of beautiful beaches. The city, which was the first capital of Ceará before Fortaleza, has an important historical and architectural heritage. Its beaches, among the most beautiful on the coast, attract many tourists. They all have similar characteristics, such as a tropical climate, a constant breeze from the sea and the breathtaking scenery of the Catu River meeting the sand dunes and the Atlantic Ocean. The most popular activities are kitesurfing, horse riding and of course a visit to the famous Beach Park, an incredible water park that will entertain young and old alike.
Aquiraz and Ceara have strong indigenous, European and African influences in their culture. In the native Tupi language, Aquiraz translates as "water just ahead." The city also served as the first capital of Ceara before Fortaleza. In addition to its historical and architectural significance Arquiraz includes 36 kilometers of some of Ceara's most beautiful beaches: Porto das Dunas, Prainha, Praia do Iguape, Presidio, Barro Preto, and Batoque. Aquiraz has several important historical buildings and monuments that pay tribute to its rich heritage.