Located 130km south of Fortaleza, Fortim is a paradise with perfect temperatures, ranging from 26 to 32 degrees all year round. It is said that the air breathed here is the purest in the civilised world! Its coastline offers several beaches, all ideal for kite-surfing but each with its own characteristics. The famous Canoa Quebrada beach is surrounded by high red sand cliffs, Canto da Barra is located at the confluence of a river meeting the ocean, and Praia das Agulhas is ideal for those seeking wild nature. The charming fishing village of Pontal de Maceió is an authentic highlight of Fortim: its coastline is driven with the constant coming and going of fishing rafts carrying fish and lobsters. A delightful experience!
The history of Fortim is closely linked to the state of Ceará. The city was founded in 1603 by Pero Coelho de Souza and was originally called Canoé. It obtained the status of village in 1934 and in 1937, the district headquarters were transferred here and the place was renamed Fortim and it became separate from the municipality of Aracati in 1992.