Better known as Icaraizinho, or "little Icarai", Icarai de Amontada is a small fishing village, bordered by a wide sandy beach. This beautiful bay is surrounded by palm trees and high dunes rising to the west. Fishing boats called "jangadas" bathe on the water, a proof that fishing is still an economy that works well here. The time passes by slowly, the air is warm all year round, and the wind is perfect for windsurfing and kite-surfing. In the low season, from August to January, the scenery is beautiful and the conditions are ideal for water sports. It is the perfect type of place to enjoy real local life and appreciate the friendliness of the locals, always ready to welcome visitors.
The territory of Amontada was part of the lands of the indigenous Tremembé and the settlement dates back to the beginning of the 17th century, when the Jesuits and the priests of the order of São Pedro took the initial steps to introduce their religion to the Tremembé. At the time of the breeding of livestock in Ceará (early 18th century), the Portuguese designated this location as a resting place for the cowboys who came from the Uruburetama mountain range, on the banks of the Aracatiaçu river. Originally, its name was São Bento da Amontada, then São Bento da Ribeira do Aracatiaçu, São Bento and since 1963, Amontada. The local economy was based on agriculture: cotton, cashews and beans.