Downtown, visit the Jose Alencar theater and check out the crafts at the Tourism Center. For exclusive pieces, however, go to Ceart, on Santo Dumont Ave., 1589.
The Dragão do Mar (dragon of the sea) Cultural Center – or simply “Dragon” – houses movie theaters, a museum, planetarium, and lively bars in the evenings. The hotel area in Beira-Mar also has a self contained nightlife – but the culinary center is at the Varjota neighborhood with the central target on Frederico Borges and Ana Bilhar streets.
When you go to Beach Park (located in Porto das Dunas, 18.5 miles (30km) to the east), don't miss Ponto das Tapiocas, where you can try Ceará’s thick and moist tapioca pancake, which goes really well with the fresh coffee that accompanies it.