Back in the 17th century, Fortaleza (meaning fortress in Portuguese) was a colonial fort. Today, it has flourished into the capital of Ceará and is Brazil’s fifth largest city. With a year-round tropical climate, stunning beaches and interesting history; Fortaleza is a buzzing cultural hotspot. It is no surprise to see tourists from all over the world flocking here. Here we highlight some of the main attractions driving tourist to the area.