Flecheiras, so-called after the arrows used by local indigenous tribes for hunting, is a traditional fishing settlement where tourism has barely made an impression.
Development in the area has remained sustainable and low key with small hotels and pousadas. However, Flecheiras beach is one of the main tourist attractions in Ceará and a favourite location with wealthy Brazilians looking for second homes.
Sand skiing, boarding, buggy and quad excursions are popular activities to see the spectacular sand dunes of the area. Magnificent sunsets and sunrises are best admired from the highest dunes.
The beaches between Mundaú and Flecherias stretch for 5km and are known for their calm ocean conditions. The sands are long and wide, and surrounded by coconut palms except for occasional rocky areas where natural pools are formed at low tide offering excellent snorkeling opportunities. The warm Atlantic waters and numerous freshwater lagoons and rivers are an abundant source of fish and seafood. Fishing trips on jangadas or on more modern speedboats are a popular tourist activity.