One of the green areas within Fortaleza, which houses two environmental conservation units, regulated since 2006, Sabiaguaba is still little known by tourists. Cearenses seek the place to escape the crowds and try to relax. The Cocó River and the Pacoti River pass through it. The region’s beaches, Abreulândia and Sabiaguaba, are together about 30 kilometers long. Area rich in fish and crustaceans, which provides food and income for families in the region.
The shadows of the trees in conservation units are an invitation to relax after the ecological trails. In the late afternoon, you can see that sunset from the top of the dunes or on the pier of a restaurant and do a beautiful photo shoot with family and friends. If you like the beach, you can enjoy the natural pools or play with the kids and pets in the sand. If you prefer to go into the sea, be careful as it is rough and there are many waves.
Did you want to know? The Diário do Nordeste prepared a guide to show these and other attractions of this region.
Historical-cultural and natural heritage of Fortaleza, the Ecomuseum Natural do Mangue offers students, visitors and tourists a process of awareness through a circuit of activities and environmental education classes every season. To have the experience, an appointment is required.
In the activities catalog there are field classes, mangrove reforestation and virtual adoption of seedlings, lectures, exhibitions, seminars and SDGs. The Ecomuseum also has an environmental canoeing, environmental biker and itinerant museum.
The route is diverse and fun. In the collection room, you will find shark, turtle, seahorse arcade. Then, a 1.5-kilometer walk through 12 stations begins, with monitors explaining about the ecosystem visited. There, you will come across different species of animals and plants.
In ‘Aventura Segura’, there are boat rides, Hawaiian canoes and kayaks to collect garbage in the river and mangroves.
A garbage bag will also be provided for the collection of inorganic materials that you find along the way. The idea is that, after the course, already in the classroom, in the last station, you can put into practice what you learned during the experience.
The Ecomuseum is open every day from 9 am to 5 pm. Public school students pay R$10 and private school students R$20. Visitors and tourists pay R$20 as well.
Mangrove Natural Ecomuseum
Rua Professor Valdevino, 48 – Sabiaguaba. Open every day from 9 am to 5 pm.
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On the banks of the Cocó River, Tempero do Mangue bets on gastronomy and natural beauties as attractions for residents of Fortaleza and tourists. The place is colorful, sophisticated, cozy and one of the favorites to watch the sunset in the Capital. It is also a good choice for those who want to enjoy together, flirt or hold a private event.
The afternoons have a weekly program with MPB, tributes to international rock and pop rock bands, as well as electronic music.
The highlight of the menu is the drinks, but the highlight is the shrimp cocktail. Drinks range from R$6 to R$32, from beer to gin. The dishes cost between R$32 and R$125. The house also offers snacks and desserts.
Tempero do Mangue is open on weekends and holidays, from 11 am to 10 pm. On Fridays, admission varies between R$20 and R$30. On Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, admission is free until 3pm. Afterwards, they are charged from R$10 to R$25. Prices vary depending on the attraction of the day.
Rua Valdir Bezerra, 100 – Sabiaguaba
Opening hours: Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays, from 11 am to 10 pm
Regional cuisine with refinement and a view of millions, the traditional Portal Ecomangue is one of the darlings of those who visit Sabiaguaba. The restaurant is located on the banks of the Cocó River, open from Wednesday to Sunday, from 11 am to 9 pm.
The delicious dishes with fish and seafood are the stars of the menu. But first, it’s worth tasting the snacks and having that drink. They have shrimp rice for R$99, and salmon with capers for R$102. But they also have cheaper options, such as whole tilapia fish at R$75. Starters start at R$13, from fries to sururu broth. If you are going to drink, there are options for beer, drink with and without alcohol. Prices range from R$12 to R$33.
The place is also a great place to enjoy the sunset. All of this harmonized with live music, almost always samba and MPB, played in the midst of nature. The house has buffet services and events.
Rua Valdir Bezerra, 110 – Sabiaguaba
Opening hours: Wednesday to Sunday, from 11 am to 9 pm
dune at sunset
To get to the top of the dunes, you can climb either side or through the middle. The choice depends on your level of courage, as height is a bit scary. The place has become a mandatory destination for those who visit Sabiaguaba to contemplate the sunset.
At the top, you can see other regions of the Capital. In the color palette, blue turns into white and yellow. In the distance, a junction between the green tones of the river and the sea.
The place is ideal to chat with friends, practice physical exercises, run, have a picnic or take a guitar to a luau.
dune at sunset
Rua Sabiaguaba, 1519 – Sabiaguaba
Sabaguaba Environmental and Gastronomic Complex
Scheduled to start operating in July this year, the Sabiaguaba Environmental and Gastronomic Complex comes to boost the economy and attract even more visitors to the region. The intention is to combine gastronomy, leisure, environment and memory. The equipment is made up of three poles: Traditional Gastronomy, Cultural Memory and Nature, and Ecotourism and Environmental Education.
According to the State Secretariat for the Environment (Sema), the licensees are participating in the Entrepreneurship and Social Gastronomy Training Program to “better receive the public and devise strategies to expand their business”.
Approximately R$11.5 million was invested in the Complex. There will be 17 kiosks for the production and sale of food. A walking area was also created on the upper floor, with a view of the mangrove, the Cocó River and the Sabaguaba dunes.
Sabaguaba Environmental and Gastronomic Complex
Rua Sabiaguaba, 832 – Sabiaguaba
Forecast for operation: July 2022