- Encounters with locals
- Beach / Seaside Resort
- Extreme Sports
- Water Sports
- Off the beaten track
Canoa Quebrada, with its very beautiful beaches and plunging cliffs, has been a popular destination since the 1970s. According to legend, the village's symbol comes from the crescent and the moon, the symbols of Islam; though if the truth be known, nobody really knows whether this is true or not.
The village lies around 15 or 20 kilometers from the region's "largest" city: Aracati. You can travel to and from Aracati using the local taxis, buses or mini-buses.
The main street, Broadway, is full of shops selling souvenirs, local craft products and beachwear as well as nice bars and restaurants.
A classic thing to do at the beaches of northern Brazil, and especially at Canoa, is to go for one of the famous dune buggy rides, which is always something worth doing and always fun.
Canoa is a good place to go bathing and was packed with people this Christmas and New Year (2014). It's a good idea to visit when it isn't high season.