Right across from the picturesque Meireles and Mucuripe beaches is the Hotel Praia Mar—a 3-star air-conditioned establishment that provides free access to Wi-Fi throughout its common areas. Each of its 34 guest apartments is equipped with a private bathroom, cable television, personal safe, and a minibar.
Guests can purchase a cold drink from the vending machine, then head to the pool hall for a game of billiards, join in on a friendly game of dominoes, or try their hand at poker. The front desk is staffed on a 24-hour basis and is available to assist guests with luggage storage or car hire.
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This hotel is close to beaches, restaurants, and public transit in one of Fortaleza's favorite neighborhoods. Beachfront lounges like the Satéhut and Guaraná are easy to find, and provide covered seating, regional snacks, and cold drinks.
Some of the city's finest restaurants, like the Cemoara, plate up the best seafood dishes in the region. Visitors can sample the unusual tastes of cream corn and crispy cheese ice cream at 50 Sabores, or head to the open-air handicraft market to pick up some souvenirs.
Right of the hotel is Mucuripe Beach, famous for its unique fishing boats, a first-rate seafood market, and its many public parks, playgrounds, and sports courts. Visitors can pay for a ride out to sea on a rustic jangada fishing boat, or head to the market to look at the day's fresh shrimp, octopus, fish, and lobster catches.
Both the Shopping Avenida and Pátio Dom Luís strip malls are within walking distance of the hotel, as is the Papicu subway station. Other beaches, shopping centers, and the central Ecological Park can be easily reached by bus, subway, or taxi.
Food & Beverage
A free buffet breakfast with seasonal fruits, fresh eggs, sweet breads, juices, and coffee is served each morning in the cafeteria. A vending machine filled with a variety of beverages is situated in the lobby.
How To Get There
The Hotel Praia Mar is on Avenida Beira Mar at number 3190. From the Papicu subway terminal, head north on Rua José Napoleão. At Avenida da Abolição, turn left. Take the next right onto Rua Júlio Ibiapina, then turn right onto Avenida Beira Mar, where the hotel should be visible to the right. The Pinto Martins International Airport is approximately 8 miles southwest of here.
Amenities & Services
General:Breakfast, Cable/Satellite TV, 24-Hour Security, Bar, Lounge Area, Garden, Vending Machine, Air Conditioning, Family Friendly, Restaurant, Elevator, Soundproofed Rooms, 24-Hour Front Desk, Nearby Parking (free), Ground-Floor Terrace.
Services:Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN (free), Computers with Internet Connection, Photocopying, Fax, Business Center, Tours and Excursions, Wake-Up Service, Taxi Service, In-Room Safety Deposit Boxes, In-House Car Rental.
On-Site Activities:Board Games, Billiards.
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