PLACE: RIO COCO/ COCO RIVER (PARQUE DO COCO)
NEIGHBORHOOD (BAIRRO): COCO
PRICE: (As of September 2018)
*Boat Rental for 1 – 10 people: R$ 100 or R$10 per person – 20 minute trip
** The boat captain mentioned that they are expanding the services and will offer rides as long as 2 hours in the near future **
DO THEY SPEAK ENGLISH? : As of yet, no. You will need a translator to schedule your trip for you by phone, but you will be able to enjoy the ride, regardless, once you get there! Have your translator on hand just in case!
- Conveniently located at the end of one of the trails at Parque do Coco
- Easy access from the street if you don’t feel like hiking that day.
- Beautiful views of the Park.
- Within walking distance to Iguatemi Mall
HOW TO BOOK A RIDE:
PASSEIO DO BARCO NO RIO COCO (COCO RIVER BOAT TOUR)
OPEN: TUESDAY – FRIDAY 0800 – 1700; SATURDAY -SUNDAY 0800 – 1300 (*depending on if the tide is too high or low)
BOOKING: MR. ARAUJO – (85) 9.8527-8216 (PORTUGUESE)
DEPARTURE POINT: PONTE DA AVENIDA SEBASTEAO ABREU (Near Iguatemi Shopping Mall)
(SPECIFY TO TAXI DRIVER THAT YOU ARE GOING TO THE PLACE WHERE THE BOAT TOUR STARTS!)
IS IT WORTH IT? YES! YES! AND YES!
HOW TO GET THERE: Taxi or Uber. Taxis tend to be available in the area, but download the SINDITAXI PASSAGEIROS APP or take an Uber just in case you don’t see any on the streets.
ADDRESS: Avenida Sebastião de Abreu, 298-302 – Cocó, Fortaleza – CE