PLACE: PARAIBA BAR / GENTILANDIA SQUARE
HOURS: MONDAY – SUNDAY *5PM – 2AM
- Awesome bohemian vibe and laid back atmosphere
- Several bars and restaurants in the area; great for pub crawling / bar hopping
- VERY local part of town
- All ages allowed
- Excellent prices
- Gorgeous people everywhere!
DO THEY SPEAK ENGLISH? Sometimes…better have that translation app ready!
WHAT I THINK: Benfica is one of my FAVORITE neighborhoods in Fortaleza – particularly the places featured in this post. The area is very relaxed and feels like a block party every weekend. The bar food is great and affordable and time just slips away like a thief in the night. Those who want to go where the locals go should DEFINITELY check out Benfica. Start at Paraiba bar and go from there. Since Paraiba Bar is extremely popular – particularly on Fridays and Saturdays – seats may not be available. If not, be sure to check out the other bars in the area that I’ve listed above.
IS IT WORTH IT? YES! YES! YES!
HOW TO GET THERE: UBER and TAXI are the best options