Praia do Futuro is famed for it's Barracas, the seaside resorts and clubs
which make a visit there not just a day at a beach, but part of a luxury
Literally the word "Barracas" in Portuguese means "tent" and you can imagine
that the original establishments along the beach were tents put up by local
sellers of drinks and snacks. Indeed in many beaches in Brazil and indeed
in Fortaleza there are still simple services like these.
However on Praia do Futuro competition between the different beach vendors
has escalated into an all out war of luxury beach services and now the
"Barracas" look like the swimming pool and garden of any 5-star resort hotel.
Sit by the pool, yes the freshwater swimming pool next to the ocean, let your
kids play on the water slides or enjoy other water games. And while they
are safe under the watchful eye of lifeguards you may sit at a comfortable table and
drink tall drinks, or walk down to the beach and sit on a comfortable sun
lounger or chair under a "palapas" or thatched-roof hut or umbrella.
Situated along the Avenida Zezé Diogo, with their backs to the road and their
front to the every pleasant beach, there are more than 10 different choices, to
match different budgets. The simplest provide mostly the beach chairs and
simple umbrellas, with a bar to get drinks and simple foods. The most
sophisticated Barracas have live entertainment with bands, shows and everything
to keep you entertained the whole day.
Crocobeach Club is the largest and has live music and comedy shows, but it is
only one of many choices. Each person of course has their favorite and
while one person may only ever go to Crocobeach another may prefer
America do Sol or Saturno Beach. Who has the best food?
The most comfortable chairs? The cheapest beer? Ultimately it is a
matter of personal preference, and budget, hence the continuing existence of so
List of Barracas on Praia do Futuro
The bigger of the Barracas have their own web sites and
you can visit those to see what special facilities they
offer. Some offer lifeguards covering not just the
pool but the sea as well. At Barraca Cuca Lega for
example they are proud of their all day crab BBQ on
Take care however that these are small business and like
many small business updating their web site, rather than
serving their customers on the beach, is not their first
priority so you may find some of their web sites not
entirely up to date.