sexta-feira, 1 de abril de 2011

Canoa Quebrada

Canoa Quebrada is a beach located on the east coast of the state of Ceara in northeastern Brazil. Distant 166 km from Fortaleza and 18 km from the town of Aracati, it belongs to.

The landscape is characterized by sand dunes and red cliffs of up to thirty meters above sea level.


Chapel of the village of Canoa Quebrada.

The village of Canoa Quebrada originated from the small town of Esteves. Discovered in the 1960s by French filmmakers of the movement "Nouvelle Vague", the village suffered a clash of cultures that resulted in a feeling of freedom that reigns there today.

To a local legend that day, the French worked hard and at night, they gave up the fun. For this reason, a moon and a star carved into the cliffs, have become the symbol of the place. Another version of this local tradition tells that the team FIMAG, there was a Moroccan Islamic belief, that feeling remorse for the continued nightly binge, wanted forgiveness from Allah. To redeem himself of guilt, he had carved in the cliffs, the moon and the stars, local icons today.

The town became famous when she was discovered in the 1970s, the hippies, that they found a remote place, inhabited only by an Indian tribe and a few fishermen, a simple and hospitable population, which today preserves the tradition of fishing with rafts at sea. Some of these hippies settled in the local natives marrying and having children. Thus, you can find there are many descendants of Swiss, French and other Europeans. Canoa Quebrada has returned to the scene of a movie in 1997 with the production of Bella Donna, by Bruno Barreto) and, thereafter, turned into a major tourist destination of Ceara.

At night, locals and tourists meet in the main street jokingly nicknamed "Broadway", lulled by the rhythm of Reggae "and Forró.

Today the region is protected through the Environmental Protection Area of ​​Canoa Quebrada (APACQ), with about seventy thousand acres.

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