Cambuco, Brazil

The town of Cambuco is about 40 kilometers from Fortaleza, and I visited it today.  A bus came and picked me up around 8:00 am, and we drove for about two hours.  When you arrive at the destination, you immediately are made aware that it is a tourist destination.  Vendors are aggressive, and the destination is designed as a small resort oasis with pools, restaurants, and “kite surfing” classes.  Tourism is a major source of income for the local residents.  I was surprised not to see a single foreign tourist, though:  the visitors were all domestic Brazilian tourists, all coming from different states in the country.

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