The only town in the Baturité Mountain Range with historical roots linked to Maranguape, Palmácia is intersected by many waterfalls and mountains. Besides the natural beauties, the town, which is 63 km from Fortaleza and is accessed by CE-065, preserves its sugar mills in Basilio Farm Community, where the tradition lives on and rapadura and brown sugar are produced.
Para Gliding in Palmacia.
Palmácia has 10 thousand inhabitants and its topography is excellent for adventure sports like hang gliding. Between Maranguape and Palmácia, tourists find trails in beautiful natural landscapes. Bacamarte Track, for example is a steep slope, but tourists are rewarded when they reach the top with the views of Maranguape, Fortaleza, Redenção and Iguape Beach. There is also Bacamarte Stone, where sport lovers practice rappel.
Rural Tourism is another option in Palmácia, where there is cattle raising in the low part of the town and also many ponds. The landscape shows many old farm houses, among them, Linhares' Casarão, which keeps casks from the time it used to produce cachaça.
More information about Palmacia:
»Palmácia. Blog about Palmácia, maintained by a resident; several photos.
»Fortaleza Vôo Livre. Para-gliding school situated in Palmácia.
Source of information: State of Ceara Tourism Authority.
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