Paracuru is a beautiful beach along the west coastline of Fortaleza. Paracuru, prefered for the practice of nautical sports, has an intense movement of people during carnival time. My family has a beach house in paracuru. I remember when we were little, we always went to the street carnival in Paracuru. We got all dressed up in our costumes and we would take eggs and flour and throw at each other and at other people. It was awesome. We did that all 4 nights of Carnival. Paracuru will always have a special place in my heart!
In my opinion, the best place to visit near Fortaleza is Morro Branco. You don't stay only on the beach all day long, since you take this thrilling buggy ride and you get to know many cool places around.
Do not forget to enjoy the beaches around...most of them barely touched and full or nature around....never, at all, miss Jericoacoara! Other options are Lagoínha, Baleia, Paracuru, Taíba, Pecém, Morro Branco and the beaches around Icapuí county.
Some are absolutely luxurious, and all offer a great variety of delicous food, often prepared to personal tastes. This one here at "Praia da Caponga"