Mucuripe is a neighborhood of the city of Fortaleza, State of Ceará, in Brazil. Located along the Cove of the same name. Its culmination is the Ponta do Mucuripe. Is located about four miles east of the city centre.
It is believed that, in 1500, before Pedro Álvares Cabral's voyage to Brazil, the Spanish navigator Vicente Yáñez Pinzón landed in this cable and the baptized of Cabo de Santa Maria de La Consolación. In 1501, André Gonçalves and Gonçalo Coelho arrived in Mucuripe's Cove, and Amerigo Vespucci in the crew. When the Dutch came to Ceará in 1649, Mucuripe was the port of anchorage of your vessel.
Fortaleza, with a population close to 2.55 million (metropolitan region over 3.6 million), is the 5th largest city in Brazil.
Fortaleza is a big tourist destination for the domestic Brazilian market. The city has several major hotels which are rated as five stars. In addition there are several four star hotels as well as inns. Further along the beach front is the new pier and later the roller skating area close to Iracema beach.
Scuba diving is possible in the area of Pedra da Risca do Meio State Marine Park, a marine protected area located about 10 nautical miles from the shoreline of Fortaleza.