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Canoa Quebrada (Broken Canoe, in English) is a beach of the East coast of Ceará, of which landscape is characterized by dunes and reddish cliffs that reach up to 30 meters of height.

It used to be a little village that, after being discovered in the 1960s by French filmmakers of the "Nouvelle Vague" movement, suffered a cultural shock, resulting in a freedom feeling that rules there up to these days.

The village acquired fame after being discovered, in the 1970s, by the hippies who found this remote place, inhabited only by a native tribe and some fishermen.

The moon and the star sculpted on the cliff became a local symbol, but their origins are not known for sure, and there are a lot of versions told by the local people.


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