Parque de Cocó, Fortaleza
We were staying basically right next to Parque de Cocó so we decided to take a stroll around. It’s a large park full of native vegetation and a great way to dip out of the city while still being in the city. I’m pretty into urban parks even though it would obviously be nicer to be lost in the middle of a forest… you take what you can get. The park often hosts events like concerts and there were lots of people around during our Sunday visit, having children’s birthday parties, running, and just enjoying the weather. If you go there you’ll probably see lots of little marmosets, which is fun if you’re not used to seeing monkeys free and up close. Phyllis and I also found some mangoes to eat. If you like cats, it’s also a good place because there’s a bunch of them just hanging out.
For those of you who might think, ‘well, it’s just a park…’ that’s kind of the whole point.