Buses run from Fortaleza's central train station several times an hour, about 45 minutes, R$ 5. A return taxi from Beira Mar is about R$ 100.
Ypioca  has a museum here, showing the history of cachaça production in this company since the 1840's. Guided tours in English or Portuguese take about 45 minutes. Guinness has certified the world's largest wooden barrel here. Some free tasters and an interesting shop. Recently they have added an "adventure park" (additional fee, R$ 3 to look around, R$ 20 for the fun), with kayaking and more. 7 km from the town center, -get a cab. Tue - Sun, 08:00 - 17:00, R$ 8. Info tel 3341 3452.