Praia de Iracema (lit. "Iracema Beach") is a beach and a neighborhood located in the Brazilian city of Fortaleza in the state of Ceara. Its name comes from the character Iracema that gives name to a famous novel by the cearense writer José de Alencar. It is a prime district of Fortaleza, near the downtown and in which lies the Dragão do Mar Center of Arts and Culture. It has several nightclubs, hotels, and recreational centers.