Estado do Pará Travel Guide

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See all 134 Belém Tips
  • port of belem

    Belém Things to Do

    you can take the boat a 3pm it was already pretty full. My hammock was squeezed. we headed out of the port Belem at about 7pm. Five days later we should be arriving to Manaus. Stopping for a few hours in Santerem - About half-way to ManausStopping for a few hours in Santerem - About half-way to ManausThe days on the boat were not as bad and as slow...

  • Crowne Plaza Belem Hotel

    Belém Hotels

    Avenida Nazare 375, Bela Vista, State of Para, 66035-170, Brazil

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • time to go

    Belém Off The Beaten Path

    •Belém is a rainy city and hot. Humidity is very high. The climate is equatorial which means little variance from day to day. The wettest months are between January to May, but whenever you travel, be prepared for daily rain and high temperatures. •Check today's weather. •To time your visit for a special event, go to Belém for the Círio de Nazaré...



See all 17 Santarém Tips
  • Overnight on the boat in port at...

    Santarém Transportation

    I was told that the boat I took from Manaus to Santarem which arrives in Santarem early in the morning would stay in port until the next day. I was invited to leave my things on the boat and return to sleep there rather than going into town for a hotel. I turned down the offer because I wanted to stay a couple days, but if you are just interested...

  • Evening Promenade

    Santarém Nightlife

    After dinner you can take a long walk along river Tapajos. It's perfect for people watching. There are many bars on the way where you can stop to have a drink. Every night locals are also coming to a promenade offering coconut water, brazil nuts, home made chocolates (cupulate - made from cupuacu seeds) with local fruit fillings... My favourits...

  • A Long-standing Tradition

    Santarém Restaurants

    Over 50 years it has been one of the most popular and famous restaurants in town. The palm-lined outside seating next to Praca do Pescador has a good view of the river Tapajos. The menu includes everything from sandwiches, pizzas, chicken, steaks and fish (tucunare and pirarucu are excelent!). All-you-can-eat lunch buffet is a good option, tasty...


Ilha de Marajó

  • Praia do Pesqueiro - My Kind of Beach!!!

    Ilha de Marajó Things to Do

    Praia do Pesqueiro, about 10 km north of Soure, is the island's most popular beach. It's fairly secluded during the week and can be slightly more frequented on weekends. When you stand on the white sand expanse looking out at the watery horizon, the waves lapping at your feet, it's hard to believe you are not on the ocean. The beach has several...

  • Guara (Scarlet Ibis) - Symbol of the...

    Ilha de Marajó Things to Do

    The island is filled with hundred of bird species such as egrets, flamingos, herons, parrots, ducks, hawks, toucans and the graceful scarlet ibis with its long curved beak. The sight of a flock of deep-pink ibis flying against Marajo's green background is truly spectacular!!more pics in the Travelogue

  • Don't Miss a Local Speciality, the Crab!

    Ilha de Marajó Restaurants

    A complete offer in one place: Do Zolho pousada and bar/restaurant. I was really happy to discover this little paradise. And when I dined there for the first time I knew it was a perfect decision. Owner's wife Eliana was preparing food in the kitchen but separate "dining-rooms" were outside, by the river. She always used fresh and locally grown...


Alter do Chão

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  • Ilha do Amor (Island of Love)

    Alter do Chão Things to Do

    A picturesque white-sand island Ilha do Amor is a subject of thousand postcards and undoubtedly the most beautiful beach of Alter do Chão. It's lying in front of the village, surrounded by river Tapajós on one side and lagoon Lago Verde on the other. There are several beach kiosks that offer local fish and drink. In the morning, when the water is...

  • Authentic Indigenous Art

    Alter do Chão Shopping

    Arariba shop has one of the largerst authentic indigenous art collections of the Amazon region. Their intention is to promote indigenous art craft and thus give help to local and regional Indian communities. After only eight years of existance they already offer pieces of art from 80 different indigenous nations. The choice is really...

  • Pindobal

    Alter do Chão Off The Beaten Path

    Pindobal is a settlement of stilted houses along the river Tapajós. A beach there is semi-deserted. You will probably see some local people, especially children playing in the river.Pindobal is lying about 8 km from Alter do Chão and it's the most wide point of river Tapajós (nearly 14 km). It can be reached by car or by boat.


Ilha do Algodoal

  • Reaching Ilha de Algodoal is Half the...

    Ilha do Algodoal Transportation

    Reaching Ilha de Algodoal is half the fun! The jumping-off point is the small town of Maruda, a four-hour bus ride from Belem. In my case it took more than five hourse because of so many stops that we made. Rapido Excelsior company has several buses daily. Buy a ticket a day before (if possible) and catch one that leaves early in the morning to...

  • Grilled Fish Right on the Beach

    Ilha do Algodoal Restaurants

    That day I wanted to stay only on Princess beach. I walked the whole beach and really enjoyed it! It was already a lunch time so I decided to start looking for a nice place to eat. There are several simple restaurants (stilted framehouses) that serve food and drink. I've chosen Mata Broca. Later in the evening, it was actually a Christmas eve, I...

  • Simple Local Food

    Ilha do Algodoal Restaurants

    It was about midday when we arrived to Fortalezinha village and Marcelo first showed me around the village. As I was becoming hungry he brought me to the local bar, owned by his friend. The place is simple and very pleasant. It is located by the sea, surrounded with tropical trees. Most people come there for a drink. The owner was really friendly;...


Ilha Cotejuba

See all 7 Ilha Cotejuba Tips
  • Charrete - Horse-drawn Carriage

    Ilha Cotejuba Local Customs

    As there are no cars on the island they had to invent other ways of transport. The main vehicle is a horse-drawn carriage. You will most probably arrive to the port with the intention to go further around the island. There are always some horse-drawn carriages waiting for the passengers. They will take you anyway on the island (in my case it was...

  • Boat from Icoaraci to Cotijuba

    Ilha Cotejuba Transportation

    Getting from Belem to Cotijuba might seem rather complicated because it's a combination of various means of transport. First you take a bus to Icoaraci (a small town north of Belem, the home of many craftsmen making the famous Marajoara pottery). Frequent city buses marked "Icoaraci" leave from Avenida Presidente Vargas in central Belem. It takes...

  • Simple Local Food

    Ilha Cotejuba Restaurants

    Pousada Sol & Lua where I was staying has also a restaurant. At my arrival I was offered by the employee that she could prepare meals. As the island lacks of places where you can eat I found it convinient to accept.The food was simple but ok. I would only complain about the service. She was not at all interested to please me. Her main aim was to...


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