The shoreline may be eroded and dirty in places, but the swimming at Praia Outeiro, a river beach near Belém, is good if you can handle muddy water. Restaurants line the beach with tables under trees. These are great places to have a cold drink and snack on freshly boiled crabs, quail eggs, and salted shrimp. Because of its proximity to Belém, Praia Outeiro is generally crowded throughout the year. Amenities: food and drink; lifeguards; parking; showers; toilets.
Best for: partiers.