The Amazon

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The Amazon - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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  • 1. Praia do Pesqueiro


    Thirteen km (8 miles) north of Soure, Praia do Pesqueiro is the island's most popular beach. When you stand on the white-sand expanse looking...Read More

  • 2. Caju Una


    Tricky access has ensured that this breathtaking beach and its associated self-sustaining fishing village have remained remote. The village...Read More

  • 3. Ilha do Amor


    Jutting out into the river across from the main square, this fat finger of golden sand is one of Alter's picture-perfect postcard shots and...Read More

  • 4. Joanes

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    Roughly 23 km (14 miles) southwest of Soure, the small beach-village of Joanes was the island's first settlement. Poke around the ruins of a...Read More

  • 5. Lago Verde


    A local favorite for escaping the crowds during high season, Lago Verde can be accessed by a short boat ride from Alter do Chao. There are secluded...Read More

  • 6. Ponto do Cururú


    The best place to watch the sunset, surrounded by botos (pink dolhpins), this sandy headland is a 15-minute speedboat trip from the pier....Read More

  • 7. Praia da Lua


    Named after its crescent-shaped beach, Praia da Lua is on the Rio Negro, and is located 10 minutes away from Ponta Negra in Manaus. Avoid this...Read More

  • 8. Praia da Ponta Negra


    Known as the Copacabana of the Amazon, this beach is next to the Hotel Tropical and has restaurants, bars, sports, and nightlife facilities...Read More

  • 9. Praia do Araruna


    Coconut trees line the 8-km (5-mile) length of this beach, about 20-minutes (a 4-km/2-mile taxi ride) northeast of Soure. Here you may see flocks...Read More

  • 10. Praia do Tupé


    This lovely, clean beach on the Rio Negro is popular with locals and tends to fill up on Sunday and holidays. Calm waters make it a good choice...Read More

  • 11. Praia Outeiro


    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...Read More

  • 12. Praia Paraíso

    Mosqueiro | Beach–Sight

    This beach is lined with trees and has soft white sands and clear emerald waters that stretch for miles. If you can't bear to leave at day's...Read More

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