The Amazon

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  • 1. Mangal das Garças

    Cidade Velha | Park/Playground

    City beautification efforts to increase tourism and encourage environmental conservation led to the creation of the Mangrove of the Egrets,...Read More

  • 2. Forte do Presépio

    Cidade Velha | Military Site

    Founded January 12, 1616, this fort is considered Belém's birthplace. From here the Portuguese launched conquests of the Amazon and watched...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. 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

  • 5. 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

  • 6. Serra Piroca


    The small mountain that towers over Ilha do Amor is accessible by a single trail that starts at the end of the island and snakes up through...Read More

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