When traveling to Manaus, or another foreign city at that, you will need to equip yourself with information that will be needed in your travel there. Here are a few details to get you started.
Manaus follows the 69000-000 postal code. You may need this when making transactions in the city or making online transactions, so it will be helpful to keep it in hand.
If you will be traveling to and from the city and would need to make phone calls to Manaus, then you need to know the phone codes. Brazil’s international country code is +55 and Manaus’s area code is 92. Just dial +55 plus 92 plus the phone number then you’re good to go.
Manaus, being a part of Brazil, has the Real (R$) as their currency. Even with the fluctuating exchange rates, it is still fairly lower in value than that of the Euro and Dollar.
Manaus follows the UTC/GMT -4 hour standard time zone. Be sure to keep this in mind if you would want to make phone calls to the city to make reservations or travel inquiries for example.
The city of Manaus has the tropical rainforest climate which means there is almost no dry season here. Rainfalls are predominant in one half of the year and this coincides with the Southern Winter. This falls between the months of December and May. The dry season falls between the months of June and November. During this season, you still can expect a few rainfalls.
Banks and business hours
Banks in Manaus opens at 9 A.M and closes at 3 P.M. Businesses that are usually found in the downtown are open from Mondays to Fridays, between the hours of 8 A.M. and 12 P.M. then 2 P.M. and 6 P.M. Saturdays have office hours between 8 A.M. and 12 P.M. There are some establishments though that extends their opening hours, like some shopping centers that are open every day and closes at 10 P.M.
You may also want to know the holidays that are observed and celebrated every year so that you’ll know when the streets will be packed or when the stores will be closed in observance of the holiday. Every September 5 marks the day when Amazonas was given the province status. October 24 is the date of the anniversary of Manaus and December 8 is celebrated as the day of Our Lady of Conceição, the Patron Saint of Amazonas.