A capital of the state of Amazonas, tourists will find a lot of breathtaking sights and attractions in Manaus. The following are just some of them:
Meeting of the Waters
When in Manaus the one thing that you shouldn’t miss is the Meeting of the Waters. There is a spot in Manaus where the Solimoes River’s brown waters meet with the Negro River’s black waters. The most interesting thing is that these two glasses of water don’t mix and just flow side by side. It truly is a sight to see and an attraction like no other.
Manaus has a number of beaches where tourists can also visit. These are formed between the months of August and November when the level of the rivers’ waters are dropping. Tupé Beach is one of these. It is located just 34km from Manaus and can only be reached by boat. This is frequented by locals and tourists during weekends and holidays. The Moon Beach, on the other hand, is a spectacle because of its crescent-shaped coastline and the rare vegetation surrounding it. The beach offers cool waters where you can dip in and a long stretch of sand.
Paricatuba Waterfall is one of the waterfalls that can be found in Manaus. It is on the right side of the Negro River and can only be accessed by boat. You will best appreciate the place between the months of August and February. Lion waterfall is another spot to go to where you can bathe in its cold and clear water.
The Ponta Negra Cultural, Sport and Leisure Park is one of the most important attractions of the city. It can be found 13km away from Manaus’s downtown. Aside from the park, it also holds an amphitheater that can accommodate 15,000 people. Adolpho Ducke Botanical Garden is another attraction in Manaus that you should try. It is located inside an ecological reserve and is home to a variety of animal and plant species. The Municipal Park of Mindú, on the other hand, is home to the same-de-cholera, a type of Monkey that only exists in Manaus. The National Park of Jaú is what you shouldn’t miss. It is regarded as the biggest national park not only in Brazil but also in Latin America.
If you would like to know Manaus’s history then the number of museums that are available in the city are the attractions for you. The Museo do Homen do Norte holds exhibits on the anthropology and the ethnology of the caboclos, which are a group of people living near the rivers that are of mixed white and Indian descent. While the Museu do Indio showcases old Manaus clothing, weapons, masks, and handicrafts. Other museums to visit are Museu Amazonico, Museu de Ciencias Naturais da Amazonia, Museu de Minerais e Rochas Geology Carlos Isotta, and Museu do Seringal Vila Paraiso.