Praia Grande information
A tawny sandbar beach emerges on the far bank of the Rio Branco, opposite Boa Vista, during low water, roughly December to April. Known as Praia Grande, it is indeed big and beachy, and makes for a pleasant afternoon visit. Its transitory existence means there is no shade – bring an umbrella or consider waiting until the afternoon. Porto do Babazinho offers ferry service for R$4 round trip, and can provide food and drinks. Be alert for stingrays.