Stretching from the Amazon delta to the borders of French Guiana and Suriname, Amapá has just over a half-million inhabitants, most of whom live in the capital, Macapá. The climate is equatorial and super humid, though drier from September to November. Owing to the proximity of French Guiana, many Amapaenses (residents of Amapá) speak some French.
Amapá is home to the huge – and hugely promising – Tumucumaque National Park. The park is Brazil’s largest, and will one day open for tourism. It’s an untouched swath of tropical rain forest blanketing a cluster of mountains, rich in flora and fauna.
Beyond that, however, Amapá has precious little to offer most travelers, except those looking for a land route into French Guiana. Macapá is a pleasant-enough place on your way there.