Top things to do

Waterfall in Barcelos

Serra do Aracá State Park

Although this state park was established in 1990 to preserve the unique canyons carved out by the Rio Aracá, it wasn't until recently that the massive waterfall at its heart was officially measured and certified. Tu…
Brazilian in Novo Airão

Flor do Luar

Owned by a developer known for ultra-upscale properties in the Amazon and elsewhere, this is not your ordinary floating restaurant. Dishes are creative variations on region favorites and service is impeccable. Price…
Beach in Barcelos

Praia Grande

This is Barcelos' biggest and most accessible beach. It's on an island directly opposite town, and is a short boat ride (R$3) from the main dock. Shacks serve hot meals and cold drinks, especially on summer weekends…
Brazilian in Novo Airão

Restaurante Florestas

The friendly owner is as skilled in the kitchen as she is welcoming to guests. Fish, meat and vegetarian dishes are prepared with the freshest of ingredients, including herbs and veggies from the restaurant's own ga…
Brazilian in São Gabriel da Cachoeira

La Cave Du Conde

The refined menu, bar service and warm rustic ambience make this a pleasant surprise in the middle of the Amazon, but the main reason to come is to sample authentic regional and indigenous dishes, including São Gabr…
Nature Reserve in Barcelos

Arquipélago Mariuá

Hostel Manaus arranges engaging tours of various lengths to this massive collection of islands, the largest river archipelago in the world. You'll ply the winding waterways, visit island communities, sleeping on the…
Brazilian in Barcelos

Camaleón Beach Grill

A wooden stairway leads from the plaza down to platforms where umbrella-shaded tables have views overlooking the river and Praia Grande beyond. Grilled fish and meats are served with standard sides.
Buffet in São Gabriel da Cachoeira

Restaurante Dina

Popular friendly self-service spot located two long blocks from the soccer field.