Top things to do in Rondônia

Fort in Rondônia

Forte Príncipe da Beira

Remote Forte Príncipe da Beira, beside the Rio Guaporé, 210km south of Guajará-Mirim, was constructed by the Portuguese between 1776 and 1783 to consolidate their hold on the lands east of the Guaporé and Mamoré aga…
Wildlife Reserve in Rondônia

Reserva Extrativista do Lago do Cuniã

This 558-sq-km reserve, created in 1999, lies 150km down the Rio Madeira from Porto Velho and is accessible only by river. It’s Rondônia’s largest fish-spawning ground (pirarucú and aruanã are among the species bree…
Brazilian in Porto Velho

Casa do Tambaqui

Tambaqui is a huge river fish with succulent white meat, often served grilled and sem espinhas (without bones). That's the specialty here, with dishes for two to five people. The menu has no individual plates, so co…
Brazilian in Porto Velho

Remanso do Tucunaré

The good fish dishes serve two easily; try a delicious caldeirada de tucunaré (river-fish stew) or tambaqui (big fish chunks boiled with onion and tomatoes in a soup-like sauce, accompanied by rice). Decor is decide…
Buffet in Porto Velho

Caffé Restaurante

The excellent buffet includes a wide selection of mains – from shepherd's pie to fried fish – a slew of sides and a refrigerated case full of succulent desserts, all served in a cool dining area. It's popular with p…
Bar in Porto Velho


Classy restaurant and bar, with indoor and outdoor seating.
Wildlife Reserve in Rondônia

Reserva Extrativista Pedras Negras

About 240km upstream from Costa Marques, the Reserva Extrativista Pedras Negras has good opportunities for hiking, canoeing, and spotting rare orchids, macaws, toucans, caimans, deer and river dolphins. There are al…
National Park in Rondônia

Parque Nacional de Pacaás Novos

This rugged, 7648-sq-km national park includes Rondônia’s highest peak, Pico do Tracoá (1230m), and some spectacular waterfalls. Fauna includes rarely seen jaguars, tapirs, giant anteaters, howler monkeys and rare b…
Historic Site in Porto Velho

Estrada de Ferro Madeira–Mamoré

Right on prime waterfront, the massive warehouses and rusting trains at this historic railyard would make an ideal home for hip bars and restaurants, museums and galleries, and shady walkways, not unlike Belém's exc…
Seafood in Porto Velho

O Rei do Peixe

One of several open-air restaurants across from the plaza that are popular with local workers and families. For R$16 you can pile up your plate with a wide selection of entree and sides; add a pitcher of fresh juice…