Top things to do

International in Soure

Hotel Casarão da Amazônia

It's no surprise that the island's nicest hotel also has its most sophisticated restaurant. It's not easy to attract experienced staff to this culinary hinterland, but the Italian owner's efforts have paid off. The …
Beach in Soure

Praia de Araruna

Praia de Araruna is a narrow, virtually deserted beach with mangrove stands and separated from Praia Barra Velha by a wide tidal channel. High tide can reduce the shoreline significantly, but it's a pleasant spot an…
Beach in Soure

Praia do Pesqueiro

Praia do Pesqueiro is Soure’s most popular beach, a broad swath of soft beige sand, backed by thatch-roofed restaurants. Pesqueiro is about 12km north of town, but along the way you can spot buffaloes wallowing in m…
Beach in Soure

Praia Garrote

Praia Garrote is a completely undeveloped beach at the mouth of the Rio Paracauari. To get there, follow Travessa 9 east out of town; the road makes a sharp right-hand turn and continues to a tidal inlet. Fishers ca…
French in Soure

Café de Soare

Run by an earnest French expat, this small but excellent restaurant has a handful of tables in its attractive dining area and a few more on the sidewalk. The buffalo steak with Gorgonzola sauce is a favorite, as are…
Beach in Soure

Praia Barra Velha

Praia Barra Velha is edged by thick mangrove stands and several small restaurants. To get there, follow Travessa 14 east of town for about 4.5km to a fork in the road; to the right is a walkway leading to Praia Barr…
Brazilian in Soure

Pousada Restaurante Ilha Bela

Fresh typical Marajoara fare, including fried fish and buffalo steak, served in an breezy corner dining area. There's live music on Friday evenings.
Religious in Soure

Círio de Nazaré

Soure has its own Círio de Nazaré with a beautiful procession. Hotels can be booked up at this time.
Brazilian in Soure

Restaurante Patú Anu

A simple, reliable menu and a convenient location make this a popular choice among locals, first-timers and repeat visitors alike. Large servings of chicken, beef, fish or shrimp, plus pizza and rice and beans.
Ceramics in Soure

Cerâmica Mbara-yo

This is the modest shop of ceramicist Carlos Amaral, who combines traditional Aruã and Marajoara ceramic traditions with award-winning results. You can have a short tour of the workshop to see how the pieces are mad…