Backpacker Accommodation tips:
Alter do Chao (40 min by bus from Santarem) has a good touristic
infrastructure with pensions offering rooms from 40 Reais upwards (in low season). Special Promotional rates in April
and May (high water level of Tapajos river, the village is nearly deserted). In the peak season from June to December,
the prices may double.
Food is inexpensive, as long as fish (Pirarucu, Tambaqui, Tucunare) is ordered. The famous
CERPA beer of Para is sold in the beach bars for 2,50 to 3,00 Reais per bottle (600ml).
Recommended hotels in Santarem:
HOTEL BRASIL (Centro)
Trav. dos Mártires, 30
phone: +55 (93) 3523-5177
rooms from 25 Reais per day
POUSADA AMAZON SHAMROCK (Centro)
Av. Rui Barbosa, 51
phone +55 (93) 3522-4199
ADVENTURE TIP: TRANSAMAZONICA
Santarem is connected via the BR 163 and BR 230 Transamazonica to the Brazilian
Road Network. It is possible to travel by bus to the all over Brazil. The bus to Altamira PA (15 hours - fare 100
R$) and Maraba PI (30 hours - fare 200 R$)) is leaving daily at 9 a.m. from Santarem bus station. From Maraba onward
connections to Sao Luiz, Fortaleza or even Rio de Janeiro available.