Manaus and surroundings feature sandy river beaches and bathing facilities (in Portuguese called
Balnearios) to cool down during hot days. Swimming in cold cristal clear water, having a cold beer and flirting with the locals
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PRAIA DA LUA (LUA BEACH) - RECOMMENDED by AMAZONASLIFE
Praia da Lua is a polupar and clean beach just a few hundred meters from Ponta Negra. While
on Sundays this beach is mostly overcrowded, during weekdays it is nearly empty. The beach features fine white sand,
some trees, coconuts and beach bars, which offer food and drinks. It is accessibe by shared motorized canu(lotacao - R$ 3.-
per trip and person) from Marinha da David (David Marine) in Ponta Negra. From Manaus city center take the Bus 120 to Ponta
Negra and leave the bus in front of the entrance to the Tropical hotel. A free shuttle service to Marina da David (every 30
minutes) is available, but you can also walk the approx. 1,5 km to the Marine. Amazonaslife recommends this beach due to easy
access, however, suggests to avoid the sunday.
RIO PRETO DA EVA (Black River of Eva)
Rio Preto da Eva is a newly in 1981 created municipality, located approx. 80km north of
Manaus and a growing tourist and weekend spot. It is accessible by bus from Manaus Rodoviario Bustation (5,45 Reais per
trip, which takes approx. 1 hour). The infrastructure (hotels, restaurants) is very basic, but prices are still low (3 Reais
for a Skol beer, 1 Real for a Coconut). Main attraction are the sandy river beaches and balnearios, among others Paraiso do
Manu, Recanto dos Buritis and Agua Verde. All tourist spots are acessible with motor-taxis. In the Rio Preto da Eva area is
also located the Malocas jungle lodge. www.malocas.com
PRAIA DO TUPE
Praia do Tupe is located 34 kilometers from Manaus and popular during weekends and holidays. It is
acessible by regional boats from Manaus Moderna Port (sundays, holidays, departure 9 a.m.) or by private speed-boat from
David Marina Ponta Negra. The price for the regional boat is 12 Reais per person.
Nice beach located near community Paricatuba 37 km from Manaus. During dry season irregular
bus service from Cacau-Pereira. Excursion boats operates on sundays form Manaus Moderna, price 12 Reais per person.
BALNEARIO 3 Irmaoes (km 23 - estrada Manaus - Manacapuru)
This river bath is accessible by public transport, and located at km 23 of the road Cacau-Pereira to Manacapuru. The
owner has created some artificial islands in the river and creates fishes in basins, such as Pirarucu and Tambaqui.