Presidente Figueiredo is a favourite weekend spot 107km north of Manaus on
the BR 174, known also as the ¨city of waterfalls¨. Several busses are leaving the Manaus bus station per day, price per ticket
is less than 13 Reais.
More than 53 waterfalls are located in scenic jungle locations.
TIPP: Most hotels and resorts in Presidente
Figueiredo are offering promotional reates during the week. Rates during the weekends are higher. AMAZONASLIFE recommends
the resort complexes Santuario and Iracema, and the downtown hotel Maruaga (www.hotelmaruaga.com.br).
To move around, some waterfalls are 20km away from the city center, you can use mototaxis or rent for approx. 30 R$ per
day a motorbike.
In our opinion worth to visit are:
¨Cachoeira Santuario¨ (www.cachoeirasantuario.com.br) is an ecologic reserve with jungle paths and 3 waterfalls. It is approx. 13 km away from Presidente
Figueiredo and can be reached by car, taxi (fare approx. 20 Reais) or mototaxi (fare approx. 8 reais). The reserve
operates a hotel with promotional rates during the week and some adventure activities around the jungle and waterfalls. For
a one day visit to Santuario should be calculated at least 2 hours.
The Iracema waterfalls are located approx. 15 km from Presidente Figueiredo, can be reached by car, taxi
(fare approx. 25 Reais), mototaxi (fare approx. 15 Reais) or own rented motorbike. The complex with three waterfalls and caves
is linked by jungle paths and is a real adventure. Visitors can swim below the waterfall or make photos standing
in the waterfall. The 1,5 km trekking trough the jungle from Iracema waterfall to Araras waterfall takes about 30 minutes
and is worth to do. Visitors should calculate one day for the visit to Iracemafalls.
TIPP: The hotel offers to its guest budget transfers from and to Presidente
Figueiredo. In combination with promotional rates from R$ 70,- per room during the week it might be worth to stay
at least one night in the Iracema hotel.
Cachoeira / River Stream URUBUI
The Urubui waterfall is a touristic complex located 2km from downtown. The complex has restaurants,
hotels, bars along the river, a swimming pool for kids and a sandy beach. Visitors can swim safely in the river stream.
Orquidea (Orchid) Waterfall
This waterfall and natural swimming pool is located in a reserve of the Presidente Figueiredo
city council and can be reached after 30 min trekking on jungle paths. Popular spot for local teenagers. Price for mototaxi
from downtown to entry point is 3 Reais. It is a small but romantic waterfall surrounded by Real Jungle.