While elegant Rio de Janeiro and cosmopolitan São Paulo are best-known places in Brazil, the North is the most unexplored part of the country. Its cities developed during the rubber tapping cycle of the XIX century. Nowadays, the region tries to protect the most valued thing there: the Amazon forest.
- Belém - Capital of Pará.
- Boa Vista - Capital of Roraima.
- Macapá - Capital of Amapá.
- Manaus - Capital of Amazonas.
- Natividade - A historic town from the mining ages in Tocantins.
- Palmas - Capital of Tocantins.
- Parintins - Famous for the Boi Bumbá festival, a celebration of Amazonian culture.
- Porto Velho - Capital of Rondônia.
- Rio Branco - Capital of Acre.
- Santarém - A typical Amazonian city, with forests, rivers, lakes and igarapés (canoe-navigable creeks) at a stone's throw from the city center.
- Algodoal - In the coast of Pará, about 200km from the capital (Belém), you can find the wonderful island of Algodoal. It receives mainly foreigns tourists. The archipelago to which the island belongs received this name because, at a distance, its white sand dunes remind one of a vast plantation of cotton (algodão).
- Ilha de Marajó - the large island at the mouth of the Amazon
- Jalapão - A departure from the Amazon region, this uninhabited cerrado area has bright orange sand dunes, rivers and waterfalls. Increasingly popular with off-road adventure lovers.
- amazon rainforest - jungle tours, wildlife, floated wood, the Mysteries of the amazon *AMAZON TOUROPERATOR
This page was last edited at 12:04, on 27 June 2008 by David. Based on work by Valtteri Päivinen, Nick Roux, Robert Wolfgang Schuster, Tom Holland, Ricardo, Paul N. Richter and Rob Payne, Wikitravel user(s) Ronald, Episteme, PierreAbbat and Dhum Dhum and Anonymous user(s) of Wikitravel.