Parintins - Amazonia

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Parintins
Parintins is a Brazilian municipality in the interior of the state of Amazonas. It is located at the eastern end of the state, 372 kilometers in a straight line from the capital Manaus. The municipality of Parintins, like almost all other Brazilian municipalities, was primarily inhabited by indigenous people. Parintins is part of the largest river system in the world, the Amazon Basin. It is a city marked by cultural, political and economic traits inherited from the Portuguese, Spanish, Italians and also from the Japanese, considering that the city had a relevant colony of these immigrants.
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It is the stage of one of the largest cultural events in the country: the Folkloric Festival of Parintins, a duel between the Caprichoso bumbás oxen, represented by the colors blue and white, and Guaranteed, with the colors red and white. The city has other tourist attractions that are still little explored: it is surrounded by beautiful and picturesque lakes and has nearby white sandy beaches, which peak in the Amazon summer, between August and October.
Parintins offers other attractions: the Cathedral of Our Lady of Carmel, the Communes Square, the Cantagalo Spa, the Amazon River Waterfront, Tricycle Ride - one of the attractions of Parintins are the tricycles, decorated in the most varied ways, that take the visitors to know the city calmly; Visit to the cattle pens; the Parintins Municipal Market; the Lagoa da Francesa; the Parintins Bumbodrome; Christ the Redeemer Square; the Soraya Float; the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church among other tourist attractions.
The most important rivers are: Paraná do Ramos, Paraná do Espírito Santo, Paraná do Limão, Uiacurapá River, Mamurú River, Macuricanã Lake, Aninga Lake, Parananema Lake, Macurani Lake and French Lagoon.
How to get
Located on the right bank of the Amazon River, Parintins is only accessible by boat or plane:
Plane: There are direct flights Manaus-Parintins, which may last 1 hour or 40 minutes, depending on the plane. During the festival period the flights have several daily frequencies. Even so, the ideal is to get the ticket in advance. Outside the festival period, MAP is the airline that offers daily flights to Parintins.
Boat - The trip takes eight to 24 hours, depending on the boat. During the festival period, the line boats leave the port of Manaus Moderna and are moored at the edge of Parintins until the end of the festival. The traveler can tie his hammock and sleep on the boat. In this type of boat, which takes an average of 200 passengers, the trip takes between 18h and 24h. The return takes longer, on average 24 hours.
Tickets are purchased at the Manaus Moderna port in Manaus South Zone or directly from the boat owners.
In addition to the slower line boats, it is also possible to get to Parintins on the "A Jet", closed fast boats that take six to eight hours of travel. In these speedboats, which can hold up to 90 people, it is not possible - nor necessary - to stay overnight.
Gastronomy
Rich, tasty, diverse and with a peculiar caboclo touch from Parintinense, the cuisine of Parintins stands out for serving typical dishes that blend traditional palates with a hint of innovation, introducing spices and flavors that the generous nature of the Amazon offers. Baked, fried, boiled in marinade sauce, breaded, tucupi, tucumã paste or taperebá sauce, fish is the favorite dish, closely followed by duck and free-range chicken.
Weather
Summer is short, hot and overcast; winter is long, warm, with precipitation and almost cloudy sky. Throughout the year, the weather is oppressive. Throughout the year, the temperature generally ranges from 24 ° C to 34 ° C and is rarely below 24 ° C or above 38 ° C.
The best time of year to visit Parintins and warm weather activities is from mid-June to late August.
Security
With the exception of some known high-risk areas (essentially in urban areas) and easily identifiable, tourist Brazil has a medium safety profile. Thus, as a rule, some caution and attention is advised when walking on foot in urban centers, especially at night, even in places of high tourist frequency, because of the possible occurrence of robberies and theft, sometimes with great physical violence.

Transporting and displaying any objects that may be viewed as valuable is not recommended. In the event of a robbery, one should never offer the least resistance or seek escape, given the high possibility of being subjected to violence.

Motoring at night or using taxis that are not accredited by the tourist authorities or recommended by hotel units should be avoided.

Tourists are advised to bring only photocopies of their documents, leaving the originals in the hotel safe.
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