Santarém is officially considered by the Ministry of Tourism as a tourist city since 1998, and has good indicators and qualities to develop the different segments of tourism. The city is known for the great stretch of freshwater beaches, deserted beaches, with dunes, large rocks and vegetation, each with its own particularity.
Some of the attractions you need to know about Santarém are:
It starts on the Amazon River and extends to Paraná do Ituqui, approximately 5 km away from Santarém, across the Amazon River. And a natural channel connected to a system of lakes, showing in all its extension the flora and fauna typical of the Amazonian floodplain. There are also a large number of birds that can be observed across the lake.
Lake Mapiri and Papucu
These lakes are located in the urban area of the city of Santarém. They stand out for their natural beauty and for being considered natural breeders of several species of fish from the Amazon, such as tucunaré and jaraqui, in addition to cigar, acaratinga and aracu, among others. In addition to being places for fishing, the lakes are also characterized by being natural attractions, ideal for the practice of tourist activity.
It is located on the banks of the Tapajós River, the peak of the flood is in the month of June, and in November it is the month of the lowest water level. The lake borders the village of Alter do Chão, and is formed by the damming of the basin with the Tapajós River being fed by two main streams: Jutuarana and Sonrisal, which end at the headwaters of Macaco and Cuicuera and are formed by several other streams.
Tapajós viewpoint, one of the must-see attractions of Santarém
It is located in a square where there was a fortress created to protect the city from invaders, there are still some cannons, but they are almost imperceptible, what calls attention is the view that has the meeting of the waters of the Tapajós River and the Amazon River.
Meeting of the Tapajós and Amazon Rivers, an attraction that brings together color and culture.
The city is next to the mouth of the Tapajós River, where its blue waters join with the muddy waters of the Amazon. This phenomenon can be seen from the lookout, close to the shore or through boat trips, and it can also be associated with other trips through the channels of the Amazon River, such as Igarapé dos Padres and Igarapé Açu.
Tapajós National Forest
The Tapajós National Forest is a preserved area, where you can see natural stretches of the Amazon rainforest, with gigantic trees like the Sumaúma, among so many other species. The area also has riverside lands with their igapós, lakes, where you can see alligators and birds.
This beach is the closest to the Center of Santarém, it is a fresh water beach with clear sands that fascinate residents and tourists looking for an easily accessible place to enjoy the sunny days. It has a small infrastructure for the sale of food and drinks.
Serra Piraoca in Santarém
It is located close to Alter do Chão beach, it is possible to walk to the lookout that offers great views of the Tapajós River and Alter do Chão. The mountain is ideal for rappelling and climbing.
Pajuçara beach has huge dunes of white sand, and deep, warm waters. Despite being a deserted beach, it is very popular with bathers, the place has a restaurant that serves regional food and drinks.
Ponta de Pedras one of the wonders of Santarém
The beach is located within the environmental protection area of Alter do Chão and has great scenic beauty, a strip of fine white sand, the presence of vegetation close to the banks and stands out for its rock formations.
Santarém is really a place that needs to be visited, the city was chosen as a reference in ecotourism by the Ministry of Tourism. It is a paradisiacal and unique place, serving different tastes, due to its cultural, gastronomic peculiarities and its natural beauty.
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