The municipality of Santa Isabel do Rio Negro belongs to the mesoregion of the North Amazonense and the Microregion of the Rio Negro. It is located 781 km from the city of Manaus by waterway and has an approximate number of 25,156 inhabitants, according to the IBGE in 2019.
Santa Isabel do Rio Negro is known for being a paradise for sport fishing. Also for having in its territory the highest and best known peaks in Brazil: Pico da Neblina and Pico 31 de Março.
The season for sport fishing in the region runs from September to January, when the river is driest. At a time when rivers are full, fish need to reproduce their species.
The main types of fish found in the region are Tucunaré-Açu, Pirarara, Tucunaré Borboleta, Piranha Preta, Aruanã and Paraíba. The practice of fishing attracts a high demand from Spanish and American tourists.
The practice of this activity grows about 10% every year and has been valued for its peculiarity, notable for the existence of fish that are found only in the Amazon region.
Other attractions in Santa Isabel do Rio Negro
- Pico da Neblina: Although the easiest access is through the urbanized part of the municipality of São Gabriel da Cachoeira, much of Pico is located in the municipality of Santa Isabel. Pico da Neblina is considered the highest peak in Brazil, has a height of 2,995.30 meters. Due to the very high altitude, the vegetation is different and that is why there is a lot of research on this vegetation. Pico da Neblina is one of the most attractive attractions in the Amazon and is considered a Natural Heritage.
- Pico 31 de Março: Known as Pico Phelps, it is the second highest point in Brazil, with 2,972.66 meters of altitude. Also located in the National Park of Neblina, in the municipality of Santa Isabel, land demarcated for the Yanomami Indians.
Santa Isabel do Rio Negro is one of the 30 tourist routes indicated by Brazil, as it is an area where there is strong forest preservation, the intense practice of sport fishing and the two highest peaks in Brazil, in addition to a lot of history and indigenous culture.
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