Manaus in Amazonas is inhabited by around 1,600,000 people.
From here it's roughly 1200 miles (1931 kilometers) to the southeast to Brasilia and 1050 miles (1690 kilometers) to the northwest to Caracas, Venezuela.
To see the flora and fauna native to Manaus, set out to explore its many popular nature havens. Among the most visited of these in the area are Jau National Park and Lake Janauari Ecological Park. Also have a look around Mindu Municipal Park and Jau National Park, if you have time to spare to see more of the local area’s variety of biological settings.
Make the most of this area’s reputation as a great place to shop. Add to your wardrobe, grab a bite to eat or just people-watch at one of the many quirky shops and boutiques. In Amazonas Shopping and Manauara Shopping you’ll find a huge selection of wares to suit all tastes. Studio 5 Festival Mall Manaus and Convention Center and Adolpho Lisboa Municipal Market are other bustling retail hubs.
To see some of the scenery by the sea drive out to some of the major beaches and lookout points in Manaus. Moon Beach and Ponta Negra Beach are two of the more popular beaches in this coastal location. Other fine beaches in the area are Rio Miriti and Tupe Beach.
Manaus is a gold mine of history and culture: there’s plenty to explore behind the doors of its much-loved museums. Some of the main cultural centers in Manaus are the Museu do Indio and the thought-provoking Museu do Seringal Vila Paraiso. If you’re hungry for more culture, check out the Museum of the Northern Man as well as the Bernardo Campos Numismatic Museum.
Enjoy the creative side of the Manaus region at it’s popular theaters and performance venues. For a fun night out, grab some friends and head to the Teatro Amazonas and the Teatro Jorge Bonates.
Those with a passion for plants will enjoy Adolpho Ducke Botanical Garden, an important collection of plants in Manaus. Make the time to discover the diverse range of plants on display.
If you’re into zoos, be sure to put CIGS Zoo on your itinerary and see all creatures great and small. The animals here will delight the whole family so factor in enough time to thoroughly explore this interesting and educational animal encounter.