Itaituba is a city of about 85,000 people in Pará. It sits on the west bank of the Tapajós River
Boats leave Santarém from the Praça Tiradentes port from Monday to Saturday at 4 PM and on Sunday at 2 PM. The ride takes 14 hours and costs R$50.
If driving into Itaituba from Santarém or from the east, you will need to pay R$20 (price per car, regardless of number of passengers) to take a ferry across the river.
Itaituba is a good base for exploring the Amazônia National Park, about 50 km to the west.
There is free wifi near the waterfront.
Boats to Santarém leave daily at 4 PM.