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Macapá

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Macapá is the capital of Amapá, and arguably the most deserted state capital of Brazil. As it sits north of the immensely wide mouth of the Amazon river, there are no highways leading out. Unless you count the road into French Guyana, that is.

Get in

  • Most flights connect in Belém. A taxi from the centre can be negotiated at R$ 15.
  • Boats from nearby Santana can take you to Belém(24 hours), Santarem (40 hours, hammock R$ 125, cabin R$ 250) and Manaus(5 days), among other smaller destinations.
  • There are buses to Oiapoque on the border of French Guyana. Travel time varies greatly with the rains.

Get around

See

  • Marco Zero, (Right south of the city). Where the equator comes through, and even crosses a football stadium!
  • Fortaleza de Macapá.

Do

  • There are a number of small beaches around the city, particularly popular on Sundays. The easiest to access is Fazendinha, with direct buses from the centre.

Buy

Eat

  • restaurante Dona Flor, (road between Macapá and Santana). Very good. Right on the river. As you eat you can see the river and the people that live there.

Drink

  • Armazem, (Some 15 blocks west of the center). Lively Sunday evenings until the wee hours

Sleep

Most mid-scale hotels give a straight 20-30% discount on posted prices.

Cope

Perhaps the only internet option on Sundays is inside the Mara Hotel at Rua São José just off the corner of Rua.

Get out


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