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Oiapoque

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Oiapoque

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Oiapoque is a border town in Amapá, right across the river from French Guyana.

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Oiapoque lives in the the Brazilian popular culture as the end of their long coastline, starting in Chuí.

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From Brazil:
Trans Pacui and Amazontur run overnight buses from the state capital Macapá (R140, around 12 hours; as of Jan 2020). 4x4s (R150, around 8 hours; as of Jun 2018) leave from Avenida Favilo Gentil, opposite the bus terminal, when full. The travel time depends on the weather and current road conditions and thus can also take a couple of hours more than stated.

From French Guiana:
Boats cross the Oyapok River from St George to Oiapoque (€5 or R20, 10min; as of Jan 2020). There is a bridge open to foot and car traffic, but there is a toll and it is quite a distance to cover on foot from either town.

When entering or leaving Brazil, do not forget to visit the Federal Police to get your passport stamped. (Boat drivers may tell you otherwise; don't listen to them!) Police stations are located downtown (intersection of Av Barão do Rio Branco and R Noberto Pennafort) and on the bridge. The police station downtown is open everyday 8am-12pm and 2-6pm. By car you can pass immigration on both sides when crossing the bridge. It is open Mondays to Fridays 8am-12pm and 2-6pm, and Saturdays 8am-12pm.

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The main square is being refurbished, restaurants, bars, and clubs have been temporarily relocated on the out-skirt of the city, meaning that a taxi ride is needed to reach it from down town where most of hotels are.

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  • Hotel Filho De Deus (Hôtel Fils de Dieu), Rua Lèlio silva, n°10, 3521 2181. Really basic hotel but clean, air con and TV (BR only) in each room. Prices are displayed on a board in the lobby. Breakfast included (some coffee, some fruit juice, fruits and a bit of bread and butter). There is also a small swimming pool. R$60.  edit

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