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


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

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From Brazil:
Either by a long bus ride (around 11 hours) from the state capital Macapá or with a 4x4 (around 8 hours; R$ 150, as off 06/2018) leaving from Avenida Favilo Gentil, opposite side of 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:
Either with a short boat ride from St George (5 € or R$ 15, as off 06/2018) if you are on foot or by car cross the toll free bridge between St George d'Oiapok (French Guiana) and Oiapoque (Brazil).

If you are coming from French Guiana or leaving Brazil do not forget to visit the police station - located down-town and on the bridge - on your way in and your way out to get your passport stamped. The police stations down-town in Oiapoque and St George are open everyday from 8-12 and 14-18. By car you can pass immigration on both sides when crossing the bridge. It is open Monday to Friday 8-12 and 14-18 and Saturday 8-12. Sunday it is closed.

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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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