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Floating Dock, Manaus
(2.1/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web)
The geography of the Amazonian region is rife with obstacles, so many locals travel between cities by boat. Floating docks are a common stopping point for supplies and connections to cities for these local transport boats, and Floating Dock is one of these docks with access to Manaus. Although, there are some cafes and some shopping nearby, its value is as a slice of life experience for the visitor. Here, you will see local fisherman stocking and unloading, cruise ships taking a breather, and transport boats almost completely covering the surface of the water. The hustle and bustle harkens docks of old and you may recall stories about of jungle stopping points from Conrad, or Marquez.

On the shore you'll see colonial architecture being reclaimed by nature with vines protruding from windows and the a pastel paint taking on a magical air. These are a popular image for photographs and  a truly original moment to send the folks back home. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Manaus holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Floating Dock and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • A floating port, which gives an account of the descent of the Rio Negro rises. The harbour is built on a flutante structure which over and down with the water.
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  • Very interesting the various floating facilities of the port of Manaus: gas stations, supply locations, restaurants, small souvenir shops, swimming pools with Regal WINS, other with the huge Arapaima, all about these bases that float along the river. Very original!
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  • This place has the old charm. I was here many years ago and things have changed quite a bit. The floatíng dock is still used by little boats and littel companies, depending on the water level you migh...  more »