Floating Dock, Manaus

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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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  • August 10, 2017
    The biggest Northern port, however the most ugly and chaotic. Definitely not recommend for visitation, but some people like it.
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  • August 9, 2017
    The Harbour and super choppy, with many fishing boats and sightseeing, tourist infrastructure well shy and with few toilets. Travel in November dry season, the river level was very low.
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  • August 6, 2017
    Exit point of boat trips and travellers to other municipalities of Amazonas and Pará. Is a floating Harbour.
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Where to stay in Manaus

Manaus knows the main demographic of tourists who come to visit, and caters accordingly. To suit younger travelers setting off on their Amazonian adventure, the city offers budget options aplenty. You can find any number of vibrant hostels and cozy guesthouses, both in the center of town and in the northern neighborhood of Adrianopolis. For a wild experience, and perhaps a taste of what's to come as you journey into the Amazon, stay in a jungle eco-lodge on the outskirts of the city, where you can get in touch with the renowned nature of the area.
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