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National Forest Tapajos, Santarem

4.6
#2 of 9 in Wildlife in State of Para
Forest Wildlife Area
Founded in 1974, National Forest Tapajos preserves 527,000 he (1,302,250 ac) of forestland around the banks of the Tapajós River. A great diversity of geography and wildlife is encompassed within the vast forest; you will find rivers, lakes, wetlands, hills, plateaus, gigantic trees, fields, palm heart groves, and hundreds of species of flora and fauna. Visit the local indigenous communities that make sustainable use of the resources of the river and forest, and learn about rubber tapping, making medicinal oils from tree sap and seeds, climbing palm trees, and local handicrafts. Put National Forest Tapajos and other Santarem attractions into our Santarem itinerary maker, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Beautiful place, interesting and get a fast speedboat in Alter do Chao and meet the beaches by the Rio Tapajos, in the company of dolphins doing jumps around
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  • Place for those who like adventure and beautiful scenery. Lies on the banks of the Tapajós River. Good contact with the local culture, craftsmanship with LaTeX and seeds. Community guides (various)
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  • 1.-Best food in all the state , we stayed in alter and in santarem but the best food was with miss consuelo at her home , she prepares food for everyone , we had a filhote and she nailed it . just ask...  more »

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Where to stay in Santarem

The main cluster of accommodations lies just to the east of the Curuai-Santarem ferry dock. These basic, unpretentious hotels don't differ much from one another; views of the river are chief among the selling points. Move away from the water, and the lodgings get a little simpler, occupying formerly residential blocks, as opposed to the purpose-built blocks that line the riverside. The city's outskirts offer motels along the main roads, giving good access to the surrounding jungle areas.
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