As melhores Praias de Manaus.
As melhores Praias de Manaus.

The 5 best beaches in Manaus

Manaus, the capital of the state of Amazonas, may not be famous for its beaches, but the region hides true natural treasures on the banks of the Negro and Solimões rivers. In this article, we will present the 5 best beaches in Manaus, where you can enjoy relaxing moments in contact with the exuberant nature of the Amazon. Get ready to discover these paradisiacal destinations and be enchanted by their crystal clear waters, white sands and stunning scenery.

Manaus Beaches – The 5 most beautiful beaches

1. Ponta Negra Beach

As melhores Praias de Manaus: Praia da Ponta Negra
Ponta Negra Beach. Photo: Disclosure.

Located in the west of the city, Ponta Negra Beach is the most famous among the beaches in Manaus. With a wide strip of white sand, the beach provides an impressive view of the Rio Negro, making it a popular destination for locals and tourists, especially on weekends.

In addition to enjoying the beach, you can walk along the seafront promenade, which has a good structure of bars, restaurants and kiosks. Highlight is the iconic Ponte Jornalista Phelippe Daou, which has become one of the city’s main postcards. If you are looking for a lively and busy environment, Praia da Ponta Negra is the ideal place.

2. Tupé Beach

Praia do Tupé
Tupé Beach. Photo: Mario Oliveira.

For those who prefer quieter and more reserved beaches, Praia do Tupé is the perfect choice. Located approximately half an hour by boat from Manaus, it provides a stunning landscape with the majestic meeting of the waters of the Negro and Solimões rivers. In addition to enjoying the beach, you can explore trails through the forest, visit riverside communities and try delicious local cuisine.

Praia do Tupé is considered one of the main beaches in Manaus, has good infrastructure and can be accessed by boats from the Cooperative of River Transport Professionals of Marina do Davi, with crossings only taking place on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, at 09:00 and 11:00 in the morning, and return at 16:00 and 17:00. The ticket costs R$15 each way.

3. Japonês Beach ( Praia do Japonês – Japanese Beach )

Praia do Japonês em Japonês.
Japanese Beach. Photo: Daniel Couto Valle.

Located on Tarumã-açu Island in the municipality of Iranduba, approximately 45 minutes by boat from Manaus, Japonês Beach (or Amazon Forever resort) enchants with its white sand, calm waters and many trees that provide shade and coolness.

In addition to enjoying the paradisiacal setting of Japonês Beach, you can explore the Janauari Ecological Park, which offers ecotourism activities, such as boat trips through igapós and streams, trails through exuberant nature and bird watching. Praia do Japonês is open to the public on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, and has basic infrastructure with parking, restaurant/bar, bathrooms and showers.

4. Lua Beach ( Moon Beach – Praia da Lua)

Praia da Lua
Lua Beach. Photo: Mário Oliveira – MTUR.

Located on the left bank of the Rio Negro, approximately 23 kilometers (14 mile) from Manaus, Praia da Lua is a true natural refuge. With its calm waters, it is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the tranquility of Amazonian nature. The beach is also known for its rock formations, which create natural pools ideal for a refreshing dip. Furthermore, Praia da Lua offers a spectacular view of the sunset, an unmissable spectacle for visitors. It’s worth setting aside a day to explore this enchanting beach and connect with the serenity of the environment.

Praia da Lua is a very popular destination among the inhabitants of Manaus. The only way to access it is by boat or speedboat, departing from Marina do Davi. The crossing is through a Cooperative with daily departures, from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm, with boats leaving every hour or when the vessel reaches its maximum capacity. The fare is R$7 per person, and the trip takes approximately 10 minutes.

5. Açutuba Beach (Praia da Açutuba)

Praia da Açutuba.
Açutuba Beach. Photo: Portal OZY.

Açutuba Beach, located a 1-hour drive from the center of Manaus, attracts many visitors on weekends. During the dry season, between August and September, the beach reveals its wide strip of white sand, ideal for walking. Local restaurants offer a variety of fish and drinks and are praised by visitors. The clear, warm waters provide relaxation in the middle of nature.

Considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Amazonas, Praia do Açutuba is in Iranduba. To get there, cross the Rio Negro Bridge and follow the Manoel Urbano highway for 10 km, taking the branch on the right.

Pay attention to the caixi season and the formation of mud at the bottom of the river in the months of October and November.

Conclusion

Although Manaus is primarily known for its rich rainforest and majestic Amazon Rainforest, the city also has stunning beaches that offer moments of relaxation and contemplation. Whether it’s the lively Ponta Negra Beach, the tranquil Tupé Beach, the paradisiacal Japonês Beach, the serene Lua Beach or the authentic Açutuba Beach, each of these beaches has its own magic and charm.

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