This is the best port at which to enter Amazonia, but a detailed chart is essential for the Para River, which leads the 80 miles inland to Belem. This is a lively and interesting port.
Position 01°26'S, 48°30'W.
Security: There have been armed boardings and robberies here in the past, and sadly another reported in March 2014 at Mosqueiro Island (Position: S01 10.4097, W048 28.4852). Take great care in this area.
Beware of the intense boating activity in this area and take care regarding the tidal streams, which can reach up to 5kn.
Beyond the harbour, is the site of the former yacht club. There are no longer any shore facilities here.
Moorings are available at the Marina B&B (001° 28.63’S 048° 28.47’W) and there is a dock where a dinghy can be safely left. Always ask the guards at the marina gate to get a taxi for you as the area around is not very safe. Take a business card with you to be able to show a taxi driver for the return trip.
Further up the river is an anchorage in front of the Hotel Beira Rio.
Most services, supplies and basic chandlery can be found in the town.
Last updated April 2014.
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