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Parintins

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Festival do Boi

Parintins is a city in the Brazilian state of Amazonas, near the border of Pará.


Understand[edit]

The city is famous for the Boi Bumbá festival that celebrates Amazonian culture.

Get in[edit]

  • Fast motor launches leave Manaus in the early morning. 10 hours, 120-150 reais, two different comanies on alternating days.
  • Several large riverboats a day from Manaus, about 30 hours.
  • Two boats a day to Santarém, 14 hours, 50 reais. These are en-route from Manaus, often with delays.
  • Trip[1] flies to many regional destinations.

Get around[edit]

See[edit]

  • Square of Sagrado Caracao of Jesus

Do[edit]

  • The Parintins Festival is one of Brazil's most famous and exciting festivals. Visitors arrive at the island of Parintins to witness the dispute played by the two "bumbás", groups of people, representing the two "bulls": "Caprichoso" and "Garantido", from the Parintins Cult.

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Sleep[edit]

Dozens of pousadas, starting at 20 reais a night.

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