Praia ilha Do Amor, Love Island, State of Para, Brazil

From the pirate’s tales up to the literary novels, Paquetá Island stands out for its beautiful landscapes which in the past, delighted the Portuguese nobility. From the  French occupation in the sixteenth century to the imperial opulence of the  nineteenth  century, Paquetá preserves its charm that makes the island known as the  “Love Island”.

Alter do Chão is a small town in the state of Pará, council of Santarém. It is located at the entrance of a lake formed on the right bank of the Tapajós river – one of the biggest tributaries of the Amazon and known for its dark-blue waters. When the level of the Amazon river is low, from July to January, a beach of fine and clear sands appears at the entrance of the lake, the praia do Amor. Alter do Chão is known as the Caribbean Amazon for its combination of clear waters and sand.

But beyond its famous beaches, what makes Alter do Chão a remarkable destination is the fact that it makes an ideal base for a perfect Amazon experience in the nearby Floresta Nacional do Tapajós. Community-based ecotourism at its best.

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