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Alter do Chao Beach

Alter do Chao, State of Para, Brazil
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

It´s unbelievable that a river can be like that! White sand beaches, warm water! At night you have the small town atmosphere. You can enjoy music in the main square, some restaurants with different kinds of fishes.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We stayed in Alter Do Chao for a week and wished we'd stayed longer. We'll definately go back some day. Fantastic beaches, warm water and great people. The music in the square at night and the restaurants were excellent. We even danced the local Carimbo!! While we were in the square we met a guide called Ohad. He was brilliant.... More

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

While on an Amazon river cruise, we (6 adults) independently booked a guided tour with Gil Serique. This was our second time using Gil (we also booked him when in Santarem on same cruise). He lives in the area, is aware of the local sights to see, is extremely knowledgeable of area wildlife. Gil is very personable, eager to share... More

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Palm Bay, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Alter do Chao Beach is a beautiful beach area where you can take boat rides or just relax on the beach and enjoy the scenery.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Alter do Chao, “alter of the church”, in Portuguese, because of the shape of the overlooking hill, is 20 km from downtown Santarem. It has spectacular white sand beaches with clear blue water that rivals some of the best beaches in the Caribbean. It is hard to believe that you are in afresh water river! It is accessible by road... More

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Des Moines, Iowa, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I went to this small town just 20 kilometers from Santarem, Brazil where I was visiting my in laws for Christmas. I thought "a beach on a river, that can't be too exciting". When I arrived there my preconceived notions were changed. Such a beautiful little relaxed town filled with interesting shops featuring crats from local artists. Just the pleasent... More

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Arriving to Alter do Chao and roaming around with no purpose whatsoever I stumbled upon Gil´s place and decided to ask him about the tours he offers. Being a backpacker as I am and running out of money in my seventh month of traveling I was looking for the cheapest option. Gil offered me a discount, an enlightening chat on... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Plenty of adventure stuff to do in the area. My thing was fishing and getting about in a boat to feel the Amazon. Talk to ecotourism operator Claudio of the Mae Natureza outfit for different options, or hang out in the general vicinity of his shop which is a gathering spot for good pizzas and caipirinha within view of the... More

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Belo Horizonte, MG
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

People are friendly and nice there and there are amazing boat trips to Ponta de Pedras and Ponta do Cururu. It's worth visiting for at least three days.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Amazing setting!!!! You forget you are sitting smack bang in the middle of a river so wide you cant even see the sides!!! You think you are in the sea because of the beautiful beaches!!! Very Very little english here so brush up on your portuguese!! or be prepared for pointing and sign language!! :-) The people are amazing as... More

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