Parintins is a small village located on Tupinambarana Island in the largest river archipelago of the mid-Amazon. This two-century old village is rich in Indian culture, as celebrated with an annual “Boi Bumba” festival, an event that has been taking place in the Parintins for over 80 years, and that is a ritual of magic, mystery, passion and faith. Enjoy the exotic appeal of the Amazon via this fascinating area.
Other attractions in Parintins include the floating market, the cathedral and the Parintins waterfront area. There are many opportunities for shopping in local craft and artisan shops, as well as in the downtown area.
Things to see and do
* Boi-Bumba folklore festival - June
* Floating market
* Downtown area
* Local craft and artisan shops
* Pedicab tour of the town
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Real (R$) (BRL)
Language – Portuguese
Population –110,000 approx
Land Area – 11,850 km²
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style
Time – GMT minus three hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 55
Port Location – Cruise ships dock right in downtown Parintins. It is an easy walk off the ship and into town.
Transport Links - The group of islands is largely forested, and is only accessible by river or by air.