Santarém has earned the title “Pearl of the Tapajós” both for its beauty and importance in the Pará state.
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While in Santarém, be sure to visit Museu de Santarém, with frescoes on its walls painted by artist João Fona and a collection of stone and clay artifacts dating from the ancient native Tapajoara culture. The Mercado Modelo is the city’s market, and you can browse the stalls and shops for crafts and food. There are also several attractions by the nearby Tapajós and Amazon rivers, including river beaches.
Traveling Knowledge in Santarém
If you’re interested in doing a little extra traveling during your time in Santarém, take a bus over to nearby Alter do Chão. This town is host to several river beaches of its own, and is also small enough to walk around and explore. Both Alter do Chão and Santarém have travel options to National Forest Tapajos, where you can take tours to see the Amazonian flora and fauna. You can also get some of the best flight rates with LATAM, so book your tickets to Santarém today.