The Brazilian Caribbean discover Alter do Chão


The Brazilian Caribbean, Alter do Chão is a tourist destination in the state of Pará, located in the Amazon region. It is known for its beaches with crystalline waters, similar to a Caribbean, located on islands formed by the Tapajós River. During the dry season, it is possible to walk through the shallow waters, in addition to accessing them by canoe. The popularity of Alter do Chão as a tourist destination has grown and it is considered one of the hidden places in Brazil worth visiting.

Discover the Brazilian Caribbean


Alter do Chão is an incredible tourist destination, with stunning beaches bathed by crystal clear waters. During high tide it is possible to take boat trips and enjoy the scenery. It is important to use the services of professional tourist companies, as the place is still little known. Surrounded by the Tapajós and Arapiuns rivers, it is perfect for taking a refreshing dip. Alter do Chão is one of the most beautiful beaches in Brazil, with an international reputation, and a great choice for those looking for unique landscapes and natural beauty.


Brazilian Caribbean
Brazilian Caribbean

It entered the ranking of The Guardian newspaper as the most beautiful beach in Brazil, surpassing, in their opinion, the beach of Fernando de Noronha.

The Brazilian Caribbean is a region located in the State of Pará, in the middle of the Amazon rainforest, and has about 7,000 inhabitants. It is accessible through the nearest airport, in Santarém, 34 kilometers away from Alter do Chão. The region has two favorable seasons for visiting: from August to January, when the Tapajós River is low and forms beaches, and from February to July, when the river is full and forms dark waters ideal for boat trips.

How long should the tour last?

Ideally, tourists should reserve a week to explore the full potential of the region.

For example, getting to know the native indigenous communities, it is possible to get to know one of the countless tribes by boat trips, which last all day. In that case, you should worry about your food, drinks and protection from the sun.

Alter do Chão offers incredible landscapes throughout the year, but is more popular with tourists during the beach season, from August to January. During this period, accommodation prices increase and the village becomes busier. Weekends and holidays also tend to have more tourists, especially on nearby beaches like Ilha do Amor and on beaches with restaurant infrastructure. The Festa do Sairé and the Festival dos Botos, held in September, attract a large number of tourists because they are traditional and folkloric rituals.

How to get to Alter do Chao

When you imagine traveling to such a remote place, you might have the impression that it will be difficult, as the place is surrounded by the Amazon Rainforest. But it's much easier than you think to get to Alter do Chão.

The village is located just 34 km from Santarém Airport (STM), where daily flights depart from Belém, Manaus and Brasília. There are direct flights operated by the companies Latam (Brasília), Gol (Brasília, Belém and Manaus) and Azul (Belém and Manaus), departing from these three cities. If you are in another city, just make a stopover to get to Santarém.

Brazilian Caribbean 1
Brazilian Caribbean 1

off-the-beaten-path destination

It is important to remember that, regardless of the chosen season, it is necessary to take precautions due to the climatic conditions and the fauna of the region. Follow the recommendations of local tour companies to avoid problems. Alter do Chão offers a wide range of accommodation options, from simple inns to sophisticated hotels, and several food options, including restaurants that offer the typical cuisine of the region. Don't miss the opportunity to discover this hidden paradise in Brazil, Alter do Chão is an unforgettable trip!

Alter do Chão is a tourist destination that is still not very popular, which means that you can enjoy the beaches without queuing, sea, sun and sand. The beaches in Alter do Chão are spectacular and surrounded by the green of the Amazon rainforest and the fresh waters of the Tapajós and Arapiuns rivers. Immerse yourself in the rivers of Pará and make the most of your trip. Pará offers white sand beaches, unforgettable river baths, enchanting forests and spectacular cuisine.

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