On our 4th day on the boat we finally arrived to our destination, Santarem! But, what is so special about this place then? Nothing really, as so many other places this was just a stop we had to do to get to our real destination, which was Alter do Chao this time. Hard to understand that such a beauty could be in the middle of the Amazon.
After a short stop at the bank in Santarem to get some cash we jumped on the bus for a 45 minute long ride to this little paradise. The actual city/village of Alter do Chao isn’t so special, it’s the beaches, the nice hot water & especially the island (Ilha de Amor / Island of Love) just outside that makes this place. On the picture above you can see the island.
Till and Joel (a american we met at on the boat to Santarem) enjoying the boat ride, after their 12 pack of beer they seemed to enjoyed it even more.