Manaus is the capital city in the state of Amazonas and its cuisine combines indigenous traditions with seasonings brought over from Africa and Europe. It is an amazing explosion of flavors!

The rivers in the state of Amazonas are home to a great variety of fish, which makes it the main ingredient in local dishes. Tambaqui, tucunaré (peacock bass), pirarucu, jaraqui, and matrinxã (brycon) are some of the favorites among local residents. They can either be fried, grilled or stewed. 

Some of the most popular dishes in Manaus include grilled tambaqui ribs, peacock bass stew, pirarucu stew, and pirarucu de casaca, a dish made with pirarucu, cassava flour, plantains, and sauteed potatoes, where all the ingredients are organized in layers.

Grilled fish

By Plane
+55 (82) 3036-5200
Eduardo Gomes International Airport is located 14 km from downtown Manaus and operates daily domestic and international flights.

By Boat
+55 (82) 3223-5404
If you are already in the northern region of Brazil and like adventures, you can get on a boat in Belem and take a five-day trip all the way to Manaus. Check with specialized companies in your city, or contact Manaus Port if you have any questions.

By Bus
Manaus has plenty of bus routes that will take you all over the city and to all the tourist attractions.

Personal Vehicles and Rentals
A great way to get around the city or to visit nearby destinations in the state of Amazonas is to rent a car. 

Taxis and Ridesharing Companies
Taxis and ridesharing companies are a comfortable way to get around the city. 

Useful Numbers

Tourist Information Center:
+55 (92) 3182-6250
Tourist Information Center – Airport:
+55 (92) 3182-9850
Amazonas Tourism Department:
+55 (92) 2101-818

Military Police: 190
Paramedics: 192
Fire Department: 193

Power Voltage


Local Weather

It rains all the time In Manaus. However, in spite of the rain, the weather is very hot because the city is close to the equatorial line. Therefore, wear light clothes and always take an umbrella. And don’t forget to take a hat and sunscreen.