Though located on the city outskirts, this little stretch of sand attracts visitors by the droves. It's no surprise, considering, Ponta Negra, the neighborhood from which the beach takes its name, is replete with some of the city's most happening nightlife options. Besides the usual beach activities, Praia da Ponta Negra also sees numerous cultural activities throughout the year at the amphitheater located on the south end. Fantastic dining and entertainment options surrounding the beach make it ideal to spend the entire day here.
Discover the stunning diversity of Amazonian plant life at this fantastic facility on the city outskirts. Named after the renowned Brazilian botanist, the botanical garden borders the Reserva Florestal Adolpho Ducke. The park is aimed at conserving native plant life and spreading awareness of the regional ecosystems. The sprawling park has been thoughtfully laid-out with numerous trails to help fully experience the natural features. Keen enthusiasts can check out the research center for detailed information. There's an on-site cafeteria as well as a library. Check website for more.
Established in 2009, the Manaus Plaza Shopping mall is a nine story building, which houses over 140 stores and brands across all sectors. So be it clothes, groceries, shoes, accessories, salon services, banks or cinema, this mall has it all. The one unique thing about Manaus Plaza that sets it apart from its contemporaries, is that it also houses a huge convention center which is available for private events. Catering to small and large groups, the center is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities. The stores that the mall has include both local and international brands. Eating options are endless here. Famous restaurants in the food court include Cafe Donuts, Alema, Zanmai, Bob's, Congresso and Honey Bee.
When one thinks of the Amazon, one cannot ignore its rich flora and fauna. Zoológico do CIGS brings to you this very aspect of the world-renowned rainforests. With about 60 species of animals and over 5,000 visitors per month, this is one of the city's most popular attractions. One of the zoo's primary activities is aimed at the preservation and protection of animals. There is also a research team, that is in collaboration with the state government and the army to look after the welfare of the animals. From large spotted jaguars and cougars to the exotic Amazon toucans, the zoo gives you the feeling of being in a rain forest. This place is especially popular amongst tourists and children.
Boasting of a spectacular location on the edge of the rainforest, Praia do Tupe is one the city's most beautiful beaches. The pristine white patch of sands jutting out into the dark river waters form a stunning natural landscape at this beach. Because of its secluded location, tourist facilities at the beach are limited, and as such there's not much to do apart from soaking the sun and the scenery. Access to the beach is through boats leaving from various points in the city.
Amazon Bowling Adrianópolis is a wonderful recreational space in Manaus' Adrianópolis neighborhood. This bowling alley offers ten lanes that are automated. Spread across two floor, bowling is not the only activity to indulge in here. You can play billiards on their magnificent pool table, compete with your friend over a round of Futebol de mesa, or show off your skills at chess. They also have a beautiful ice rink, that you can skate across. A restaurant and bar, serving delicious offerings, is also located on site.
Sitting amidst the lush landscape that flanks the Tropical Manaus Ecoresort, this zoo is one of the most interesting facilities on offer at the resort. The zoo was established in 1976 to showcase a small collection of native wildlife species.Today, the zoo boasts of a rich diversity of Amazonian wildlife, with no less than 91 species. Besides marveling at the native wildlife, visitors can partake in the numerous educational programs aimed at spreading awareness. Prior permission to visit is required for guests not staying at the resort.