Where to stay in Manaus – A guide to the capital of Amazonas
Manaus, the capital of the state of Amazonas, is the largest city in northern Brazil, known as the “Paris of the Tropics.”
Most people can’t imagine that this city in the middle of the world’s largest rainforest is, at the same time, one of the main financial, corporate, and economic centers of northern Brazil.
In addition, Manaus, like any Brazilian city, is a good destination to visit during Carnival.
In this city, you can walk through the jungle in the morning and attend the opera at night, as Manaus offers nature, culture, art, and gastronomy at the same time.
Being the heart of the Amazon rainforest, this city is hot and rainy. Therefore, the best time to visit it is from February to April when spring comes and temperatures are more pleasant.
Within the city, there are a variety of tourist attractions. However, some of the best places to visit are the Amazon Theater, Encontro das Águas, and Benjamin Constant Bridge.
At night, the number of options available in the city is huge and for all tastes, including clubs, theaters, art shows, bars and more.
Getting to Manaus is possible through Eduardo Gomes International Airport, 20 minutes from the City Center. It can also be reached by private car, taxi, bus or raft, ideal for the more adventurous travelers.
The best area to stay in Manaus is Nossa Sra. Das Gracas & Adrianópolis, for its shopping centers and leisure options. (See accommodation in Nossa Sra. das Gracas & Adrianópolis).
Here’s a guide with the best areas to stay in Manaus, Brazil.
The best areas to stay in Manaus, Brazil
1. Our favorite area: Nossa Sra. das Gracas & Adrianópolis
Nossa Mrs. das Gracas & Adrianópolis are located in the south-central area of the city, in the middle of a duty-free zone, next to several groups of communities that stand out for their commercial streets.
The streets Pará and João Valério house the most impressive shopping centers, restaurants, pizzerias, entertainment centers and stores in this area.
Nossa Mrs. das Gracas & Adrianópolis also house places of interest such as the Plaza Nuestra Señora de Nazaret, the Adrianópolis Park, the Plaza Chile, and its centenary trees.
For its central location, Nossa Ms. das Gracas & Adrianópolis are among the best areas to stay in Manaus, as they also have different kinds of accommodation for all types of visitors.
This area also has really good public transport connections, so moving to other parts of Manaus won’t be a big problem.
Why is this a recommended area to stay in Manaus, Brazil:
- Best area for shopping
- Safe area to stay
- Good nightlife
Accommodation in this area
Mercure Apartments Manaus
The 3-star Mercure Apartments Manaus offers spacious apartments with kitchen, bedroom and bathroom.
It has a sauna, indoor hot tub and an outdoor pool with sun loungers.
Ibis Budget Manaus
Ibis Budget Manaus is located in Manaus, 2.5 km from Manaus Courthouse, and offers free Wi-Fi and private parking. It also offers a bar. The rooms have air conditioning and a flat-screen TV.
Hotel Adrianópolis All Suites
The Adrianópolis Hotel is located in a luxury area of Manaus. It offers free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour reception service. The Millennium Mall is just 5 minutes away by car. The apartments have a TV, kitchen and balcony.
2. City Center
Manaus City Center is its oldest neighborhood in the city, with many historic buildings and theaters.
The City Center is known as the district with the largest number of museums, hotels, and squares in Manaus.
This area has important attractions of Manaus such as the Amazon Theater, the Plaza de São Sebastião, and the Largo de São Sebastião.
In addition, the location of this area is privileged, as it is close to the port and the market, the other highlights of Manaus.
In the perimeter of the City Center, you can see majestic buildings such as the Church of São Sebastião, in neoclassical style, and the Palace of Justice.
The City Center borders other neighborhoods such as Nossa Ms. das Gracas, which makes it easy to move to other neighborhoods and makes it one of the best areas to stay in Manaus.
Why is this a recommended area to stay in Manaus, BR:
- Historical buildings
- Cheap hotels
- Amazon Theater
Accommodation in this area
3. Near the Eduardo Gomes International Airport
Eduardo Gomes International Airport is located west of Manaus and is the safest, most comfortable way to reach the city.
Around the airport, there are also neighborhoods like Taruma and Ponta Negra, in addition to many green areas of the city.
The main attraction around Manaus Airport is the Ponta Negra Park, overlooking the Black River, some amphitheaters, viewpoints and the Ponta Negra Shopping.
In the surroundings of Eduardo Gomes Airport, there are restaurants, shops and other leisure sites for all types of visitors.
The surroundings of Eduardo Gomes International Airport are among the best areas to stay in Manaus for those who plan a short stay in the city, whether for tourism or business.
Why is this a recommended area to stay in Manaus:
- Best area for a layover
Accommodation in this area
Ibis Manaus Aeroporto
Ibis Manaus Aeroporto is located in Manaus, 11 km from Mindu Municipal Park, and offers air-conditioned rooms. The property is 9 km from Luna Beach and about 15 km from Manaus Courthouse and Nossa Senhora da Conceicao Church. There is a bar, restaurant and free WiFi.
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