On a flat golden beach a horse is hitched to a cart with the buildings clustered around Algodoal's dock are visible in the distance.

Exploring the Amazon: Around Belém

By bus or car and by boat, there are several interesting side trips you can make within the vicinity of Belém. The most popular destinations are the beaches along the banks of the region’s rivers.

Soaps and bottles of perfumes are strung up in a column for sale under a tent.

What to See in Belém, Brazil

Belem, Brazil is a melting pot of the ancient, the old, and the modern. Expert Michael Sommers guides us through the best areas and neighborhoods, and educates us on the history of local life in Belem.