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Av. Nações Unidas, s/n - Centro, Parintins - AM, 69151-060, Brazil

The enormous Bumbódromo stadium, which looms over the city’s low buildings, was built to house the annual Boi Bumba festival. Boi Bumba happens only over three days in June, but you can get a taste of the event at any time of...

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Centro, Parintins - AM, 69151-460, Brazil

As early as 1660, Portuguese missionaries reported there was a small settlement of Indians where Parintins stands today. Though later devastated by a smallpox epidemic, the community rebounded in the 19th century, in large part thanks to the...

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São José, Parintins - AM, Brazil

Parintins is divided like Hatfields and McCoys into two rival factions that square off annually in friendly competition for the crown of Boi Bumba. Members of Garantido are all decked out in red, while Caprichoso wears blue. The two sides...

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Parintins, AM, Brazil

Asian-style tuk-tuk vehicles, both motorized and pedal operated, are used in Parintins as a quick, cheap means of getting around. The Amazon heat can make strolling a dicey proposition, so a tuk-tuk tour is the best way to get an...

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Valéria, Parintins - AM, Brazil

Some 24 kilometers (15 miles) east of Parintins, Boca da Valéria is a modest village with a small white-washed church and wooden stilt houses built on the banks of a tributary of the Amazon. Indigenous kids dress for visitors in not-exactly...