Manaus is the capital of Brazil’s largest state, Amazonas, and is located in the North of the country. Near the end of the 19th century, when the Amazon was the world’s only rubber supplier, there was a 30-year boom in rubber and Manaus got rich indeed. Some of the city’s finest buildings date back to this time, among them the Customs house and the famous Teatro Amazonas.
The city’s next boom came in 1966, when Manaus was declared a free-trade zone. In the space of just a few years the city’s population doubled. Nowadays, tourism has also expanded, most of it focused on the rainforest. Manaus is the main departure point for trips into the Amazon region.
Amazon Jungle Palace
Amazon Eco Lodge