A small island in the north of Brazil can be the perfect retreat for unforgettable days of rest. Still little known, this region is one of those preserved destinations, almost without publicity. THE Algodoal Island, is actually called the island of Maiandeua, but often the name of the village, as it is the main and gateway, overlaps the second. Algodoal is the largest and one of the four villages that make up the island, having the largest structure of accommodation, grocery stores and restaurants.

cotton became an APA – Environmental Protection Area since 1990, with the objective of preserving the diversities of this Amazonian ecosystem. The four villages are quite small, and all of them have no asphalt or motor vehicles. Carriages, bicycles and boats are the only transport alternatives. Altogether, it is estimated at most 2,000 inhabitants throughout the region. There are countless beaches, streams, rivers and lagoons that delight tourists who chose the island as their destination. A perfect place to relax and unwind in absolute tranquility. You can get to know the island by sailing on regional boats and motorized canoes, there is no tour agency. These services are offered by canoeists, natives who work as guides and show you the coolest corners of the island. Everything is still very traditional and equally charming.

Leaving Belém, it takes about 3 and a half hours to reach the community of Maruda, in the coastal municipality of Maracanã. The city has well-signposted roads and can also be accessed by road buses departing from Belém and from nearby interiors, such as Castanhal – the best known of them. In the main port of Maruda, boats cross the mainland to the island. The trip lasts about 45 minutes and has daily departures at times that can change according to the tide, the last being around 5:30 pm. It is recommended to arrive early, so as not to run the risk of missing the boat that makes this crossing.

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There is no shortage of reasons to explore this little piece of the northern region, in this other post we separate some curiosities about the region and good reasons for you to visit the island: You need to take a vacation in Algodoal, an island in Pará

Leaving the port of Maruda. Photo: Gustavo Albano

Leaving the port of Maruda. Photo: Gustavo Albano

Arriving in the village of Algodoal. Photo: Gustavo Albano

Arriving in the village of Algodoal. Photo: Gustavo Albano

Houses and businesses suspended on the seafront of the village of Algodoal. Photo: Gustavo Albano

Houses and businesses suspended on the seafront of the village of Algodoal. Photo: Gustavo Albano

Aerial view of Algodoal village, surrounded by still preserved vegetation. Photo: Gustavo Albano

The carts serve as vehicles for natives and visitors. Photo: Gustavo Albano

The carts serve as vehicles for natives and visitors. Photo: Gustavo Albano

The village streets are all on the sand. Photo: Gustavo Albano

The village streets are all on the sand. Photo: Gustavo Albano

View of Algodoal Beach during low tide. Photo: Gustavo Albano

View of Algodoal Beach during low tide. Photo: Gustavo Albano

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