Alter do Chao Travel Blog› entry 153 of 424 › view all entries
This is paradise!!! Arrived at the sweltering ´beach´town of Alter do Chao, a tiny little place that has nothing more than a holiday feel to it. We found a great place to stay that even had hooks on the porch of our room for our hammocks!
We wondered down the dirt track to the water front and the water stretches out with little sandy beach islands off the shore. We got a boat out to the island, and here we found soft white sand beaches like the Caribbean and swam in the warm water. It was so so hot and the only way to cool down was to take a swim! As we swam in the water we couldn´t help thinking about crocs and caymans, it was the amazon river after all!!
We really felt like it was the Caribbean and kept calling the water the sea. But this is the Amazon river!!! As we sat a a bar with a cold beer watching the sunset over the ´sea´ we spotted something appearing out of the water. It was a group of river dolphins.
We stayed in Alter for 4 days and it was like a holiday from backpacking!! It really was like a Caribbean paradise and we never thought we would sit on a white sandy beach in the amazon!