Arriving in Manaus

How to get to Manaus

Manaus is the capital of the Amazonas state and the main financial, corporate and economic center of the northern Brazil. It is a historical and port city, located in the center of the largest tropical forest in the world. It is located at the confluence of the Negro and Solimões rivers. It is one of the best known Brazilian cities worldwide, mainly by its tourist potential and ecotourism, which makes the city the 10th largest tourist destination in Brazil.

The fastest and most comfortable way to reach the city is by plane. There are daily flights from Miami-USA and from the main capitals of Brazil, such as Brasilia, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, Curitiba, Belo Horizonte.

Destinations in Manaus from Eduardo Gomes International Airport

Despite that the Eduardo Gomes International Airport is located in Manaus, it is 14 km far from downtown. It has the capacity to serve 2.8 million passengers/year. It is the largest airport in the northern region of Brazil in number of passengers and aircraft movements of the North, is also the 3rd largest airport in the country cargo movement behind Cumbica and Viracopos.

The Eduardo Gomes International Airport serves the cities of the metropolitan region of Manaus. Manaus was one of the host cities of the FIFA World Cup 2014. Infraero, a Brazilian Airport Infrastructure Company,  reported that 13 shops are already in operation. A total of 133 establishments between shops and food court are planned to be part of the complex.

Visitors can leave the airport taking one of the official taxis (black and white cars at the airport exit) paying the tabulated value (about R$ 58,00 or $19,00) to most of Manaus neighborhoods. To go to the Industrial District from the airport, the taxis charge is about R$ 88,00 ($ 25,00).

Other Information:

  • Distance from the Airport to downtown is 14 km.
  • Distance from the Airport to the Federal University of Amazonas (UFAM) is 17.5 km.
  • Distance from Airport to Studio 5 Convention Center is 21 Km.
  • Distance from Airport to Holiday Inn Hotel is 21 km.
  • Distance from Airport to Sleep Inn is 21,3 km.
  • Distance from Airport to Comfort Hotel is 21,1 km.

Weather in Manaus

Manaus has an equatorial climate with humidity above 80% and two distinct seasons, called: rainy season (December-May) and dry season (June-November). In the Dry Season the precipitation is not as intense and the temperatures can pass of 104°F (40°C). The proximity to the forest usually avoids extremes of heat and makes the city humid. During the SBQS 2015, you should use light clothing and drink plenty of fluids.

Are you hungry? Best places to eat.

Visitors can opt for a choice of bars and restaurants spread throughout the city. During the lunch break we recommend visiting the following malls with international, national, and local food choices:

Studio 5 Convention Center

Address: 3.555 Rodrigo Otávio Ave., Industrial District
ZIP Code: 69077-000 / Phone:  (92) 3216-3555

Hours of Operation:

Monday to Friday: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm (Stores), 10:00 am – 11:00 pm (food court)
Sunday and holidays: 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm (shops), 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm (food court)

Manauara Shopping Mall

Address: 1300 Mario Ypiranga Ave., Adrianópolis, Manaus – AM
Zip Code: 69058-775 / Phone: (92) 4003-7760

Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm (Stores), 10:00 am- 11:00 pm (food court)
Sunday and holidays: 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm (shops), 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm (food court)

Millenium Shopping Mall

Address: 1.661 Djalma Batista Ave., Chapada, Manaus.
Zip Code: 69050-010 | Phone: (92) 3655-3400

Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday: Stores and Food Court, from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm | Cinema, from 01:00 pm
Sundays and Holidays: Shops, from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm and Food Court from 12:00 pm to 1o:00 pm| Cinema, from 01:00 pm.

Amazonas Shopping Mall

Address: 482 Djalma Batista Ave., Parque 10 de Novembro, Manaus – AM

Zip Code:  69050-010 | Tel.: (92) 3303-9000

Hours of Operation:Monday to Saturday: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm, Sundays and Holidays: (Food Court, Cinemas and Play) 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm (Stores) 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Ponta Negra Shopping Mall

Address: 5705  Coronel Teixeira Ave., Ponta Negra, Manaus
Zip Code: 69037-000 / Phones: (92) 3667-7225/3667-7226

Hours of Operation:
Food Court (3rd Floor)
Monday to Saturday: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm (Stores and Food Court)
Sunday and holidays: 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm (Stores), 10:00 am to 10:00 pm (Food Court)

More information:

Prefecture of Manaus (Prefeitura de Manaus): www.manaus.am.gov.br
Amazon Portal (Portal Amazônia): portalamazonia.com
Taxi rates in Manaus: www.tarifadetaxi.com/manaus
Hotels in Manaus: www.tripadvisor.com.br/Hotels-g303235-Manaus_Amazon_River_State_of_Amazonas-Hotels.html
Manauara Shopping Mall: www.manauarashopping.com.br
Millenium Shopping Mall: www.millenniumshopping.com.br
Amazonas Shopping Mall: www.amazonasshopping.com.br
Ponta Negra Shopping Mall: www.shoppingpontanegra.com.br

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