Manacapuru is in Amazonas, ever more accessible by the new bridge from Manaus.
This small riverside city promises to grow as an alternative harbour for all boat traffic upriver Solimoes, i.e. towards Colombia and Peru, as it saves you a few hours compared with Manaus. Also, it is still a genuine "jungle town", compared to the cityscape of the state capital
Buses from Manaus every hour. 15 reais, 2 hours. Shared taxis at 20 reais take you to the city limit, and can take you further into the city for an additional fee.
All walkable. Mototaxis at 2,50 reais within the city. Taxis charge up to 10 reais.
Walk along the riverfront.
- Novo Hotel, Rua Rodrigo Junior (Next to the cemetery). Quite comfy and clean. Decent breakfast and in-house restaurant Singles 50 reais.
- Consider Nova Airao to get close contact with pink dolphins.
- Along the highway to Manaus you can stop at one of several small beaches for a dip and a beer, and then hail the next bus.