Last week we talked about a different look to the great country of Brazil, a nation that due to its great dimensions offers visitors a multitude of different options depending on individual likes. Indeed, Brazil is much more than football and we are willing to prove it with this series of posts.
If Jericoacoara and surrounds was a magical place to get lost few days, the region of Amapá is not less attractive. From the northeast we move northwards to reach a border with French Guiana.
To give some details of Amapá we will say that it is a region with 700,000 inhabitants, half of them concentrated in the capital, Macapa. This city also has a couple of unique features, on the one hand it is the only capital in the world crossed in the south by the imaginary line of Ecuador, this line also goes through the football field Milton Correa so the matches played there are unique because they are played in both hemispheres.
Moreover it is a city that is best reached by plane or boat, as it has regional roads that connect it to the rest of the country.
But let's get to the important question, why is Amapá worth visiting?
On a visit to the capital, Macapa, we can see its two most important monuments. Marco Zero Monument next to the stadium mentioned above is a building of 30 meters high dedicated to that Ecuador line we spoke of. At its upper circle we can observe the equinoxes in March and September. It is also worth our time La Fortaleza de San José, a military fortress by the sea built by Indians during the colonial era.
If we prefer to have more contact with nature, the state of Amapá has three attractive offers, first the National Park of Tumucumaque Mountains, a beautiful forest that has the great honour of being the largest tropical forest in the world, a place to enjoy indescribable landscapes. Second, it must be said that the state also has the honour of being the place where the Amazon river flows, the largest river in the world, forming a delta bathing the waters of the capital. Finally, we must not miss the Pororoca wave, a water phenomena caused by the meeting of the Rivers Amazon and Araguarí with the Atlantic ocean, which amazes the most skilled surfers in the world.
Thinking about all this, it is clear that Amapá, despite being remote and unknown, is attractive enough to deserve more than a quick stop.