About Manaus, Brazil
Manaus can be found on the banks of Northwestern Brazil’s Negro River. As the capital of the Amazonas, Manaus covers nearly 4401 square miles with a population of approximately 2,094,391 residents. The rubber industry, popular as of the 20th-century, has given way to other industries including chemicals, soap manufacturing, and petroleum refinery. Additionally,Brazil-nut farming, wild fruit planting, and fishing contribute majorly to the area’s economy. Today, Manaus has evolved into a significant industrial center.
Popular Destinations in Manaus
Looking for activities once your private jet arrives in Manaus? Museums, parks, and intricately designed bridges are among the attractions in this Brazilian land. Visitors will find no shortage of things to do, including the attraction sites listed below:
Meeting of the Waters: Located just east of the city, a striking visual phenomenon is the result of the muddy brown waters from the Solimões River converging with the dark Negro River. Interestingly, the waters at this site simply do not mix. The Amazon River is formed by the combined tributaries.
The England Bridge: Artfully illuminated at night, this bridge is a spectacular sight after sundown, but certainly impressive during daylight hours as well.
Museu do Seringal Vila Paraíso: This former rubber-baron estate is now the grounds of a unique museum. Tours of Museu do Seringal Vila Paraiso offer demonstrations of tapping rubber trees and a replica of a smokehouse and rubber-tapper shack. Tourists may want to combine a trip to this museum with a day at Praia da Lua, one of Manaus’ best beaches.
Amazon Theater: In the heart of Brazil’s rainforest visitors will find this 1896-inaugurated opera house. Constructed with Italian columns and statues, Carrara marble stairs, Scottish steel walls, and Alsace imported roofing tiles, the architecture is decidedly Renaissance. 198 Italian-imported chandeliers illuminate the interior. Amazon Theater is home to the Amazonas Philharmonic, and can sear 701 people.
Mercado Adolpho Lisboa (Market): For those looking to indulge in a bit of fast food, The Mercado Adolpho Lisboa is the go-to spot. Exceptional food as well as exciting activities are offered here. Visitors will find everything from local crafts and T-shirts to tropical fruits and freshly caught fish. Additionally, the Market offers visitors a glimpse into the life of the locals with its bustling activity and intriguing architecture. Iron framework and stained-glass windows are featured in the Mercado, which is considered a protected national monument.
Janauari Ecological Park: The Janauari Ecological Park displays a variety of ecosystems along its 688 hectares. Included here are swamp woodlands (igapós), alluvial plains (várzeas), and solid land. Luxuriant vegetation ranges from giant kapok trees to luscious grasses. All of this can be seen as motorboats drive visitors through narrow waterways and an intricate network of igarapés. In addition to being filled with birdlife, this Park features a large Amazon water lily called Victoria Amazonica. The flowers erode to a dark red color after changing from their original white to purple. Sadly, these magnificent flowers have a very short life.
Luxury Lodging in Manaus
Seeking luxury accommodations once your private jet has arrived in Manaus? Manaus boasts a plethora of luxurious hotels, resorts and private residences in which travelers can stay, including:
- Blue Tree Premium Manaus
- Caesar Business Manaus
- Cumaru Flat Manaus 916
- Da Vinci Hotel & Conventions
- Hotel Adrianópolis All Suites
- Hotel Villa Amazônia
- Iberostar Grand Amazon – All Inclusive
- Intercity Manaus
- Manaus Hotéis Millennium
- Novotel Manaus
- Quality Hotel Manaus
- Tropical Manaus Ecoresort
- Wyndham Garden Manaus
Airports In or Nearby Manaus For Private Jets
Looking for a private jet charter to Manaus, Brazil? There are a number of airports you can use for your private jet travel to arrive in or depart from Manaus, including:
- Eduardo Gomes International Airport (MAO): The Eduardo Gomes International Airport is a civil-military airport located 15 miles away from Manaus. It is the state’s largest and busiest airport, and also happens to be one of the largest in the country. It serves an average of 40 million passengers a year and handles more than 800 tons of cargo annually. It has three concrete runways measuring between 7,800 and 11,500 feet in length.
- Maestro Wilson Fonseca Airport (STM): This is a minor international airport in Manaus, located around 2 miles away from the city. It is one of the most important airports in the region as it serves Fonesca. It handles an average of 1.2 million passengers a year and has 18,000 aircraft movements annually. The airport has a single 9,500 foot long bitumen runway.
- Boa-Vista-Atlas Brasil Cantanhede Airport (BVB): Sitting at an elevation of 1,300 feet above sea level, the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport is located 45 miles away from Manaus. This makes it convenient for private aircraft clients travelling to Manaus. The airport has three concrete runways measuring between 9,300 and 10,400 feet in length.
- Governador Jorge Teixeira de Oliveira Airport (PVH): Governador Jorge Teixeira de Oliveira Airport is located 96 miles away from Manaus. Most of the traffic to Prescott is attributable to the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, but the facility also serves private and commercial air traffic as well. The airport sits at an elevation of 5,000 feet above sea level. It has three runways measuring between 4,400 and 7,600 feet in length. It records an average of 240,000 aircraft operations a year.
- Ji-Paraná Airport (JPR): This airport is located 110 miles away from the city of Manaus. It has two runways measuring 12,860 feet in length each. The airport handles an average of 18 million passengers a year, and has more than 160,000 aircraft movements annually. A large number of charter and private aircraft use the airport as a base.
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