Landcruising Adventure Check-Ins

Date Place Comment
December 1st, 2012 Pousada Lacula

Camped at the terrain of Pousada Lacula. Owner Sylvain. His guesthouse has comfortable rooms and also offers place to hang your hammock.

November 1st, 2012 St. Amaro, Lençóis Maranhenses National Park

Lovely, quiet spot along the riverside

November 1st, 2012 Dunes between Barreirinhas and Paulino Neves

Fantastic area for rough camping with lots of solitude.

November 1st, 2012 Tatajuba- wild camp

Take the ferry from Camocin and follow the trails (or follow a local car/buggy) to Praia Selvajem. This is a couple kms from Lagoa da Torta where many tourists are taken for lunch (good fish restaurant, by the way). Praia Selvajem is a great kitesurfers beach, with a shop run by Kite World Wide to rent gear or take lessons.
Good place for rough camping. For an excellent dinner, or a splendid breakfast with home-made whole-grain bread, check out the Pousada Portal do Vento on top of the hill (make a reservation; owners are Sandra and Marcel).

November 1st, 2012 Lago Amarelas- waild camp

Good place for rough camping, but you can also follow the trail to the beach if your car is not so high as ours (we were stopped by too-low hanging cashew branches).

November 1st, 2012 Plaza of Alcântara

Lovely colonial village, beautifully restored. Next to the Prefeitura (on the right side when facing the building!) is a good place to spend the night. Don’t stay left of the building, down to that inviting, grassy spot a bit down, right along the waterfront– it’s one of thé places for tourists to get robbed, or so we were told.

September 1st, 2012 BR Petrolstation stay on side

Showers, drinking water, WIFI.

September 1st, 2012 Transamazônica Camp 1

Stream for taking a dip.

September 1st, 2012 Transamazônica Camp 2

River for taking a dip. Next to bridge over black water river.

September 1st, 2012 Transamazônica Camp 4

Transamazônica Camp 4. Tapajós River - Amazonia National Park. Lots of space, shade and lovely river but also a lot of rubbish.

September 1st, 2012 Transamazônica Camp 5

South side of Tapajós River, right after ferry crossing in Itaituba. Lots of dust but there are showers.

September 1st, 2012 BR Petrol Station

BR Petrol Station. Camping in shade of a tree, shower and toilet, but management prohibits the use of a stove or any other fire.

September 1st, 2012 Santarém- wild camp

Late Club (Yachtclub). You need an introduction from a member to stay here. Good place to camp, for laundry and shower.

September 1st, 2012 Cajutuba - wild camp

On beach along the Tapajós River. Peaceful place to camp.

September 1st, 2012 Pedra de Pilão

Easy hike up to this viewpoint and good camping at its base.

September 1st, 2012 Transamazônica Camp 3

River for taking a dip. Lots of space, shade and lovely river.

September 1st, 2012 Viewpoint Pedra de Mirante

Nice hike up this viewpoint. Would be a great place to camp too, if your car gets up that steep sandy hill. Our Land Cruiser didn't (would have worked with deflated tires, but since we don't have a compressor we didn't want to do that). We camped nearby.

September 1st, 2012 BR 319 - Camp 1

Camped under bridge. River was good for a swim.

September 1st, 2012 BR 319 - Camp 2

Camped on the other side of first ferry crossing on an abandoned sitio. There was a stream to wash.

September 1st, 2012 BR 319 - Camp 3

Not very interesting place, but quiet and okay. Alongside the road but no water available.

September 1st, 2012 BR 319 - Camp 4

Stream for swimming. Alongside a bridge, nearby a couple of houses.

September 1st, 2012 Novo Airão - wild camp

Quiet place to spend the night next floating restaurant Leão Amazônica.

August 1st, 2012 Presidente Figueiredo – Parque Natural das Orquideas

Quiet place to spend the night, nothing special. Park is okay to hike early morning on weekdays. In the weekend you don't want to come near this place if you like some peace and quiet!

August 1st, 2012 Balbina - wild camp

Lago Ayapuá is a fantastic spot for rough camping. In the morning we saw manatees, dolphins, giant otters and caimans.

August 1st, 2012 BR 174 - Parking Lot of Posto Fiscalisação

This lies south of Waimiri Reserve. Quiet place, shower and toilet.

February 1st, 2011 Macapá, Jeep Club

President of the Jeep Club is João. Perfectly quiet and lovely place to spend the night.

February 1st, 2011 Petrol Station

Petrol station nNar the port. Safe, quiet, clean place to spend the night.

February 1st, 2011 Lourenço- wild camp

Gold mine, spent the night at the station of the Policía Militar.

January 1st, 2011 Vale dos Dinosauros, Sousa

We were not impressed with this historic site. Good place to camp though.

January 1st, 2011 Santa Filomena - wild camp

Camped a couple of kms east of Santa Filomena along the side of the road. Only later discovered that across the road there is a much more beautiful camping spot with fantastic view.