Belem Cruises Destination Information

The Stunning Main Port of Belem

Belém (also called Para), is a city and port in northern Brazil, on the Baía do Guajará (Guajara Bay). It is part of the vast Amazon Delta, near the mouth of the Rio Guamá, about 80 miles (130 km) up the Rio Pará from the Atlantic.

Belém has a modern appearance with tree-lined streets, several plazas and public gardens, and many noteworthy buildings. The colonial portion retains the charm of tree-filled squares, churches and traditional blue tiles.

Attractions in Belem include the Cidade Velha (Old City), Forte do Castelo, the Ver-o-pêso market and the Estação das Docas Complex at the docks.

Things to see and do

  • Amazon Biopark Zoo
  • Estação das Docas Complex
  • Complexo Feliz Lusitânia (Complex Happy Lusitania)
  • Rodrigues Alves Wood-Botanic Garden
  • Mercado Ver-o-Peso (Market)

Belém has a tropical rainforest climate. A tropical rainforest climate, also known as an equatorial climate, is a type of tropical climate in which there is no dry season. All months have mean precipitation values of at least 60 mm. It is usually found at latitudes within five degrees of the equator, which are dominated by the Intertropical Convergence Zone. The tropical rainforest climate is denoted Af in the Köppen climate classification. Tropical rainforest is the natural vegetation in equatorial regions.