Information about hotels, accommodation in ships and eco-resorts in Manaus, capital of the State of Amazonas, situated right on the heart of the Amazon jungle in Brazil.
More information (most sites are in Portuguese only): SOS Amazon; Brazilian Association of Hotels in Amazonas.
Below, a list of the finest 5-star hotels in Manaus.
Five Star Hotels in Manaus
»Amazonia Golf Resort
Rodovia AM 010, Km 64 - Rio Preto da Eva - Manaus.
What used to be a farm was renovated by Brazilian group Nobile to become the only golf resort in the Amazon.
The Amazonia Golf Resort is located 58 km (35 miles) from Manaus, and is completely integrated with the jungle.
Besides the basic ammenities of a high class hotel (swimming pools, fitness center, kids club, etc), the Golf Resort offers a wide range of services.
To start with, the golf course (a 18-hole course and a mini-course), with golf teachers available.
Activities guided by professionals who know the jungle and are concerned with environment protection: tree climbing, piranha fishing, cayman observation (by night), birds observation, visitation to natives' homes, day and night trekking, science observation trekking.
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»Amazon Jungle Palace
Margem Esquerda do Rio Negro, Lago do Tatu - Manaus.
For those who look for a total immersion in the Amazon forest. The Amazon Jungle is located 50 km (about 30 miles) from Manaus, on an embankment in the left side of River Negro.
Everything in the Amazon Jungle was designed to keep an harmony with the surrounding environment: architecture, water usage, energy resources, etc.
Nonetheles, the hotel offers air conditioned, swimming pool, hot water, satellite TV, internet access.
Only 68 rooms.
Avenida Coronel Teixeira, 1320 - Ponta Negra - Manaus.
This was the first 5-star resort in the Brazilian Amazon. Located near downtown Manaus and just a ten minute drive from the airport.
The resort, with nearly 600 rooms, offers a large swimming pool, tennis court, sauna and other ammenities. Guests can take one of the guided tours, or just visit the in house Zoo.
Rio Negro Embankment. Located about 60 km (35 miles) from Manaus.
"The largest treetop hotel in the World".
The hotel offers packages which combine Manaus and other important tourist cities in Brazil, such as Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Fortaleza and Salvador.
»Taj Mahal Continental
Avenida Getúlio Vargas, 741 - Downtown.
Located near the business and shopping districts in Manaus.
Guests can enjoy a fine dining at the revolving rooftop restaurant, which offers panoramic views of the Rio Negro River, the Amazon forest and Manaus city center.
Several companies offer cruises along the Amazon river and tributaries.
The only ship which offers a 5-star comfort level is the Iberostar Amazon, operated by Spanish group Iberostar.
The ship sails along the Amazon, the Solimoes and Rio Negro. The all-inclusive packages include fishing, boating, nature observation, etc.
"Located three hours away from Manaus by boat (or 25 minutes by hydroplane), the trip to the lodge is a spetacular tour by itself. Juma's region is remote and relatively untouched.
The Juma Lodge is a small and comfortable hotel designed to be totally integrated to the Amazon Jungle. The construction and operation of the lodge comply with and respect the limitations of the environment, which is the very reason for the hotel to exist."