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Cuiabá (Brazil)

Practical information about Cuiabá

  • Nature Reserve / Wildlife Observation / Safari
  • Park and garden
  • River
  • Waterfall
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2 / 5 - One review
How to get there
Approximately 2 hours from São Paulo
When to go
Avoid between June and August
Minimum stay
1 to 2 days

Reviews of Cuiabá

Travel writer
6 travel articles

Cuiabà, which is also known as "the green city", is one of the hottest in Brazil. It's a gateway to the Amazon and for the Pantanal, this city of 500,000 inhabitants is full of tropical vegetation.

My suggestion:
Magnificent waterfalls surround Cuiabà, and you must see them. At that time, a guide or a local friend will be very useful. There are also several museums and other pleasant locations, but all Cuiabà's richness is in its nature.

It's not rare to find, in the middle of the city centre, an "arara" - a parrot - and ripe mangos which simply need to be picked... Here, incidentally, Brazilians proudly state that bananas, avocados, mangos and other exotic fruits are not bought, but rather they are hand-picked from branches. The locals' favourite fruit is the açaí palm. It comes from palm trees, and the Brazilians turn it into juice. Its colour is quite strange, dark purple, and its taste, take it or leave it. 

As for the architecture, Cuiabà inherits colonial remains. The city is overrun by agricultural areas where soya is cultivated. Amazing natural parks enable you to take a deep breath in the fresh air away from the busy traffic. Close your eyes in one of these parks to completely forget that you are in the heart of the city. 

Panorama of Cuiabà