First things first – Macapa in northern Brazil is not a backpacker type place. However it is a really really cool raw Brazilian city to check out and we totally loved touring the city – special moments were crossing the Equator on foot and visiting the Fort. I mentioned there before in my Top 4 Sights in Macapa post. From Macapa we headed up towards Oiapoque on route to French Guyana. First though – in a city without a backpacker vibe or hostel, where do you stay? Answer – Hotel Mais!
A few cool things about Hotel Mais that we loved and I recommend you to stay here.
1. Friendly Staff
The staff don’t speak much English but a mix of Portuguese and French between us and we communicated well. They gave us all the details we needed to see the city – get to the bus station, see the monument on the Equator etc.
2. Excellent Breakfast
Breakfast is included and is such a great range. From fruit to cereals to yoghurt. Then there’s toast, cakes, sandwiches, rolls. Not to mention the usual range of tea, coffee and soft drinks/juices.
Hotel Mais is VERY handy for the airport, just 1 kilometre away! Ideal if you’re flying in.
4. Hot Showers, Cosy Rooms
What you really need in northern Brazil is a hotel with a hot shower and a cosy room. Thankfully Hotel Mais has it.
Having Wifi is a must for me these days and I was pretty pleased that Hotel Mais provides a decent free Wifi in the rooms. We were in room 238 which worked fine!
So if you’re ever wondering where to stay in Macapa – Hotel Mais is the best place to stay!
A video from Hotel Mais, where to stay in Macapa: