Imperatriz, unexplored place of Brazilian State || Northeastern

Imperatriz, unexplored place of Brazilian State Northeastern

Imperatriz is a city situated in the southern part of the Brazilian state of Maranhao. It covers an area of  1400 square kilometers, with a population of 260,000 people. This city has a major economic hub with a focus on agriculture, and livestock production.

In terms of climate, this city has a tropical wet and dry climate, also known for its changeable weather conditions. Hiking and fishing can be enjoyed by the visitors in Imperatriz, as well as the cultural events like music festivals, and local cuisine.

  • Total Population: 259,337 (2020)
  • Area: 1367.9km2 (528.1s q mi)
  • Country: Brazil

Things to do in Imperatriz

Imperatriz Unexplored Place of Brazilian State || Northeastern

Parque Ambiental de Imperatriz:

Parque Ambiental de Imperatriz is a park where you can find a lot of green space and walking trails, also there are several fun areas, such as playgrounds, picnic areas, and sports fields.

Catedral de São Sebastião:

This is one of the cathedrals (churches) dedicated to Saint Sebastian, the heavenly protector of Rio de Janeiro. It was built by Edgar de Oliveira in a modern style. The current cathedral was built between 1964 and 1979. With its wonderful architecture and artwork, the Cathedral de São Sebastião is one of the best-known destinations.

Praia do Cacau:

Praia do Cacau
Praia do Cacau

Praia do Cacau is a beautiful manmade beach located on the bank of Rio Tocantins, it provides a variety of amenities, like water sports equipment rentals, refreshment stands, and sun loungers.

Museu Histórico de Imperatriz:

Here, in this museum, you can learn about the history and culture of the area, which reflects everything including indigenous tribes to the impact of colonial rule and the subsequent development of the city.

Aldeia Chapada das Mesas:

Aldeia Chapada das Mesas is a place for the native community, The Krikati people. You can explore the beautiful natural scenery of the Chapada des Mesas area and their culture.

Best season to explore Imperatriz

If you’re planning to visit Imperatriz, June to November would be the best time to visit, during this season, the weather is sunny and dry and normally ranges from 20°C to 34°C. Whereas, the people who love the outdoors and a nature lovers, can visit during the rainy season as the rainforest is lush and green, and the waterfalls and rivers.

However, it depends on your personal preference and travel plans to decide the best time to visit.

How can you reach Imperatriz?

If you would rather take the bus, a number of companies provide service from other cities in the region, such as São Luís, Belém, Teresina, to Imperatriz.

  • If you’re traveling by plane, Imperatriz-Prefeito Renato Moreira Airport (IMP) is the closest and nearest major airport, which has flights from many cities of Brazil like São Paulo, Brasília, and Belo Horizonte.
  • Then, you can take a bus or a taxi from the airport to the city center.
  • Next option, if you prefer you can fly to São Luís Marechal Cunha Machado International Airport (SLZ), and then drive or take a bus to Imperatriz.

Local Foods to try in Imperatriz?

Caldeirada de Tatu:  A dish that includes tomatoes, onions, and peppers along with armadillo meat, spices, and herbs.

Linguiça: a dish of sausage with consists of pork, garlic, and paprika, mostly used as a snack.

Farofa de Banana: a food served as a side dish or a snack with roasted cassava flour and fried bananas.

Baião de Dois: a healthy dish made with rice, beans, sausage, and dried meat.

Paçoca de Amendoim: a sweet dish made with sugar, ground peanuts, and salt mainly serves as a snack or dessert.

What to see around Imperatriz?

Parque das Nascentes-

A beautiful park to explore around Imperatriz, which has hiking trails, waterfalls, and flora and fauna. A great place for nature lovers.

Praia do Cacau-

The best place for a day trip is around 70km away from the Imperatriz, surrounded by white sand, coconut trees, and clear water.

Lagoa da Pedra:

A lagoon is indeed a perfect place for swimming, kayaking, and camping, It is around 50km away from Impertiz, where you can explore nearby surroundings and a variety of bird species.

Estreito Hydroelectric Plant:

Estreito Hydroelectric Plant
Estreito Hydroelectric Plant

The hydroelectric plant which is away from Imperatriz around 50km, is worth visiting due to its breathtaking view of Itaipava River and its dam.

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