Small town along the Araguaia River, Araguana became independent in 1992. Originally, its land was occupied by Indians like most of the Bico Region and then taken by northeasterners. Cattle raising is the main activity .
It has lots of white sand beaches of thick and tight vegetation. The town administration provides an “ecological boat” that takes tours around the island and to fishing places. The island is 5 km off downtown.
Ilha Grande Beach – Sits on another large island of the Araguaia River and has a typical vegetation of the Amazon Forest. It is the most popular beach with an extension of 5 km for camping and sport activities. Its season goes from June to September. The river goes up till 15 meters in flood.
Go to the Praia do Escapole and the Praia do Murici. Try local cuisine: rice with ´pequi´ and the Caldo do Chambari.
Distance from Palmas: 480km
Hotel Fazenda Solar do Araguia, at the Araguia river, 9 chalets, restaurant, swimming pool