What makes Marajo different?

The island of Marajo is located in the mouth of the Amazon River in Brazil. It is cradled by two rivers, the Amazon and the Tocantins, as well ns by the Atlantic Ocean.

The island is known for the pororoca, a tidal bore phenomenon in the river that creates large waves reaching four metres in height. It is this largest fresh water island in the world, and also has the distinction of being the second largest among all islands in South America.

The most startling aspect of a visit to Marajo Island is the presence of water buffaloes. These enormous, but docile land animals are not native to Brazil or anywhere in South America.

 There are today about 450,000 water buffaloes on an island the size of Switzerland. Another interesting feature of this tropical paradise is that it is located almost directly on the equator.