Boa Vista

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Boa Vista is a city in Brazil.

Hitching out

South towards Manaus

From the bus terminal if you walk west up Avenida das Guyanas to the large roundabout, then make a left down Avenida do Brazil and walk a little down south on Av. Brazil you will reach a petrol station on the right, just on the corner of Centenario. From that petrol station a lot of truckers head out to Manaus, it may take a few days and a lot of conversation but you should be able to find a lift sooner of later. The people in the restaurant are very kind and will help you out with hot and cold water and anything else they can if you just ask. You can also hang out on the tables and chairs there if you like, they don't seem to mind.

If you get a lift a bit further you can stay at Posto Campo Grande (2.7594032,-60.7310449) and also speak with truck drivers. They start to leave at 4am. TowellessTraveler tried in September 2022 and got a lift with the last one leaving at 10am (be ready to face grumpy drivers).

North towards Venezuela

Get at least until Patio Roraima Shopping at the end of the city and be very patient. You can even go further up at the Shell gas station a few kms after the city and speak with drivers. Even if people don't go very far you could accept the ride. People do stop on the side of the road if you stick your thumb up and wait for a long time.

Accommodation and Sleep

Just over and a few hundred yards down Centenario from the petrol station, there is a patch of tall grass behind a bunch of mango trees. In the far corner of the grass you are invisible from the street and it's fine to pitch the tent. Oh and check out the mango trees they can be very generous and it doesn't seem like anyone picks these ones! If you are the more urban kind of camper, the people in the gas station restaurant also let you sleep there if you ask. They close the restaurant at about 21:00 and then it's all yours.

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