The Para region contains the greatest group of islands in the world, located in the mouth of the River Para and opening out into the Atlantic Ocean. The archipelagos most famous island is Isla de Marjo which sits in the Bahia de Marjo. Paras countryside is a rich mixture of Amazon forest blended with beautiful Atlantic beaches, bringing with it great appeal as a holiday property location. Tourists are drawn to the area by river and sea beaches, plantations, waterfalls, species and fauna and dramatic sculptured rocks. In addition, historical towns, museums, culture and architecture add interest to the region, making it a popular destination for property buyers and investors. In fact, after agriculture, tourism is a major priority in Paras economic agenda and the government has invested large sums into transport, road, energy and sanitation infrastructures, as well as encouraged investment in the hotel industry in this region.