The amazing Lençois Maranhenses

Ramiro Rodriguez
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The Lençóis Maranhenses is a sea of ​​dunes in the northeast of Brazil. A magical sandy landscape of the northeastern coast of Brazil is not a mirage. Fish swim in the lagoons and goats graze in this magical sandy landscape.

This wonderful and unique place is located in the northeast of the country, in the state of Maranhão, on the banks of the Preguiças river. It occupies about 155 thousand hectares and crosses three municipalities: Primeira Cruz, Santo Amaro and Barreirinhas.

There are huge white sand dunes up to 50 meters high that move constantly and lagoons of crystalline water, which are the main attractions of this destination, where you can dive, walk on the sand, ride a 4x4 and observe the sunset.

The Blue Lagoon, a popular tourist attraction, glows at the foot of some sugar-like dunes in the National Park The lagoons are formed with rainwater and can reach three meters in-depth, providing a home for schools of fish. The most sought-after by travelers to cool off is Lagoa Azul and Lagoa Bonita.

Although the park was created about 30 years ago to protect this ecosystem, it only began to position itself at the tourist level in 2002, when the asphalt reached Barreirinhas, the municipality that is promoted as the gateway to this paradise.

In the lagoons, it is not allowed to use suntan lotion or other hygiene products. To make the visit, which lasts about four hours, it is recommended to bring a hat, light clothing, something to eat and bottles of water.

 

 

WHEN TO GO TO THE LENCOIS MARANHENSES?

And it´s an important point and a key fact: the best time to go is between June and September, since between January and June is the rainy season. The park is open every day from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and admission is free, but guides are paid separately.

 

For more information, just email us at info@ripioturismo.com 

Thank you!

 

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Ramiro Rodriguez
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