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Lencois Maranhenses National Park

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Address: Barreirinhas, State of Maranhao, Brazil
Phone Number: 0-98-982004144
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its a surprise for the eyes

it has been the more spectacular contrast between jungle, sea and desert...it will deserve another deeper visit, we were just trying to relax in aq place like this, its sands are... read more

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New York Mills, New York
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New York Mills, New York
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

it has been the more spectacular contrast between jungle, sea and desert...it will deserve another deeper visit, we were just trying to relax in aq place like this, its sands are white and the ocean is deep blue.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

its like going to the sahara desert, full of wind and sand...this adventure is for people who can resist the 45 degree C heat of the place, but finding a lake with cool water is not a problem.

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Fortaleza, CE
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My group and I went into the National Park with Quad Bikes for the day with our guide Alfonso. Its truly another world out there with thousands of square kilometers of endless Sahara like dunes. Cant imagine being able to cover all the territory that we did without the bikes and the best part of the trip by far !

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Girona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After travelling to many countries I can say this is THE most spectacular thing I have ever seen. And swimming in the lagoons alone was also one of THE best things I've ever done.

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Lovely, lovely place! But much better if you don't visit the dunes only from Barreirinhas but go to Atins! It is a really remoted village and from there you can explore the dunes and lagoons easier without other tourists. We visited in July and it was perfect time as the weather was mainly good and the water level high.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

The lençóis are a truly unique place, and I would reccommend them to anyone visiting northern Brazil - One of my personal highlights of the country without doubt. Stunning dunes and natural pools (depending on the time of year - best time is probably mid-year) as far as the eye can see. People often take expensive tours to visit the... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

It is one of my favorite place. It is really o hard to explain how much beautiful. If you want to go there you should be there min. 3 days. You want to get relax or do more thing, You can stay 7*10 days but a little expensive from other places in Brazil.

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Silves, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Even with the lakes and pools without water, it was worth but if you have the possibility to travel april-may that should be perfect.

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Arvada, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

If you like the outdoors, the Atlantic (or any ocean for that matter), and sand...rugged, adorable you. This is a place not to be missed. It's wild, it's tundra, it's sand dunes with lagoon gems marking and contrasting the sand dunes all over the place (10,000 lagoons during the high season, rainy season). Go to Lencois Maranhenses National Park. This... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

These amazing dunes and lagoons are unique in the world. Would recommend to go between June and September after the raining season when the lagoons are full. Don't miss the trip through the Preguiças river to reach Atins, a small town with sand roads, no internet and limited electricity that resembles paradise.

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