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Lencois Maranhenses National Park

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Address: Barreirinhas, State of Maranhao, Brazil
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Today I went to Lençóis Maranhences. It took 5 hours to get to the park by bus. We rode on a 4x4 for about 30 minutes. Arriving there we just saw sand. There was only one dirty... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

Today I went to Lençóis Maranhences. It took 5 hours to get to the park by bus. We rode on a 4x4 for about 30 minutes. Arriving there we just saw sand. There was only one dirty lake. I couldn't believe it. Everybody was disappointed. We stayed in this dirty smelly lake for about 40 minutes and left. It was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I do not know how to thank you my Brazilian friend to have pushed and recommended me to go and visit the Lencois Maranhenses. It wasn't esy for me to get there from Jericoacoara and especially it was quite expensive to get there in a short time, BUT you just forget about it, once you see where you are and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

My friend and I stopped here while traveling around the coast and the place is absolutely insane! Unfortunately we were a bit off with our timing, arriving in November when the park is the driest, but we still saw some lakes. We were fortunate enough to find an amazing local guide who new everything about the area so we opted... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The most beautiful landscape I've seen on my travels. The best time to visit is when the lakes are still around (they're formed by rain water), between May and September. Most people get there by an organized tour, typically in Barreirinhas. If you have the budget for it, consider taking a land and aerial tour--hiking between the dunes and swimming... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Blue sky, super white sand and lagoons. It's not necessary to wear shoes, the wind keeps the sand moving so even if the sun is burning you it will be nice to walk in the sand. Pay attention to the volume of water in the lagoons.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

It's a real effort to get to, but that's one of the intriguing things about it, and it probably prevents the place from getting too crowded. You fly to the state capital, São Luis, and then go by road. 4.5 hours by bus or 3.5 by car, which is what we did. And then the fun begins. The road has... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Think about a paradise on Earth??? Now you imagine a vast white sand desert full of small and huge lagoons where you can swim and relax. The nature will provide a show for you...blue sky, super white sand and deep sparkling waters...sometimes green and sometimes blue...Ypou can share this paradise with more people if you start in Barreirinhas, or you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I had heard so much about Lencois Maranhenses park from a few of my friends, so was very excited to go there. I had read quite a number of blogs, and had seen recommendations to start the tour of the park in Atins, rather than Barreirinhas, as the experience was described as more 'unique', and less touristic. Having stayed in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Lençois is one of the most beautiful, natural places in the world. It's seemingly untouched waves of dunes and crystal lagoons are unreal and a must-visit for seasoned travelers who feel like they've seen it all. Be prepared for a long van ride from São Luis and a Jeep ride to the dunes. The transport is worth it though! Bring... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Let me open with the obvious: this is a very exceptional place with sights that are unique and that will compel even the most blase traveller. It is a bit of a waste to go after early september because the lagoons start drying up so you lose some of the magic but the larger lakes (Bonito, Azul, Peixe, Agua de... More 

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