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Lencois Maranhenses National Park

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Address: Barreirinhas, State of Maranhao, Brazil
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The only reason I didn't give Lencois Maranhenses 5 stars is because, when we visited in February, the lagoons were dry which does minimize the overall impression of this outer... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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Charles Town, West Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The only reason I didn't give Lencois Maranhenses 5 stars is because, when we visited in February, the lagoons were dry which does minimize the overall impression of this outer worldly place. We hiked for about 30 minutes through this vast and impressionable dune system (it is spectacular!) to find a small lake with brownish looking water. According to our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

What an incredible place. Views are stunning. There wasn't too much water in the lagoons during the period I went but still it was beautiful. Locals recommend to go around Jun-Aug when the lagoons are full of water. You can organise the tour with the Pousada you will be staying at or there are lots of travel agents in BARREIRINHAS.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

No words to describe it! The lagoons where not full as the rainy season had just started but anyhow the place is still jaw dropping! I love it!!!

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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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Sao Paulo, SP
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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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