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Lencois Maranhenses National Park

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Address: Barreirinhas, State of Maranhao 65590-000, Brazil
Phone Number: +55 98 3349 1267
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The Lencois Maranhenses is a one of a kind experience in a somewhat remote area of the world. We rented a car at the airport in Sao Luiz, MA and drove the two and a half hours to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Lencois Maranhenses is a one of a kind experience in a somewhat remote area of the world. We rented a car at the airport in Sao Luiz, MA and drove the two and a half hours to Barreirinhas where we stayed for the night in a marginally adequate (we didn't expect more) but clean motel. We booked a day... More 

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Sao Luis, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a stunning place!!! You will be in awe! I loved it the energy is unique and the views out of this world!

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Thank Alexandre K
Brasilia, DF
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The park is located near Atins community, in Maranhão - it's a 20 minute drive in a sand road - but it totally worth it: there is an atmosphere of silence (which is only broken by the wind) and beauty in the lakes formed during the rainy season. The sand is warm (but does not burn our feet due to... More 

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Thank Sarah R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to the park on 2 occasions. We always went late in the afternoon (when it was cooler). We loved swimming in the lagoons, rolling in the sand and catching the sunset. There is something magical about this place. One night we watched the sunset and then remained to see the full moon rise over the dunes. That was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Alright, it's not easy to get to and once you arrive the city does not have the infrastructure of Rio de Jainero or Foz de Igazu, however, the dunes are absolutely spectacular and were the highlight of my recent trip. I flew into São Luis and took a four hour bus ride to Barreirinhas. You will need at least 1.5... More 

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Thank Danny D
Sao Luis, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the most amazing places on Earth! An infinity of blue and green lakes of freshwater surrounded by massive white dunes! Awesome!

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Thank FredericoGuerra
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's completely surreal to walk in a desert, then undress, roll down a dune and land in a pond of finest sweetwater.

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Thank Torsten K
Campinas, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

I'm not sure about you, but I'd never dream about a desert with white dunes and fresh water blue and green lagoons among them. This place really exists and it's indescribable beautiful. You can walk over the dunes and look at the horizon only to see an infinitude of sand and more dunes. You would imagine yourself in a desert... More 

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Thank Rod A
Euless, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

I took a three day and two night tour organized by Brasil tour. Francesco was great and had everything arranged from A to Z. I was nervous because I dont speak Portuguese, by the bus drivers and tour guides helped work past that.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

It is a unique place in the world. Just in the middle of a desert of sand dunes you will find several crystalline water lakes where you can swim. From february to may, period of rainfall, fills these ponds and until August/September you can enjoy them.Tropical rivers, sunset, boating and fishing, 4x4 rides. A world heritage site.

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