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Preguicas (Mandacaru) Lighthouse

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Address: Povoado de Mandacaru, Barreirinhas, State of Maranhao, Brazil

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The lighthouse has an amazing view - but the community nearby also has its attractions: my attention was drawn by the icecream shop and the bar near the river - which has... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 10, 2016
Sarah R
Brasilia, DF
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Brasilia, DF
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

The lighthouse has an amazing view - but the community nearby also has its attractions: my attention was drawn by the icecream shop and the bar near the river - which has different types of cachaças to sell.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

For us this was part of a day tour. It was nice to see but not really a place where you really need to go especially for a lighthouse: there are many places like this in the world...

Thank Maxx M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2016

Decent view of up to 85 nautical miles. The lighthouse is 35m high and there is no elevator, so be ready for a small hike. They have delicious cachaca at the port in the town.

Thank Paul M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

I went to this place during a tour to Cabure. Nothing really special. There is view in the light house, but not really worth it... You can buy very cheap handcraft there.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2015

nice place and setting, gets very crowded and can take an hour or more to access the top due to the crowds. With limited time I would recommend a drink at the bar by the pier and wander the streets with a coco (3 reais) to get a feel for the place

Thank deenihaj
Dongguan, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2015

Have a nice view of the fishermen village Enjoy the experience of living in a far wild place Try some of their food, and kind welcome, before you adventure to the wild dunes villages. Be aware, people on there already very smart to explore tourists .... hehehe

Thank Ivan S
The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2014

The effort to climb the light house is worth the superb view! The village of Mandacaru is typical Northern Brazilian village.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2014

Get here by boat, there is the feeling of a run down village, a few artisan shops on the walk to the light house. At the dock there is a make shift Caipirinha bar selling garlic shrimp and fruit caipirinhas. The walk to the light house is easy, the steps up to the top of the light house are fine,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2013

In the coastal fishing village of Mandacaru stands a beautiful if somewhat weather worn lighthouse. It is open to the public, so naturally everybody who comes ashore climbs the spiral staircase to the observation deck below the lantern room for a great 360 of the surrounding countryside. This structure was built in 1940 and although the counterweight machinery that used... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2012

We visited the light house as part of a river tour. I think it was nice to visit the light house but it wasn't anything special really. The view from the top was nice.

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