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Preguicas (Mandacaru) Lighthouse

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

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Headlamp illuminates and guides through the light

A very simple place with several steps to access the top of the lighthouse, but with a beautiful view from above the lighthouse, where you can see the sea the beach and all area... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 18, 2016
Sérgio R
Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice views over the town and out to the dunes. Good bit of exercise climbing too and even bonus Wifi reception at the top!!

Thank Senhorpowers
Belem, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visit the light house, climb up and take a look of the area. It is amazing, and gives you a great overview

Thank Ellen_Johs
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Short stop to climb the lighthouse built in 1906. Climb the 160 steps to the top for a wonderful view. The building is not used as a lighthouse anymore.

Thank Jose Luiz P
Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

A very simple place with several steps to access the top of the lighthouse, but with a beautiful view from above the lighthouse, where you can see the sea the beach and all area protected by the light of the lighthouse. And of course after the visit you can not fail to taste the delicious ice creams sold in stores... More 

Thank Sérgio R
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.

Thank Sarah R
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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.

Thank tdegobbi
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

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