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Barreirinhas, State of Maranhao 65590-000, Brazil
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All reviews rainy season sand dunes lencois maranhenses santo amaro sao luis fresh water lagoons dry season unique place speed bumps out of this world watch the sunset one of a kind days trip an oasis mother nature take advantage breathtaking experience
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Best time to visit the Lencois National Park is end of May to early June just after the rains have ended and before the sun and the sea breeze begin to evaporate the smaller lagoons. I got there in early December and took a small...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tribune38
Reviewed 1 week ago

As in all the state of Maranhão, It´s very hot. but due to the water that run under the dunes, the sand is refreshing. The pool are clear and beautibul. it's breathtaking.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank AnaR3646
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've read about these dunes and the lakes that are created by the rains, but the sheer scale of the national park was wonderful. Some 4 hours drive from São Luis over some good road and some horrendous roads, punctuated by speed bumps that really...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank phicox
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Magical experience. One of a kind. The water has healing minerals in it and it is good for your health to take a swim.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Poopdogg
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

Hi all. I'm female and solo traveller. I went to LM on 18/19 Oct 2018. At this time a lot of the lakes were totally gone and I must say I'm not sure it was worth the hellish journey out of my route to go...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Elle T
Reviewed 8 September 2018

I am fairly well-traveled, and I have to say that without a doubt, this is one of the top five place I have ever visited. The dunes are breathtaking and the pools are crystal clear. It is new to tourism, so the facilities are simple...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank angelofthehouse39
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

The Lençóis Maranhenses National Park is a beautiful place to get in touch with the beauty of Mother Nature. It can be accessed from two cities (Barreirinhas and Santo Amaro) and a village (Atins). Access to the Park is closer from Atins or Santo Amaro....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank claudiohermann
Reviewed 29 August 2018

I've never seen such a thing in myu life! 30mt high white dunes with infinite lakes where you can easily swim and get some fresh. strongly suggest to wait for the sunset. Outstanding!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank DavideC337
Reviewed 28 August 2018

A one day trip to Lençois Maranhenses cna be planned starting from Barreirinhas, mandatory with official guide and car, through one of the local agencies or directly by Hotel organization. The dunes and moreover the water lagoons are really unique and wonderful, the walking on...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Albertoin5
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Lençóis Maranhenses National Park is a treasure! Something not seen anywhere else in the world, hundreds upon hundreds of dunes are created by non-stop winds blowing from the Atlantic Ocean, extending about 400 thousand acres inland. During the rainy season, from January to June, the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Noeat K
14 August 2018|
Response from SergioZwi |
We just returned from Lençóis, and the lagoons were mostly full to capacity, but some were starting to go go down. I imagine that in another month some of the more shallow ones will have already dried. Still, from what I... More
26 July 2018|
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Response from llpilar | Reviewed this property |
Hello! Consider Sao Luis is about 3,5-4 hours by car or bus from Barreirinhas, and once there it's a 1,5 hours more by 4WD to reach the dunes: I think it's not feasible as a day trip. Instead of Barreirinhas, you can try... More
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