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Lençóis Maranheses

Lençóis Maranheses
A huge desert on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, countless dunes and crystal clear lagoons. Paradise does exist, and it is called Lençois Marahenses National Park.

The landscape is unbelievable. Pre-Amazonic forest meets enormous dunes that move and change shape at the winds’ will. Thousand of lakes appearas a result of the rains in the beginning of the year (here we have300 times more rain than the Sahara). The lagoons are sometimes many kilometers long and five meters deep, given the golden, sandy landscape a special color pattern.
The best gateway to the Lençois is the nice town of Barreirinhas, 371 km far from Sao Luis. From Barreirinhas to the dunes, navigating along the Preguiças River gives you an idea of the adventure ahead, as you will see fishermen communities and natural beauties that have remained untouched for centuries.

The Parque Nacional dos Lençóis is an ecological paradise with 155,000 hectares of dunes, rivers, lakes and wetlands. A singular ecological phenomenon, its has been formed during thousands of years of wind movement. The landscape is astonishing wonderful: a white sandy carpet without end in sight, as if you were on a desert. Unlike a desert however, there is plenty of rain and rivers in the region. It is the rain that actually creates the Lencois and its landscape. The rain fills the uncountable lakes and the magnificent landscape.
Lençóis Maranheses
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