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Lencois Maranhenses National Park

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Address: Barreirinhas, State of Maranhao 65590-000, Brazil
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+55 98 3349 1267

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One of the places that should be on your bucket list

Amazing dunes, clear water lagoons, the sea is nearby, and the rides that take you there are all entertaining and adventurous (jeeps, quad cycles). A must for adventure seeking a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Roberto M
Atlanta, Georgia
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Laredo, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is hard to get there but once you are there is a nice adventure. Try to go between the months of February and August when the lagoon have more water. The trip from Barreirinhas takes about 45 minutes on a 4 x 4 vehicle. Be careful with branches and weeds hitting the vehicle on the trip since many of... More 

Thank Garzalar
Atlanta, Georgia
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing dunes, clear water lagoons, the sea is nearby, and the rides that take you there are all entertaining and adventurous (jeeps, quad cycles). A must for adventure seeking a completely unique setting.

Thank Roberto M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So taken back by this place, so beautiful. I'd seen photos but to see for my own eyes was worth such much to my life journey.

Thank Senhorpowers
Belem, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

This is really a place worth travelling, as long as you are willing to spend some hours driving from the airport. Recommended!

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Very disappointed in the trip. The park is over one hour from Barrerinhas on a terrible road. When you arrive at the park the Dunes are beautiful, the lake is also lovely but there are no toilets or snack bars. Some local people sell coconut water and water. The sunset was suppose to be beautiful but it was very cloudy.... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Difficult to get there, but definitely worth it. Beautiful paradise on earth. Do not forget to take with you bathing suit, sun block, repellent, and something to cover from the sun.

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New York City, New York
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

The dunes are gorgeous! We took a four-hour tour. We walked on the dunes and then spent time relaxing by one of the water holes. We stayed till sunset, which was extraordinary. Highly recommended!

Thank Robert A
Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

it's really beautiful. It's very difficult to explain because you need to see and fell, I am sure I will have this images and moments in my memories forever, like you can close your eyes and remember and immediately you will forgot all your problems and make you stable again works like a re-energizing place.

Thank Sérgio R
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

You don't know you are there until you brave in through the dunes to find the most exquisite clear rain water ponds to swim and relax. An amazing gift from nature in its pure form.

Thank Chrys R
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Me and my boyfriend absolutely loved visiting this place. We chose to take a boat from Barreirinhas to Atins and camped in Atins and took a VERRRY long walk to the lagoons. I only wish that we had a drone with us so we could capture its full beauty. It was amazing to walk around here and get lost all... More 

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