Kite Spots – Lençóis Maranhenses

Have you ever think about how should be the paradise? I always had in my mind a colorful place, quite, surrounded by the nature, where i can’t believe in what my eyes are looking for… This place exist, and the name is Lençóis Maranhenses!

The park was declared as a protected area in 1981 in order to preserve the fauna and flora of the region. It’s 156.584 acres big. The climate is sub-humid dry and the average temperature is 26 degrees. There are 2 clear seasons in that area: the rainy from january to july, and the dry from august to december. From december to january the possibility to find dry lagoons are higher.

One of the most beautiful landscapes of the country, the national park formed by kilometers of white stunning and huge dunes, that serve as a frame for incredibly clear lagoons; sometimes green, sometimes blue. The best period to visit this place is between june and september, when the lagoons are full.

The main door for this paradise is the city of Barreirinhas, but in our case was Atins, closer than the most used base and, in my view, much more interesting for the total contact you can have with the nature.

There are some ways to visit this park. You can organize them directly in your pousada.

🚩By car, on a 4 x 4 with a local and authorized guide.

🚩By horse with local guides.

🚩By quadricycle.

🚩On a tracking that takes some days and visit some of the villages around the park.

We left Atins on board in an old Toyota driving by the sea, into the vegetation sometimes, until we arrive to this scenery that our eyes couldn’t believe in what they saw. Be prepared to shake a lot during the trip. Have enough  water, a cap, and a to of sun cream with you.

For more pictures, travel brochures, home movies or professional documentaries prepare for what you will find in the Lençóis Maranhenses, nothing diminishes the impact of being integrated into this wilderness of dunes and lagoons!

An immensity of huge white dunes, formed for a so soft sand, that dances in the rythm of the wind. The sun is so strong, and we need good legs to climb some times the 40 meters high dunes.

After all the effort, what we see is inexplicable of such beauty. Shades of blue and green, in the middle of this desert, forming unbelievable lagoons, with total crystal clear rain water, full of life inside.

There is no chance to escape of to roll from the top of the dune until the water. Your body will scream for that! 😀 When we have been there some lagoons were already dry, but the we could anyway find the bigger ones with water, stop the car and relax for a while, just contemplating this art of the nature.

On the way back we stopped to taste the most famous shrimps of the area: the Luzia’s shrimps. Guys, it’s unbelievable how she can give taste to the grilles fresh shrimps and fishes in the middle of nowhere… She has also some rooms for who are interested to spend a night or more for a good price.

As imagines talk more than 100 words, I’ll not only show to you some of my pictures, i let you guys with a video that will let you crazy, specially if you are a kitesurfer. Enjoy the view and put the Lençóis in your wish list NOW!

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