"Lakes, sand & sun at Lençóis Maranhenses" Barreirinhas by ahoerner

Barreirinhas Travel Guide: 5 reviews and 6 photos

This city is the starting point for one of my greatest trips ever.

The location known as "Lençóis Maranhenses", in northeastern Brazil is a mix of desert and beaches. Actually rain water lakes. This wonderful landscape covers the entire northeastern part of the State of Maranhão.

June is the best period for visiting the "Lençóis": lakes are full, weather is dry (rain season ends on April/May) and you can in addition enjoy the Saint John Feasts all over Maranhão.

This region could be called the tropical version of the thousand lakes' Finland. With much more sand, of course.

There you will only need the following to survive: bermudas, t-shirts and a camera!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Good infrastructure for tourism and good accomodations available
  • Cons:Far from everywhere...
  • In a nutshell:Amazing nature and breathtaking landscape.
  • Last visit to Barreirinhas: Jun 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Mar 20, 2005 at 12:22 AM

    You do nice hotel tips, Alex. This looks like a very unique area. One with a different look and feel to it. Lots of exploring.

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Jul 9, 2004 at 10:14 PM

    yes I heard it too from Janaina, never been there, but sure keep it in mind

  • mangueirense's Profile Photo
    Mar 1, 2004 at 8:27 AM

    I heard from one of my brazilian friends that Lencois Maranhenses is worth to visit..since this day I want to go too!


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