"Encanto de Alcântara" Alcântara by sanguin

Alcântara Travel Guide: 15 reviews and 99 photos


1,5 hours from São Luis in the State of Maranhão, Alcântara is a wonderful place to spend some time and relax. Plenty of ruins, beautifully set against forest and beaches, ancient wells and lots of wildlife (yes, the biting type as well).

Lonely Island

Ever dreamt of that lonely little island? It exists and is just a little off Alcântara. Loiro will take you there for a little fee (about R$30,00).

Threats to Alcântara's peace

As it goes with beautiful places, someone's out to get it. In this case, someone came up with the idea that Alcântara makes the perfect place for a satellite observatory base. The Brazilian government already displaced traditional African-Brazilian communities, the Ukranians have a deal and the U.S. Army is closing in. And some little communities and bleedings hearts try to preserve the place....

  • Last visit to Alcântara: Aug 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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