Lençóis Maranhenses National Park

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May to September
Lençóis Maranhenses National Park is a national park located in Maranhão state, in northeastern Brazil, just east of the Baía de São José It is an area of low, flat, occasionally flooded land, overlaid with large, discrete sand dunes It encompasses roughly 1,500 km2 (580 sq mi), and despite abundant rain, supports almost no vegetation The area became a National Park on June 2, 1981 The entire park is made up of mostly huge, rolling sand dunes that stretch out for miles and the valleys in between the dunes fill up with water during the rainy season The result is a breathtaking landscape of white sand and contrasting deep blue lagoons
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Recent Sightings


Zone A, Zone B

  • Tiger was sitting on a log, Leopard with a cub sitting on a tree, Elephants, gaur, sambar, malabar giant squirrel. White bellied woodpecker, crested serpent eagle, green imerial pigeons, streak throated woodpecker and crested hawk eagle. Crocodiles and Rattlesnake.

How to reach?

From São Luís(easiest), take a bus to Barreirinhas (which has the best structure) There are a number of different tour companies that can arrange to have you collected from your accommodation in Sao Luis (hotel, hostel or even your own house) and will take you by luxury coach to Barreirinhas where you will then transfer to a 4X4 to continue the journey to the national park You can also just get a regular bus from the Sao Luis rodoviaria to Barreirinhas, which is not expensive For a more authentic and personal experience, get the boat from Barreirinhas to Atins, and from there a 4x4 (try Pousada de Buna) and a guide to take you to the lagoon

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