Lençóis Maranhenses, Brazil

Lençóis Maranhenses, Brazil

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Lençóis Maranhenses National Park, Brazil.


To visit pop-up lagoons in an otherwise barren desert. From June
to September rainwater lakes – some deep (and warm) enough to swim
in – can be seen pocketing the bleach-white dunes found in the
northeast of Brazil.

Spanning 70km of the coast and stretching 5km inland, the
Lençóis Maranhenses National Park is a playground for hikers, quad
bikers and swimmers keen to dip their toes into the clear waters
that appear once a year.

Where to stay

In the rustic chalets at Encantes do Nordeste. Take advantage of the
shuttle service to Jericoacoara Beach.

What to pack

Slip a pair of Matin linen pants over this Patbo cutout checked chiffon-trimmed swimsuit
for a look that’ll take you from dipping in and out of the lagoon
to hiking across the dunes.

Travel tip off

Stay a few days in Barreirinhas to combine your trip with visits
to the remote villages of Atins and Santo Amaro.

How to get there

Take the bus from São Luís to Barreirinhas, a coastal town on
the Rio Preguicas river known as the gateway to the national

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