Looking to escape the Australian winter this August? Look no further! This is the ideal time to visit one of Brazil’s most captivating natural spectacles – the lagoons of Lençois Maranhenses.
What’s special about it?
Lençois Maranhenses means “bed sheets” in Portuguese, and you’ll see why with the rolling, white sand dunes that stretch to the horizon. After the rainy season, it becomes truly magical, with hundreds of mini lagoons appearing from July to September. So travel in August for an unforgettable view!
How to get there?
Getting to Lençois Maranhenses National Park takes some effort, but it’s worth it! The closest city is Sao Luis, about a 4-hour drive away. The park encompasses around 70km of coastline and more than 50km inland. Barreirinhas is the most common point of entry, with a decent selection of accommodation.
Exploring the park
Whether you choose a 4WD, quad bike, or trek across the dunes, you’ll be dazzled by the landscape. Blinding white dunes contrast with deep blue lagoons, creating a dramatic spectacle. Tumble into the cool waters of the pools from the top of the dunes, or try sandboarding for a more adventurous option!
So don’t think twice and travel in August to this unique destination to savor the heat of the desert in Lençois Maranhenses. Contact our specialist travel consultant at Contours Travel to help you organize it!