May 31, 2023

One of the best time to go to Lençóis Maranheses…

Because the lagoons are made up of rainfall water, one of the best time to go to Lençóis Maranheses is when they’re at their fullest, which is correct after the rain stops, making July, August and the beginning of September one of the best time to go to Lençóis Maranheses. Though it’s technically Winter within the Southern Hemisphere, you must count on scorching and dry circumstances within the North East (round 28C-34C levels!).

Easy methods to get to Lençóis Maranheses…

Attending to Lençóis Maranheses is a little bit of a mission, but it surely’s not troublesome in any respect. As tourism has developed, it’s made it extra accessible and simpler to journey to. What are just a few tough roads on the subject of visiting top-of-the-line locations in Brazil, ey?

In case you are frightened about learn how to get to Lençóis Maranheses, learn on, as I’ve offered numerous element on this weblog put up!

The closest airport to Lençóis Maranheses is São Luis Airport, within the state of Maranhão. However from the airport, you’re nonetheless at the very least 3.5 hour’s drive from the cities that encompass the park. You’ll be able to both drive your self by renting a automobile or reserving a switch.

If you wish to hire a automobile, there are two firms I’d suggest: Localiza or Movida. Each are dependable and environment friendly and supply vary of automobiles to select from. High tip: undoubtedly spend money on hiring a 4×4 automobile for this journey!

In case you’re flying from Europe, there aren’t any direct flights to São Luis Airport. The closest airport you will get to is Fortaleza Airport in Ceará, and that is on a TAP flight from Lisbon. From there, you could possibly both embark on a little bit of a highway journey driving up the coast of Fortaleza, Piaui and Maranhao to get to Lençóis Maranheses or get an inner flight to São Luis Airport. Your different possibility is to fly to both São Paulo or Rio de Janeiro and get on an inner flight.

I’ll be straight with you, flights to Brazil are costly. Earlier than the pandemic, you could possibly discover just a few actually good offers to fly to São Paulo or Rio, however now, the typical worth for a direct flight is between £850-£1200 return with both BA or LATAM. One-stop flights are round £700-£900. 

Inner flights to São Luis vary from £150-£250. To get one of the best deal, e book effectively prematurely as it is a widespread vacation spot for native travellers, particularly if reserving in July, because it’s the college holidays.

The place to remain in Lençóis Maranheses…

As Lençóis Maranheses is a Nationwide Park, it’s a protected space, so you may’t truly keep within the sand dunes, however there are three predominant cities that encompass the park the place you may base your self: Barreirinhas, Atins and Santo Amaro.

Barreirinhas is essentially the most developed city and the place you’ll discover one of the best collection of lodging, eating places and bars. It is without doubt one of the finest locations to remain in Lençois is you’re on the lookout for comfort and accessibility. It’s additionally the place you’ll have the ability to e book any excursions or excursions into the park because it’s the primary jumping-off level.

Atins is a smaller city however has a extra laid-back vibe. There’s an ideal collection of pousadas (guesthouses), and it’s one of the best place to remain if you wish to discover the dunes by foot or quad bikes because it’s closest to them. It’s additionally a giant kite browsing level, so if you wish to be taught or already know how-to, it is a good place to decide on to your keep.

*Atins is just accessible by boat, so when you’ve rented a automobile, you’ll want to depart it in a carpark in Barreirinhas. Because it’s such a small city, you could e book lodging effectively prematurely as it can promote out (belief me).

Santo Amaro is on the opposite facet of the park and takes round 45 minutes to drive to from Barreirinhas.  Santo Amaro is the least developed out of all three because it’s essentially the most troublesome to entry (solely accessible by 4×4 accredited excursions and transfers). Nonetheless, it’s additionally the park half that’s much less “touristy” and feels extra genuine. Properly value a go to if you wish to keep away from the crowds and entry the extra untouched elements of the park.

The most suitable choice, for my part, is to remain in all three! It’s slightly extra effort and transferring round, however value it and doable! This can be a once-in-a-lifetime journey, so that you’ll wish to do it proper and revel in it to the max.

In case you had to decide on to be based mostly someplace although, then Barrieirinhas is the best choice as it’s the largest city and the place most tour firms are based mostly. They even supply day journeys or in a single day journeys to Atins and Santo Amaro as a way to expertise them to some extent.