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About Barreirinhas

Barreirinhas is a municipality in the Brazilian state of Maranhão. The city is known to be the "gateway" of the tourist area known as Maranhenses, which consists of a vast area of ​​tall white sand dunes and lakes and ponds, also known as Brazilian Wilderness. It has a population of 54,930 inhabitants according to the 2010 Census.

Considered one of the most beautiful destinations in the country, the Maranhenses combine miles and miles of dunes branquinhas dotted with freshwater lakes, sometimes blue, sometimes green.

It is the city of Barreirinhas that is given the start to explore the scenario, which is even more gorgeous in the months of June and September, when the ponds are completely full.

To know the main postcards of Sheets, and other little-known nooks, is essential to support the tourism agencies. To enter the reserve, for example, is required to follow an accredited guide.

As for the circular region, full of sand trails and rivers, only vehicles with four-wheel drive or boat. These are the only ways to reach the lagoons Blue, a huge pool that lives up to the name, and Bonita, which requires climbing a dune 40 meters high.

All the sacrifices, however, are rewarded for refreshing baths, the unique landscapes and the sunset on the mountains of sand media.

They are also jeeps and boats leading to neighboring towns with attractions less explored. In Santo Amaro do Maranhao is the largest lake in the region, the Seagull. Already Atins is easier access to the beach Sheets, 70 miles long and completely deserted.


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