São Luis do Maranhão

Gateway to the famous Lençóis Maranhenses, large sand dunes of vast extension that house lagoons of crystal clear blue greenish waters.

São Luis do Maranhão has the most significant Latin American colonial architectural ensemble of the 18th and 19th centuries with more than 3,500 buildings covered with beautiful Portuguese tiles. This wonder has entered the Unesco list as a World Cultural Heritage Site.

São Luis do Maranhão is also the gateway to the famous Lençóis Maranhenses, large sand dunes of vast extent that house lagoons of greenish blue crystal clear waters.
From the city of Barreirinhas depart the excursions in jeep 4×4 to the Lençóis Maranhenses National Park.

How to get to Lençóis Maranhenses:
From São Luis do Maranhão by car to Barreirinhas (250 km) or by single-engine plane and then a 4×4 jeep tour.
When to go:
The whole year, but it is better from July to September, when the rains stop and the lagoons are full.