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Lençóis Maranhenses, Maranhão

The Lençóis Maranhenses are a national park in Brazil’s state of Maranhão which is made up of 155,000 hectares of white sand desert. The park is accessible from the town of Barreirinhas, which can be reached from the state capital, São Luís.
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Los Lençóis Maranhenses son un parque nacional en el estado brasileño de Marañón el cual está formado por 155,000 hectáreas de un desierto de arena blanca. El parque es accesible desde el pueblo de Barreirinhas, al cual se puede llegar desde la capital del estado, São Luís.

BARREIRINHASLAGOA DO PEIXEDESERT

Barreirinhas

I took a four hour walk on soft, wet sand to get to the Lençóis Maranhenses National Park from Barreirinhas, in the state of Maranhão in north-eastern Brazil. After crossing the Preguiças River (the Lazy River), I walked through the pain and the sweat, trying the sweet, strange fruit along the way.
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Caminé por cuatro horas en la suave arena mojada al Parque Nacional Lençóis Maranhenses desde Barreirinhas, en el estado de Marañón en el nordeste brasileño. Después de cruzar el río Preguiças (río de la Pereza), caminé a pesar del dolor y el sudor, probando frutas extrañas y dulces en el camino.

Lagoa do Peixe

We finally made it to the Lagoa do Peixe (Fish Lagoon). The Lençóis Maranhenses National Park is made up of 155,000 hectares of white sand desert, and during the rainy season, hallucinating lagoons fill up the spaces between the enormous dunes (some are as high as 40 metres). Though I was there during the dry season, the landscape was unreal and totally worth the long, hard walk.
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Finalmente llegamos a la Lagoa do Peixe (Laguna del Pez). El Parque Nacional Lençóis Maranhenses cuenta con 155,000 hectáreas de desierto de arenas blancas, y durante la temporada de lluvias se llenan los espacios entre las dunas, que pueden llegar a medir hasta 40 metros de altura, creando lagunas alucinantes. Aunque estuve allá durante la temporada seca, el paisaje me pareció completamente surreal y definitivamente valió la pena la caminada.

Lençóis Maranhenses Desert

During the rainy season, hallucinating lagoons fill up the spaces between the enormous dunes which can be up to 40 metres high. Sadly, I wasn’t there at the right time of year but the visit was completely worth it.
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Durante la temporada de lluvias, lagunas alucinantes llenan los espacios entre las enormes dunas que pueden llegar a medir hasta 40 metros de algura. Tristemente no estuve allá en la época adecuada para ver las lagunas llenas pero la visita valió totalmente la pena.

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