São Luís, Maranhão

After the Dutch invasion of the region, São Luís, the capital city of the state of Maranhão in Brazil’s north-east, was formally founded by the French in 1612 and soon after conquered by the Portuguese. The city’s rich history is palpable in its colourful buildings, its cobble-stone streets, and its cultural and ethnic diversity.

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Después de la invasión holandesa de la región, São Luís, la capital del estado brasilero de Maranhão en el nordeste del país, fue fundada por los franceses y poco después colonizada por los portugueses. La rica historia de la ciudad palpita en sus edificios coloridos, sus calles empedradas, y su diversidad cultural y étnica.

Historical Centre / Centro Histórico

But São Luís also has a modern side to it, mostly around Ponta d’Areia, an affluent neighbourhood hugging the beautiful coastline, dotting the rebellious sand with tall buildings, restaurants, bars, and parks where families can be seen enjoying the warm weather year-round. Its priviledged location not only offers nearby beaches, but proximity to the Lençóis Maranhenses National Park, located only a few hours away via the small town of Barreirinhas.

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Pero São Luís también tiene un lado moderno, principalmente en Ponta d’Areia, un barrio de estrato alto bordeando la costa, que ha decorado la arena rebelde con edificios altos, restaurantes, bares y parques donde se ven familias disfrutando del clima caluroso todo el año. Su ubicación privilegiada no sólo ofrece playas cercanas, sino una proximidad al Parque Nacional Lençóis Maranhenses, ubicado a unas horas de distancia, cerca al pueblo de Barreirinhas.

Ponta D’Areia
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