In the midst of the rolling sand dunes of a national park in Brazil, a wonderful transformation takes place every year. During the rainy season, the Lençóis Maranhenses landscapes of the valley transformed are filled with crystal-clear turquoise lagoons. The park covers 155,000 hectares consisting mainly of sand dune fields formed by barchanoid dunes during the late Quaternary.
It result is simply magnificent, which you can imagine by seeing these stunning photographs. This unspoiled heaven is located in Lençóis Maranhenses National Park. The park is offering to explorers a striking backdrop to escape to while enjoying a respite from the heat.
Moreover, in the peak season around July, these tranquil pools can reach ten feet in depth and are astonishingly warm to swim in reaching up to 30 degrees C. Therefore, it is stretching for miles and miles. The picture-perfect landscape looks like a desert. But this can’t officially be categorized as one, due to the 47 inches of rain it receives each year.
Thus, almost no vegetation grows in this area. However, the aqua phenomenon provides a brief chance for life to arrive in the area. Interconnecting lagoons combine with neighboring rivers, opening up channels for fish to see the sights of lovely pools. Furthermore, the experience is short-lived, as once the dry season returns, the vividly blue lakes disappear without a trace.
Well, if you want to travel to this part of the world. It is highly recommended to have visited to see the true beauty of sand dunes. It is highly suggested for visitors to witness the natural spectacle between July and September. When the mirage-like ponds have formed. Although much of the park looks like a desert, it receives about 1,200 millimeters of rain each year, whereas deserts receive less than 250 millimeters. January through May are the months when most of this rainfall occurs.
The park’s website claims that around two full days are required to explore the biggest lagoons in the park. Azul and Bonita recommend that only guided tours be undertaken in the area. So, access is not very difficult and easiest from the town of Barreirinhas near Maranhão. The Jeeps are the best form of transport to handle the hilly terrain. Further, there are four endangered species in the park, maintaining ecosystem with a variety of other species.
As many as 60,000 visitors visit Lençóis Maranhenses National Park each year. Horseback riding, surfing, and canoeing are some of the activities that can be found within the park. The unique area of Lençóis Maranhenses with amazing white sand dunes with lagoons between them is a must-visit place. Some people stayed in a local village in an oasis and slept in hammocks exploring this beautiful place for a few days.