Bonita and Azul lakes, Barreirinhas

Catching sight of these lagoons for the first time will take your breath away. The vast 300 sq km (116 sq mi) “Brazilian Sahara” is dotted with crystalline pools of fresh rainwater, ranging from turquoise blue to emerald green. The water is warm and, while home to many species of fish, turtles and clams, swimming in the pools is encouraged. There are no paths to Bonita and Azul lakes through the constantly shifting dunes, and as some can reach heights of 40 m (131 ft), you would be wise to hire a four-wheel-drive vehicle or join a tour. Make sure you take water with you, as there are no shops in this ecological paradise. Plan your visit to Bonita and Azul lakes and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Barreirinhas trip itinerary maker .
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  • The guide told us that before the Blue Lagoon was prettier, but the pond has stuck (expression that they use) and now I have a lot of water, was also with enough algae when we went but still well know the place. Is with the Pike in day you've got to have breath to climb those dunes you can make the ride Blue Lagoon and Beautiful Pond on the same day, but some friends did one day in every pond, they said it was less tiring and took advantage of more ... It's more of a ride that wouldn't recommend it for anyone who has children, the path is complicated, tosses, the car we were jammed and we arrived very late back from the ride But when you come and see that immensity, the gorgeous color of ponds, the wonderful sunset forget the little hot flashes. Be aware, has no bathrooms or restaurants on the way.
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  • There are two circuits. Each circuit traverses some ponds, with possibility of time to bath in each of them. Each circuit lasts a shift. In the afternoon there is the possibility to see a beautiful sunset at the end of the tour.
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  • The lakes are beautiful, warm and crystalline waters. But the best time to meet are the winter months, when it rains. Then they start drying up. In October the depth was already less than 1 m.
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Barreirinhas serves mainly as a jumping off point for visiting the nearby national park, so the town's accommodation options remain relatively limited and fairly expensive. Guesthouses near the town center are probably your best bet, the majority offering clean but very basic rooms with few frills. You won't find any luxurious hotels here, but you can choose between several mid-range establishments providing air-conditioned rooms with parking and tree-shaded outdoor areas.
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