Bonita and Azul lakes, Barreirinhas

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#3 of 41 in Parks in State of Maranhao
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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  • We went only to the beautiful lagoon circuit ... it's wonderful! It's indescribable beauty of the place only with words can't describe ... you have to go in person to feel the rise is a bit tiring ... necessary to using rope ... but when we got to the top the view is sensational! the crystal water lagoons are wonderful for the bathroom ... definitely recommend
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  • don't worry if it doesn't p do both tours lagoons in sim are very similar, to get to the beautiful lagoon has ma mega ramp q let anyone breathless.
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  • I really enjoyed, I recommend everyone know this site, a part of Brazil that deserves to be seen, very good.
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