Bonita and Azul lakes, Barreirinhas
(4.8/5 based on 1,000+ reviews on the web)
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. Make Bonita and Azul lakes part of your personalized Barreirinhas itinerary using our Barreirinhas holiday planner.
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  • To relieve the heat of the ride between the dunes, bathing in the pond to finish is super nice and gives energy pro way back into town.
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  • An unforgettable place, where the attractive desert with its immensity of colors in the sand, attracts you with a pretty sensational pond, where the rest is relaxation, make a good combination with the clean water is calm of this pond. Super I recommend every traveller!
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  • The lagoons are simply wonderful, refreshing, transparent water, beautiful! Recommend the tour!
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