Maranhão stands out for the encounter between the ancient and the modern such as São Luís do Maranhão and Alcântara, as well as beautiful beaches, the Lençóis Maranhenses National Park and the Chapada das Mesas.

The natural beauties of Maranhão

1. Lençóis Maranhenses Park

One of the most stunning locations on the Brazilian coast. The endless landscapes of sand and dunes are broken by the lagoons formed by the rain and the many rivers that cut through the region. Some lagoons have excellent bathing conditions that attract many tourists to the place.

2. Alcântara

An hour by boat from São Luís, the historic city of Alcântara is one of the most surprising destinations in Maranhão. The feeling of those who walk through its streets is that the place has stopped in time. In addition, the presence of pleasant bars are ideas for tasting drinks and typical foods.

3. Delta do Rio Parnaíba

Located on the border with Piauí, surrounds the region under the influence of the Delta of the Parnaíba River which is the third largest oceanic delta in the world. Rivers, white sand dunes, lagoon and sea bathing, as well as a varied fauna and flora make the place an unforgettable tour.

4. Chapada das Mesas

Ecological trails, stunning waterfalls and beautiful landscapes make this place ideal for lovers of ecological and adventure tourism. The cities of Imperatriz and Riachão offer the necessary infrastructure to the tourist.

5. Carolina

Also located in the Chapada das Mesas region, this city has as its main attraction the practice of extreme sports such as zip-lining, abseiling, trekking and climbing. In addition, the small and quiet town has one of the most important architectural collections of the state.

6. Guarás Forest

The tourist pole located in the Amazonian part of the state, the place has as its main attraction an ecological sanctuary, formed by bays and estuaries where rivers flow amid mangroves. The abundant flora and fauna also provide a show of variety.

7. São Luís

The “Island of Love” as the capital is affectionately called is known for its beautiful and rich cultural and architectural heritage. The more than 3,500 buildings from the 18th and 15th centuries are considered World Heritage Sites and take the visitor on a charming journey back in time.

The capital is known for its rich cultural and architectural heritage.

The island draws attention for its preserved historic centre, excellent tourist infrastructure and beautiful beaches. Ponta D’Areia Beach attracts visitors for its easy access, while São Marcos is a favourite among surfers. Praia do Calhau has beautiful dunes and is the site of several sports competitions.

8. Barreirinhas

the municipality is the gateway to the fantastic Parque dos Lençóis and has a good infrastructure. The Mandacaru Lighthouse with its 54 metres high offers a breathtaking view of the place. Another attraction not to be missed is the visit to the wild Caburé Beach.

9. São José de Ribamar

The city near São Luís is ideal for those seeking peace and tranquility. The municipality offers the visitor not only beautiful beaches almost untouched as the Caúra, Panaquatira and Boa Viagem, but also the festival of the patron saint in September that attracts thousands of faithful to the municipality.
São José Ribamar: is the perfect place to visit.