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Introducing Maranhão

The atmosphere-laden colonial city of São Luís; its tranquil but gorgeous neighbor, Alcântara; and the wild natural beauty of the Parque Nacional dos Lençóis Maranhenses have put the Northeast’s furthest-flung state firmly on the travel map. The coastal route from Jericoacoara (Ceará) to the Lençóis Maranhenses is an adventure in itself.

Southern and eastern Maranhão are characterized by vast expanses of babaçu (palms) and typical sertão landscapes, but the state's western and northwestern regions merge into humid Amazon rainforests.