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Mandacaru is a village in Northern Maranhão, on the outskirts of Lençóis Maranhenses Mostly serving as a quick stop for daytrippers from Barreirinhas, there is now a small inn in the building.

Get in[edit]

Boat to Atins and Barreirinhas once a day, R$ 5. Negotite a fare with any boat at the pier. You can walk to Atins in about 1.5 hours.

View from the lighthouse

Get around[edit]


  • 1 Mandacaru Lighthouse (Preguiças Lighthouse). Climb the 163 steps of the lighthouse to get quite a view. Preguiças Lighthouse (Q3378348) on Wikidata Preguiças Lighthouse on Wikipedia




No real restaurants, but any of the bars should be able to serve you a cheap set dish around lunch.



Ask for a private rom or a hammock.


Go next[edit]

Just a few hundred metres away is the village of Bar da Hora, perhaps unique on the planet in being named after a bar (now closed).

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