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Atins is a small village in Maranhão. It shares 2000 inhabitants with its close neighbour Santo Inácio, but these are mostly well hidden. For the slightly adventurous traveller, Atins is a better base camp for Lençois Maranhenses than Barreirinhas, due to the former´s proximity to the dunes. There is also the beach within a few hundred metres.

Get in[edit]

  • 4x4 trucks on an extremely bad sand road mostly every day from Barreirinhas, Leaving around 9 to 10 am sometimes a truck around 2pm, 1-2 hours, R$10.
  • Daily boat(only leaves when there are enough passengers) from Barreirinhas via Mandacaru in the morning, 3-4 hours, R$10. return in the late afternoon.
  • You can also walk to Barreirinhas across the dunes, some 27 km, but you'd better arrange for someone to pick you up at the other end.
  • Walk to Mandacaru in about 1,5 hours. Start early to avoid the sun, and expect to get wet to your chest on high tide.
  • hire a fast boat for R$150-180, 45 minutes from Barreirinhas

Get around[edit]

Walk the sandy roads. rent horses hire a guide into the park

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Eat[edit][add listing]

Irmaos restaurant, Rancho do Buna Del Mar Eat at locals house, Buy a fish and make a fire

Drink[edit][add listing]

Believe it or not, there is a bar of sorts here:

  • Del Mar. Also has some rooms for rent.  edit

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Rita, (In front of the school). Friendly and clean Single R$ 30.  edit
  • Pedro e Bruno. Also camping for R$10 per person. R$35 per person including breakfast and an additional meal. R$30 if you're a vegetarian..  edit
  • Rancho, (A few hundred metres outside the village). Tries to live up to its name Single R$ 90 couple 130.  edit
  • Pousada Zion Hill, In Town, +55-98-91386323, [1]. cool pousada with 4 rooms  edit
  • pousada irmao. cool pousada with 6 rooms 60 for 2 people.  edit


There is actually internet available at Irmaos restaurant. At R$4 per hour, it's as expensive as it is slow.

Get out[edit]

Walk to Canto de Atins along the beach on low tide, otherwise follow the truck tracks.

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