São Luís

The capital of Maranhão state is for sure one of the cities with a largest cultural tradition. Perhaps due to the consecutive different colonial occupations of the French, founders of this city, the Dutch, the Portuguese, the Tupinambá natives and the Africans.

Founded in 1612, it is home to beuatiful mansions and townhouses as well as historical town squares. Listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, much of the colonial architecture dating from the eighteenth centuries has been restored. This charming area has a unique atmosphere and also one of the best concentrations of  museums, galleries and craft stores in the Northeast.

Its folkloric expression can be seen in the traditional and colorful festivity called “Bumba Meu Boi”, but also in the reggae festivals. The tropical climate and the wonderful beaches and sand dunes are good reasons to visit this destination. It’s also the main gateway to Lençóis Maranhenses.


Pestana São Luis Resort Hotel

Location: The Pestana São Luis Resort Hotel has a privileged location at “Calhau” beach, in São Luis, close 10 minutes to the Historical Center and 20 minutes to international airport. The hotel offers comfort, special services and a full option of leisure for your trip.  São Luis is a Historic Heritage site and shelters the biggest collection of constructions of Portuguese architecture of Americas. Close 160 miles away from São Luis is the city of “Barreirinhas”, the main access to the famous “Lençois Maranhenses” unique landscape of natural beauties formed by dunes and lagoons. 14 miles from International Airport.

  • 6 miles from Historic Center
  • 33 miles from Alcântara
  • 170 miles from Barreirinhas – “Lençóis Maranhenses”
  • 287 miles from Delta do Parnaíba

Total Number of Room Units: 110 comfortable guest rooms including 2 suites.

Room Characteristics: all equipped with: Cable TV, Radio, Telephone, Safe, Minibar, Internet broadband and Balcony.

Restaurant / Cuisine:

Tibiri” Bar (Pool Bar)

La Toche” Bar (Lobby Bar)

“Victor” Restaurant
Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in a fine environment with an exclusive menu of typical and international cuisine. On Saturdays, the restaurant offers “Feijoada” (lunch) with live music.

Business / Conference: The Convention Center of Pestana São Luis Resort Hotel has 4 meeting rooms with capacity for up to 310 people simultaneously, including a complete business center and infra-structure and exclusive areas for social events.

Hotel Services: Fitness center, Saunas, Swimming pool, Tennis court, Games room, Massage service, Tropical garden, Parking, Room service 24 hours and Baby sitter service.

 Leisure Options: Sauna, fitness center, tennis court, kids and adults pool, games room, massage service, garden of tropical flowers and football court.