Lençóis Maranhenses National Park, also known as the Brazilian Sahara, offers its visitors incredible scenarios of infinite oceans and tall white dunes, as well as thousands of crystal-clear lakes. It is an ecological paradise with 155,000 hectares of dunes, rivers, lakes and wetlands. A singular ecological phenomenon that has been formed during thousands of years of wind movement. The landscape is astonishing: a white sandy carpet without end in sight, as if you were on a desert. Unlike a desert however, there is plenty of rain and rivers in the region. It is the rain that actually creates the Lençóis and its landscape. The rain fills the uncountable lakes and the magnificent landscape. Some of the most famous lakes are the Lagoa Azul and the Lagoa Bonita for their beauty and excellent swimming conditions.