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    Maranhenses: the only desert that floods / 

    With an extension that reaches 155 thousand acres, the Maranhenses desert in Brazil, is undeniably captivating. Imagine a desert of white sand with mountains forty meters high. Now, imagine that among the soft dunes you find pools of turquoise water that flood the crevices of the white sand.

    The most recommendable time to visit the desert is between July and September, when pools are drawn in the sand and dozens of fish, turtles and crustaceans bathe with you. These species of animals spring forth from the desert as if life had always existed here, even if the desert returns to its usual dryness for most of the year.

    Maranhenses is located in Northern Brazil, in a state which carries its same name. It is considered one of the most unusual and virginal places in the entire world. Its dunes extend from the Brazilian coasts and thousands of kilometers inland. Its name in Portuguese, lençóis, means “sheets”. It was given this name because from above, its dunes resemble an enormous white sheet.

    The almost spontaneous birth of life that follows the first shower is due to the turtle and fish eggs that are hidden in the sand. The temperatures of the desert can reach 30°C, but its natural summer pools offer a refreshing promise to the senses. The Maranhenses National Park is considered one of the most beautiful places on the planet. The contrast of colors and the unusual feeling of finding lagoons in the desert is one of the experiences you will not find anywhere else on the planet. 

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