Climate and Best Time to Visit Lencois Maranhenses, Brazil
To help you plan your trip to the Lencois Maranhenses National Park, we have compiled below some important information about the regional climate and ideal times to travel.
The national park is located in the tropical region of Northern Brazil. Temperatures vary only slightly throughout the year, which is why it is usually divided into dry and rainy seasons rather than the seasons we know in Europe. The rainiest period in Lencois Maranhenses is from January to May, while the dry season is usually from June to December.
Here you will find all the travel packages and further information about the region.
The rainy seasons witnesses an average of 150 mm to 350 mm (5.9 in to 13.8 in) of precipitation per month. Daily high temperatures center around 30 °C to 32 °C (86 °F to 90 °F) and even on cooler days the temperatures are still pleasantly warm at 22 °C to 23 °C (72 °F to 73 °F). Water temperatures off the coast of the national park average at 28 °C to 29 °C (82 °F to 84 °F) during the rainy season. The hot and humid weather is often perceived as muggy.
Even during the dry season, the weather in the national park is consistently very warm to hot with daily high temperatures averaging at 31 °C to 32 °C (88 °F to 90 °F). Daily low temperatures during these months are 23 °C to 24 °C (73 °F to 74 °F). The window from June to December is very dry with average rainfall of only 0 mm to 100 mm (0 in to 3.9 in) per month. The ocean off the coast has warm temperatures of 27 °C to 28 °C (81 °F to 82 °) during the dry season.
Best Time to Visit Lencois Maranhenses
The breathtaking dune landscape in the Lencois Maranhenses National Park is generally worth a visit year round.
However, the best time for a tour tends to fall between June and September, as during this time there is usually enough water from the past rainy season in the lagoons to be able to admire them and maybe even go for a swim. At the same time there is no more heavy rainfall, so you can enjoy the fresh air without constantly getting wet.
It is also possible to travel to the national park outside of these months. However, during the rainy season you must be prepared for heavy rainfall. Some routes may not be passable during this time. In the later period of the dry season most of the lagoons are often already dried out, so unfortunately you would not be able to appreciate the miraculous spectacle of nature that draws so many each year.
Our trip "Rota das Emocoes" (Route of Emotions) takes you from Sao Luis to Jericoacoara. Along the way we will spend a few days in Lencois Maranhenses, which you can discover on various excursions, for example, by boat and by pick-up truck.
With our Economy Package you will discover the national park in all its facets and embark on different excursions in the park and the surrounding area for 5 days. You will get to know the capital, Sao Luis, as well as the small villages of Barreirinhas and Atins.
Visit one of the natural highlights of Brazil: the worldwide unique landscape of Lencois Maranhenses National Park. The wavy sand dunes spread like an endless bed sheet and give the region its name. This remote region between dunes and the ocean is home to indigenous villages and nature along rivers such as the spectacular Rio Preguicas.
Experience the breathtaking Road of Emotions (Rota das Emocoes). From Sao Luis you will drive through the dunes of Lencois Maranhenses National Park, cross the Delta das Americas by boat, and follow the coast line in a 4x4 beach buggy until you reach the vital beach village of Jericoacoara. Be prepared for freshwater pools in the desert, wonderful sunsets over the dunes and the ocean, and emotional moments in a mesmerizing landscape.