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Location: Casa de Santo Antonio is a charming hotel situated in the city centre of Parnaiba, in the state of Piaui, Brazil. The hotel is just a few minutes’ walk away from Porto das Barcas, where the boats leave on trips around the delta of the river Parnaiba – an ecological sanctuary of immense natural beauty. Parnaiba is the only open delta in South America and the third largest open sea delta in the world. Its ramifications draw an archipelago of over 75 islands, dunes, freshwater ponds and lush rainforest where there are still crocodiles, capybaras, monkeys and birds of rare natural beauty.
How to get here: Casa de Santo Antonio is located half-ways between Lençóis Maranhenses National Park and Jericoacoara. Fly to Jijoca (JJD) and take a 3,5 hour road transfer to Parnaiba. Alternatively fly to to Fortaleza (FOR) and take a long 7 hour transfer by road to Parniaba. To break the journey an overnight stop in Jericoacoara would be advisable.
Structure: Casa de Santo Antonio is a restored mansion built at the end of the 19th century. It has 22 carefully decorated suites, which have the atmosphere of an elegant past but also are furnished with modern appliances. This boutique hotel is a true sustainable place and they approach with care to everything they do.
Why staying here: This is a great place to break the journey from Atins to jericoacoara and also experience the flight of the red ibis on the delta. The delta cruise trip is a must. In the right season, you must try the delicious local river crabs! If you have more time, visit the dunes nearby and try some kitesurfing – the area is one of the best in the world for windsports.
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This tour is one of the most breathtaking trips one can do in Brazil. It will take you through three different states in the north-east of Brazil, from Maranhão and Piauí to Ceará. You will have a chance to walk barefoot through an unbelievably beautiful landscape of million dunes and lagoons in the national park of Lençóis Maranhenses, enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of fishing villages, try wind-based watersports and experience the charming culture of the North-East of Brazil. You can start in either São Luiz or Fortaleza, and we will adjust the trip depending on the place of arrival.View full itinerary