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“A beautiful riverfront resort!” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Encantes do Nordeste
Ranked #4 of 47 Barreirinhas B&B and Inns
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“A beautiful riverfront resort!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2010

We loved Encantes do Nordeste. Would hightly recommend! We were travelling Brazil on a budget and decided to spend a little more for a nice stay in Barreirinhas while we explorde Lencois Park and area. The resort is spectacularly beautiful with bright cabins, lush gardins, manicured lawns, a cute pool area, a riverside restaurant and tasty breakfasts. One staff person we met spoke good English. The tours Encantes offered were fantastic - we did a half-day Sunset Tour and another fullday river boat tour, both which we would recommend. Both tours were not sold to us very well, and exceeded our expectations by far!!! The staff didn't tell us how much fun they would be! The Sunset tour was by 4x4, and a crazy bumpy ride out to the local sand dunes - we had smiles from ear to ear the entire ride! It was like a ride at Six Flags. The daytour had us in a long speedboat up and down the river, at times swerving around lush vegetation growing around the river, and really fun. The boat stopped a few places, the highlight being a gorgeous area of sand dunes which we ran up and down for an hour while taking pictures. The little refreshment area there had monkeys running around trying to steal peoples' coconut drinks to eat the meat inside. What a great spot.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2009

The pousada could be placed closer to the centre, as you need to go by taxi, or moto-taxi from to the village.
It's the only disadvantage. The rest is OK.

We stayed there 3 days. After the arrival we asked for booking tours for us at the reception.
The staff gave us trip suggestions and organized everything we asked for. The trips were great and we managed to see almost all important spots in Lencois. The boat or car picked us exactly at the pousada door or pier at the river.

A nice area, called Bambae belongs to the pousada, I guess. It's situated just on the river bank. There is a restaurant and a very nice green space.
You can lay on the hammock and ask for dinner or caipirinha. Not many guests though make waiters a bit lazy and sometimes you have to try hard to attract their attention.
However, the food is great. I recommend a beef with french fries. Declicious :)

The room we stayed in had a private varanda with a hammock (not the one in the path). At nights the moos of local cows made us crazy, but it's not the fault of people in pousada :)
Breakfast was OK.

  • Stayed July 2008, travelled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2007

Nice place just outside town. Ideal for joining the boat trips to Cabure as it is close to the river.
The rooms are small cabins, pretty basic but clean and with a small porch and hammock. There is a TV and mini bar in each room and the rooms are air-conditioned.
Other than drinks you can only get breakfast in the hotel. For all other meals you need to go into town (about 3.5kms away) or you can go to Bambae which is a restaurant down by the river.
I am not sure on the relationship between the hotel and Bambae but basically Bambae is where you hang out. They have a small beach (artificial) and you can swim in the river or just sunbathe. The restaurant serves good food and you can even book tours there. English is not spoken at the hotel or restaurant.
The only draw back is the distance from the centre of town.

Stayed August 2007
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Property: Encantes do Nordeste
Address: Rua Boa Vista s/n, Barreirinhas, State of Maranhao 65590-000, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Maranhao > Barreirinhas
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #4 of 47 B&Bs / Inns in Barreirinhas
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Encantes do Nordeste 2.5*
Number of rooms: 28
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