R. Boa Vista, 950 - Boa Vista, Barreirinhas - MA, 65590-000

Mandacaru

On the left side of Barra de Preguiças River, almost in front of Caburé, stands Mandacaru, a town of approximately 1,300 inhabitants, most of them living from fishing, subsistence agriculture and buriti straw crafts. The lighthouse has existed since 1909 but the old iron structure was replaced by the new masonry built in 1940 with luminous range of 18 nautical miles to aid the navigators.

The surrounding geography is exuberant and the best way to appreciate it is by going up to the Preguiças Lighthouse which, with 160 steps, is equivalent to a 14-storey building and is right in the center of the village. Prepare your camera, because from there you have the best view of the region and you can see at the same time the mangrove, the bar, Atins, the National Park, Caburé, the mouth of the Preguiças, the sea and the whole village with its whitewashed houses and clay roofs made by hand. On departure or arrival do not forget to take a coconut water in the tent of the Netinha well in freight to the entrance gate of the Lighthouse.