Kitesurfing in Maranhao
In the capital Sao Luis of the state of Maranhão our kitesurf downwinder finally ends. This is where São Luís International Airport - Marshal Cunha Machado (SLZ) is located. With an area of over 128,000.000 sq mi, Maranhão is the largest of the top four kitesurfing states in northeastern Brazil. So it's not surprising that the state also has the longest coastline. This is an incredible 398 miles. Unfortunately, crime is also quite high here in the capital, so you should be careful, especially at night. The situation in rural areas is extremely relaxed. The kite spot par excellence in this state is clearly Atins. Nearby is the breathtaking Lencois Maranhenses National Park - the only desert in Brazil. Its dunes extend 43 miles along the coast and reach up to 20 miles inland. A must visit when you are on site.