Atins

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Welcome!

Who travels up the Brazilian coast passing Jericoacoara (CE), enters a still little known Brazil.

Starting from Ceará north coast, crossing Piauí coast and arriving at Maranhão beaches we encounter small fishing villages, seaside villages, unpaved roads, sand and few small towns.

This same path, takes us to Atins, another beautiful fishing village in the same area of Brazil. Atins is still so pristine that demands some care even to be described.

Wouldn't it be better to keep it in that way, intact, protected from mass tourism, uncontrolled urbanization and real estate speculation? It certainly would, but isolation may be the fastest way to destroy it.

Knowing and protecting it, looking at it with the experience acquired from the other similar sites evolution in ten or twenty years ago, might be the best way to protect it. Buzios, Trindade, Porto Seguro, Porto de Galinhas, Pipa, Canoa Quebrada and Jericoacoara itself, are few examples of what we need to learn from the past.

Each place with its history can teach us a lot, so we can give the best possible development guidance to this amazing corner of the Brazilian coast, so special and unique.

THE SUN SHINES RELENTLESS THE WHOLE YEAR...

Atins could not be in more prime location.


Endowed with rare beauty, it is situated where River Preguiças meets the Atlantic Ocean, on the left bank of the River, just few kilometers from Lençois Maranhenses National Park, a 155.000 hectars area covered by sand dunes, scattered with lagoons in a winding set of forms and spaces that mesmerize and delight for its majesty.


If at day time the spetacule is explicit, at night, it is magical, especially when is full moon. The vision is supernatural, a faint light shedding over the scenario, then the lush silhouettes of the sand dunes and the silver light of the lagoons are highlighted.


Sometimes silence takes us by storm and it is not a surprise to see a tear streaming down the face of a more sensitive visitor. Here the human dimension finds its exact proportion. The greatness and the beauty of the geography assert itself upon us.

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Atins could not be in more prime location


Endowed with rare beauty,it is situated where River Preguiças meets the Atlantic Ocean,on the left bank of the River,just few kilometers from Lençois Maranhenses National Park, a 155.000 hectars area covered by sand dunes,scattered with lagoons in a winding set of forms and spaces that mesmerize and delight for its majesty.

If at day time the spetacule is explicit, at night,it is magical,especially when is full moon. The vision is supernatural,a faint light shedding over the scenario ,then the lush silhouettes of the sand dunes and the silver light of the lagoons are highlighted.

Sometimes silence takes us by storm and it is not a surprise to see a tear streaming down the face of a more sensitive visitor. Here the human dimension finds its exact proportion. The greatness and the beauty of the geography assert itself upon us.



 

THOSE WHO VISITS ATINS FINDS PLEASURE BLENDING IN WITH ITS DELIGHTFUL PEOPLE

AN UNCOMPLICATED WAY OF LIVING

LEARN FROM THEM

CERTAIN HOUSES IN ATINS DO NOT USE A SINGLE INDUSTRIALIZED MATERIAL IN ITS CONSTRUCTION





Electricity is a very new novelty, for this reason, some foods such as fish, shrimp and meat are still treated with salt and sundried for their conservation. The local cuisine is very typical and restaurants are known by the name of the owners.

AND BOY, YOU DO EAT WELL HERE!


A salty shrimp appetizer in the small restaurant of Dona Maria do Pedro Bruno before the Maranhão style fish stew she prepares masterfully, accompanied by an amazing mush and cooked beans , a cowardice to the very hungry, is a great choice.

And what about the grilled shrimp at Luzia's or Antonio's, there at Canto do Atins? It's impossible to tell in words or describe it. No words can do justice to the shrimp. There is also kid in sauce with mush, which is among their best inspiration. All accompanied by a good cold beer of course. The heat and the environment inspire.

Sebastian Bar and Snack Bar, at the main street serves juices, smoothies, açai topped with cereal, tapiocas, omelets, sandwiches, beer and softdrink. All prepared with tender loving care by Clemilda and Neia, two friendly locals who wil welcome you with open arms.

Another good choice is the restaurant Ceu Aberto, with a variety of dishes including a tasty duck in sauce with comes with a fantastic mush.

The restaurant of Nubia and Riba is a good alternative for those who want no fuss food, but well prepared and for a very reasonable price.

The Maresia Pizzeri serves good pizza in a pleasant surroundings and is open certain days of the week.

At the beach, there are two huts where are served some snacks and cold beer, also softdrinks and water.

The Barraca do Besouro, also known as Barraca da Praia, at the beginning of the beach, sells fried fish accompanied with rice, beans and salad, plus some snacks. At the end of the first stretch of the beach which has about 500 meters, is Barraca da Isabel with her special treats, particularly sururu(sort of mussel) cooked in coconut milk accompanied with cassava flour and rice, is lips licking stuff, plus her caranguejada( stew of crabs) served in a pan with a juicy seasoning.

With all this, happy is the customer who are at the grace of all those alchemy of sauces and ingredients. You must come and see it by yourself. Atins is a wealthy and simplicity gastronomic oasis.

ATINS LACKS NOTHING TO ENJOY SOME BEAUTIFUL DAYS


When night comes and the body needs rest, the traveler has several accomodation options, always in accordance to the site simplicity. Ranging from more comfortable choices to more modest lodgings where you can have a pleasant night rest.

JURARA INN, Cajueiro, do Irmão, da Dona Rita, Maresias, da Tia Maria, Sol do Atins, Rancho do Buna, Flamboyant, Atins Casa Boutique, Filhos do Vento,Santa Maria Atins, among others, are part of a diverse range of small Inns where you will find one that will please you.

Parties? No, we don't have it here. The rhythm to life here is the fishermen and their families every day life, their willing to welcome you with open arms, but there is Bar do Chico Jacinto where the village people gather in search for a good chat, cold beer and garrafadas( spiced brazilian spiritis), he prepares in secret to add a zest of joy and relaxation to the conversation. People gather here either at day time or night time for a pleasant meeting.

DO YOU WANT TO KNOW HOW TO ARRIVE HERE? COUNT ON US !


You can venture to Atins by yourself in search of this treasure with a backpack and a guide on hand. But for those fond of comfort and planning,there are plenty of options with Encantes do Nordeste, a tour agency with offices in São Paulo, Barreirinhas and Atins and manages two Inns in the region, Encantes do Nordeste and Jurara Inn.


Especially vor those in tight schedule,we recommend a scheduled tour, but none of those tours, such as, waking up at 7, breakfast at 8 and leaving to the beach at 9Am,etc.This kind of tour is not our sort oth thing and it doesn't fit into the place.


We discuss and plan with you all the itinerary.How long are you planning to stay, how much you can spend, what kind of tour are you planning to do,etc? We don't do ' packages'. We taylor made the tour according to the customer profile.


That's it folks! When you are ready to visit this wonderful place, unique in Brazilian coast,where life is simple,the sun shines all year around, the food is homemade and its people welcoming you with open arms, count on Encantes do Nordeste and leave us in charge. But be prepared for lots of emotion, the days spent with us wil be unforgettable, for sure.