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.