Where the Amazon meets the sea.
The Forest Guarás is located where Maranhão is more Amazon, on the west coast of the State. Um ecotourism center, for excellence, It involves the municipalities of Cedral, Mirinzal, Cururupu, Guimarães, Porto Rico do Maranhão, Serrano do Maranhão, Bacuri and Apicum-Açu. Your name should be the beautiful bird of red plumage, extinct in most of the country, even more common in the region and that often appear in the landscape for a visit. It is in Cururupu coast you find the largest coastal archipelago of Brazil, the Archipelago Maiaú, which houses numerous semi-wild islands, inhabited by fishermen communities and surrounded by deserted beaches with coconut trees out of sight. Besides the archipelago Maiaú, also highlights the island of Sheets, covering 70% by lagoons and dunes storm; beaches accessible by land, as Outeiro, Barreirão, Auruoca and Recreation, in the municipalities of Cedral and Guimarães. But it is within the municipalities you against Quilombo communities, as Damasio, in Guimarães; Alliance Cururupu; and Frechal in Mirinzal, besides remaining reserves of the Amazon rainforest, as the Extractive Reserve of Quilombo Flexal. Rich in natural and cultural attractions of the Forest Guarás stands as an ecological sanctuary, formed by bays and estuaries where rivers flow into amid mangroves and where deserted beaches and islands can be visited safely and tranquility.
How to get: go Ferry-Boat to Cujupé and follow the road MA 106, MA 006, MA 305 (Guimarães), MA 304 (Cedral and Puerto Rico) and MA 308 (Cururupu, Bacuri and Apincu-Açu).