NAME: porto Preguiças Resort
WHERE: Barreirinhas, Maranhão
IN ENGLISH: no
PRICES ON THE WEBSITE: no
LOCATION: on an isolated field, 1 km away from Barreirinhas. Both the bus coming from São Luís and all the local tourist operators go to the resort.
THE BUILDING: set in the middle of a carnaúba wood, on the right margin of the river Preguiças
THE ROOMS: spacious rooms (58m2) with a hammock at the door. King-size beds and a huge bathroom. Absolute silence at night, only broken by frogs and crickets. All the rooms have tv, telephone, minibar, ceiling fan and air conditioning.
PRICES IN JUNE 2005: R$295 per room per night.
BREAKFAST: included in the price. Spectacular and delicious buffet. Very pleasing dining room next to the swimming pool.
MEALS: excellent food at reasonable prices – quite important as Barreirinhas is a bit too far.
FRONT DESK: good. All our requests were attended to. The recepcionists booked the trips we wanted to make with local operators.
OTHER FACILITIES: free Internet at reception. Tempting swimming pool with sand at the bottom (in an attempt to imitate the lagoons at the nearby Lençóis). Sauna. Kayaks for the guests that want to navigate along the river Preguiças.
CONTACT BY E-MAIL: our requests had always a reply in a reasonable period of time. But they made a real cock-up with our reservation.
OUR JUDGEMENT: though not affordable, if you want a little treat after the hardship of a trip to the Lençóis, this is the place. Not taking into account the incident with our booking, our stay at the resort was absolutely wonderful. Thoroughly recommended.
GOOGLE MAPS: Porto Preguiças Resort