Dunes - Kite - Yoga - Relax
The ideal spot for chillaxing, kitesurfing, Yoga and exploring the dunes and lagoons of the Lençóis Maranhenses!
What people do in Atins
Atins privileged location nestled between the Lençóis Maranhenses, the mouth of the Preguiças river and the sea provides visitors with a broad selection of activities. Whether you are into trekking, tipping your toes into the lagoons of the Lençois or into watersports, Atins has got you covered and we are here to assist you find whatever tickles your fancy.
Named as one of the Top 4 Kitesurfing flatwater spots in the world Atins guarantees constant cross on-shore winds of 15 to 30 knots from mid July to mid January. The flat and shallow water offers ideal conditions for all level of kiters. We are less than 100m from the beach and offer dedicated facilities for kite maintenance and storage. There are a couple of Kite schools and centers in the village and we happily assist with indications and recommendations should you require them. They will also organise Downwinders and trips to the Lençóis Maranhenses tailored for Kiteboarding.
Stand Up Paddle (SUP)
The flat waters of the lagoon and the Rio Preguiças invite even the uninitiated to try their hands at stand up paddling (SUP). Tours up and across the river can be combined with watching the sunset gathering of the local Red Ibis (Guará) for example.
An open air wooden deck nestled into a grove of Cashew trees awaits Yogis and Yoginis to follow their practice. We welcome interested instructors and school to organise a retreat in this tranquil, high energy place. Guests are invited to make the use of the platform and equipment (mats, blocks and belts for up to 16 students).
Atins is also a great place to simply let go. Internet and mobile connectivity are still luxuries here, so why not use the time and switch off with a good book in the hammock? At the Convento we have plenty of those ready for you.
The Lençóis Maranhenses transpire a special magic. Its archetypical phenomenon of blue, green and black “lagoons” set in the middle of an otherwise desert-like landscape of white sand dunes are best experienced from June to September. There are dozens of different ways to explore the Lençóis, from a multi-day trek crossing the entire park from Atins to Santo Amaro by foot passing the Rio Negro and the Cachoeira do Bozinho and the two oases Baixa Grande and Queimada dos Britos, to motorised 1/2 day trips including lunch in Canto do Atins or excursions on horseback.
Canto do Atins
Canto do Atins is a little enclave 6km from Atins into the National Park. Brother and sister Antonio and Luzia each run a restaurant that is famous for its prawns. An obligatory stop on your visit to the park!
Amongst the various restaurations along the beach Bar.co is a favourite with the Kite crew. Cool music along with cocktails, yummy snacks and lunches, views over the beach and storage for your Kite equipment are on offer.
Don Pedro Bruno & Dona Maria
For the most authentic local cuisine we can book you in for a phenomenal seafood meal. Don Pedro and his wife Dona Maria are well into retirement age and still whip up some very special meals.
This Italian-run place cooks up a genuine Napoletana Pizza in its pizza oven along with other original dishes. Laidback music, cool cocktails and longdrinks as well as home-made ice cream complement the dining delights.