The Brazilian Maldives: Lagoa Paraiso
The Brazilian Maldives can be found near the beach town of Jericoacoara in northern Brazil. Not very well known at all, it is one of the most unique places that I have been in all of Brazil. The town sits in the middle of a valley with sand dunes to the East and grass laid hills to the West. Once you drive inland you can find fresh water lagoons promptly called Paradise Lagoon (Lagoa Paraiso) and Blue Lagoon (Lagoa Azul). Definitely worth a visit.