Sports Illustrated

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The 50th
 Anniversary Swimsuit issue of Sports Illustrated included 18 pages with bombshell models Bregje Heinen, Natasha Barnard and Anne V in Brazil. The location was dunes & lakes of rare beauty: the “Lençóis Maranhenses” – a 600 square-mile national park in Northeastern of Brazil. All the models and part of the Sports Illustrated crew did bring back to U.S locally made hammocks, so they can re-create tropical lounging in their own backyards!

The park’s massive sand dunes provide a stunning backdrop and make you feel as if you are in a desert. But, you’re not. The region gets plenty of rain – and the water collects to form lush lagoons that look like oases in the expanse of white sand. The lagoons, which almost completely disappear in the dry season, even have fish – the eggs are brought in from the sea by birds.

Even though of difficult access,
 as for enjoying the majestic
 scenery you need to take a four-
wheeldrive car and drive
 about 3 hours from the city of 
Barreirinhas, the visit is worth
 due to the impressive beauty.
 In the small town of Barreirinhas you can find good infrastructure with local restaurants offering local cuisine (freshly caught fish cooked over coals!) a variety of bed and breakfasts and includes a resort.

Production Service: Nation Filmes