Bonito Travel Guide

  • Red and Green Macaw Sancutary
    Red and Green Macaw Sancutary
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    Descent to the underworld....
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  • Camila before her first scuba adventure
    Camila before her first scuba adventure
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Bonito Things to Do

  • BONITO : CAVE TRIPS

    If you are more of a sedentary person, not quite up for abseils and snorkellings, there are still many cave tours to join. The options are all available from the hostel so you can flip through the selection and find one that suits you.The cave I visited was Gruta Lago Azul (Blue Lake Cave). At first, from afar, the water did not blue at all. But as...

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  • BONITO : ABISMO DE ANHUMAS

    For this, you would be tethered to a rope and you have to descend 72m down into a cavern. Surrounded by stalactities of various formations, blahblahblah.Once you have landed on the pontoon, you change into a wetsuit and jump into the subterranean lake. What you see would be utterly out-of the-world!! The silence, the strange cones that come out...

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  • BONITO : RIO DA PRATA

    Usually, you snorkel in the ocean, but here, you snorkel in the river. And because fresh underground water is bubbling from the ground into the river, the water is so crystal clear (no colours at all) you can see up to 50m straight ahead. No ocean snorkelling can provide you with such views. You can see all the rocks, fallen logs, fishes (schools...

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  • GROTA DO LAGO AZUL

    I have to admit straight from the beginning that I passed on this one..... I wasn't into much of a good form that morning and had the wrong shoes on....Starting to descend to the Blue Lake I kept on slipping on the wet stones on the way and as the path got steeper and steeper , I got weaker and weaker and shaky untill I just stopped , sat down on a...

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  • WHERE THE MACAWS LIVE

    As mentioned on the Intro page , not far from Bonito , in a completely flat area , for tectonic or other geological reasons that I have to admit are not to my knowledge , a pretty much round piece of land with about 300 meters radius collapsed hundreds of years ago ( as weird as the circles in the wheatfields...) and formed an enormous maybe 50 or...

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  • FEED THE BEAST

    Here we go ... or rather here he comes......Mr. Alligator going out for brunch....... he seems to be good humored judging from this wily smile ( picture # 1 )..... On picture # 2 he's got this funny look.... almost as if he was thinking of how to get a free bite out of this delicious snack..... He even looks more like your common lizard than a...

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  • TOURIST CALL HOME

    ( making a word joke referring to Steven Spielbergs film from the early 80 ies , "ET ", the Extraterrestrial stranded on Earth trying to call home for help.....)Now , Bonito would be just a nice place to get stranded but I certainly wouldn't call home for help... But if you forgot your cell phone at home and needed to call urgently , there are many...

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  • THE BONITO WATERFALLS

    Bonito and surroundings are full of rivers and creeks and these are full of small and beautifull waterfalls. We took extensive walks and hikes through hilly forests which was some sacrifice for me because I was the oldest in the group and being a smoker I was soon out of breath and way back...... Still, I somehow made it and got as reward a nice...

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  • Gruta do Lago Azul

    This is a natural cave that has been there for many years. The tours leave to walk to the caves every haf an hour. Its quite an exhausting walk as the steps are slippery and very steep. The walk takes you right down to the water which is a beautiful shade of blue. Its worth seeing even if you are very tired at the end.

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  • Balneario Municipal

    This place is more like a park. There are a few bar and snack places. The main attraction point though is the river running through the park. The water is crystal clear and there are loads of fish, all very large. If you are not such a strong swimmer there is also a store that will hire life jackets.This places is great to come to for an afternoon...

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  • Scuba - Apnea - Snorkel

    Once in Bonito, don´t leave without having the unique experience of its amazing rivers... so just go for it and do sorkel, a scuba ... but please, do it and you´ll see why lot of people say about how special bonito is....some spots i would recomend...hummm hard to say, but Lagoa Misteriosa (Passo do Cure), Abismo Anhumas, Rio da Prata, Aquario are...

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  • Best time to go

    You can visit Bonito anytime of the year, but the ideal is between december and march, during the rain period, because of the greenish vegetation and the animals show up for the food, and the waterfalls are prettier.

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  • Boca da Onça tracks

    Fascinating! That can describe this traject through the bushes and the most beautiful waterfalls and clear-water rivers. There's this two natural swimming-pools: Poço da Lontra pit and Boca da Onça waterfall which is 156 meters tall. Many spots to swim along the Salobra river. In the middle of the traject there's this place to eat and rest a litlle...

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  • Aquario Natural

    It's a natural aquarium where you can dive with special equipment which is already included in the package. It's the most famous and visited place in Bonito.

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  • Estancia Mimosa

    This farm is 26Km from Bonito. You can see there lots of falls and can swim and jump.The food there is excellent.

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Bonito Hotels

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  • Zagaia Eco-Resort Hotel

    Tres Morros KM 0, Rodovia Bonito, Bonito, State of Mato Grosso do Sul, 79290-000, Brazil

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Marrua Hotel

    Joana Sorta Street, 1173, Bonito, State of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Cabanas Hotel

    Estrada Bonito, Bonito, State of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

Bonito Restaurants

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    by janaina Written Oct 8, 2002

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    Can you believe this?
    In "Gruta Azul"(blue grotto),when you practice your most extreme Rapel,what will happen,if,once down,you get hungry and didn't bring anyhting to eat???
    No problem!
    A sandwiche-bar located in the entrance of this site,will provide you a delicious fresh sandwich straight down,in a lash and a special delivery box!

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Bonito Transportation

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    Life Jackets are sooo sexy!

    by Sam_Hall Written May 1, 2004

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    There is nothing more relaxing than just floating down the river in a boat. Sun beating down, fish swimming past......heaven.

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    • Sailing and Boating

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Bonito Local Customs

  • A Tamandua Bandeira.

    Well, I was out on an excursion and the driver stopped the car. we saw an animal called Tamanduá Bandeira in Portuguese. it is an animal who eats ants. I dont know the name in English. I saw it, and it is very unusual to see them. i took pictures on the animal, but i lost my camera in another place. *** HAPPENS!!!!

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  • Internet café.

    You will find one internet café at the square and then one at this address, rua 15 de Novembre 808. The name is Lan House and the phone nr is 3225-1823. Both these internet cafe´s have fast speed on the computers. In both places you can buy beverages and you are allowed to drink beside the computers.

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Bonito Warnings and Dangers

  • RESPECTING THE NATURAL INHABITANTS

    The macaws here are beautiful!!So many kinds of animals,just a pleasure to meet!And,as I always say:the animals are the inhabitants,we are the intruders!Respect natural environment and nature wherever you go,they belong to all of us!

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  • SOME IMPORTANT NOTES WHEN COMING TO...

    The ideal time for a trip here is 4 days at least.If you plann less,there are many fantastic sites I'm afraid you won't have the time to see!The trips to the hot points have a maximum nbr of participants a day,than pls book your trips in advance in any local travel agency!(specially in the high seasons!)The trips are not free,the price runs from 10...

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Bonito Off The Beaten Path

  • THE ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE ANHUMAS ABYSS

    Ok natural borned adventures,let's see if you can handle this one:Anhumas Abyss is about 25km from Bonito,and to practice Rapel here,you need a day training a day before.72m height to be fall down by you in your lashes,the end,a fantastic lake with 80m depth.The cave has120m lenght and 40m width on the lake bank.2 platforms for the guides ,...

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  • TRECKING AROUND..

    Uff,my feet!Pls bring a very professional shoes if you want to do these long long walks around!Starting 6km from Bonito,we walked 1.700m in a very wild track,the end was a small beach between the Formoso and Formosinho rivers!A must!It worths!!Do it!!But take a guide if you want to know more than what you see!Here the group during the track!

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  • THIS ONE YOU REALLY MUST TRY!!!

    Well,this time I'm spechless and embarased because...I really don't know how to call this stuff in English!!! :- |Ok,ok,the idea is to show another kind of fun(I have to confess:the best thing I did in Bonito..hehe),take a look and if you know how to call it in English pls let me know,ok?!In Portuguese,we call it TIROLESA or OMEGA!Here is Rio...

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Bonito Sports & Outdoors

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    by janaina Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Bonito trip was a continuation of our trip to Pantanal.
    After we saw so many incredible things there,we wondered what can be so special here in Bonito,we didn't already saw at Pantanal??
    All we asked said the same:Pls don't miss the "Buraco Das Araras"(the macaws hole)!
    The track to there makes you wonder even more what will happen in the end you didn't see before?Macaws??Well,always a pleasure to meet them in their big groups making a lot of noises,but..
    And here I say,with even not a pint of extravagance or exageration:what I saw was one of the most unbelievable things I ever had the chance to see before!
    This huge hole,a home for thousand of Macaws,is just incredible,fantastic!
    I'm not sure if the pictures I'll add right now can really show how amazing it's!!
    This is the popular and famous picture everybody takes when geting there!

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