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Bonito (Pernambuco)

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Bonito is a city in the mountains of Pernambuco, Brazil.


Bonito is not a city of much commerce, but is a refuge for city dwellers.

Get in[edit]

From Recife, go west on route 232 for an hour and 20 minutes, then in Bezerros at the 3rd exit, take route 103 and go south for 25 minutes. Or take a bus from any nearby town, major cities with buses going to Bonito are Recife, Caruaru and Palmares.

Get around[edit]

The people mostly walk within Bonito, take a mototaxi, or bus to other cities


See the waterfalls, EcoParque or Ecological Park, Japanese Colony which grows flowers, Pedra de Rodeadoura where a historic battle took place (this battle was one of the turning points for Brazil to gain independance), Natural Reserve Mucuri


Bonito's main tourist attractions are the waterfalls. There are 7 of them along the same river it is possible to hire a guide and take a hike through bits of rain forest and farmland to see all seven. The first in Vèu da noiva (bride's veil) and you can follow it down to Pedra Redonda (round rock), then down to the third, Barra Azul. Next comes Paraiso (paradise) and then O Magico (the magician) and the sixth waterfall is part of Ecoparque, known as Cachoeira da Corrente (waterfall of the current, it has a strong river current) and lastly Vèu da Noiva 2. To visit any of the waterfalls you must pay a small fee for upkeeping, usually between R$ 2,00 or R$ 15,00.

If you like seeing more natural places, both Vèu da Noivas and Pedra Redonda and Barra Azul are probably what you are looking for. They are also wonderful places to take photos of rain forest and gorgeous waterfalls. If you want to go swimming, the first Vèu da Noiva as well as Barra Azul and Paraiso are more appropriate. Ecoparque and O Magico are set up as mini resorts, you can sleep in a hotel next to the waterfall or go camping in a secure area as well as use a swimming pool and go zip-lining. All waterfalls except Barra Azul have restaurants close by and bathrooms available.

If you like adventure you can rappel down the highest waterfall, the fist Veu da Noiva.

You can also visit with the people, visit swimming pools, spend a day in the country-side(Viração) and experience small family farm life


Buy mountain clear water, etchings, carvings, paintings, handmade crafts


Eat meat on a stick, roasted corn, freshly picked fruit, prato feito (beans,rice, meat), pizza, hamburgers, hotdogs, typical foods (june/july).

Visit restaurants for finer dining (The Grill, Zecas, O Cearense)


Drink all the fruit juices


Go camping, at a hotel (Ecoparque, Sono Bom, Plaza hotel)

Get out[edit]

Get out rested and relaxed and make sure to come back for more another time

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