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Bonito (Mato Grosso do Sul)

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Bonito (Mato Grosso do Sul)

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Bonito is a city in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil, Is the heart of eco-tourism in Brazil. The optimum period to visit is between December and March, during the rainy season, with green vegetation, abundant food for the animals and rivers are high. Between May and August there is limited rain which means the waterfalls are not as spectacular, but this is still a great time to visit the other sights.

Get in

Bonito is served by the bus company called Cruzeiro do Sul [5]. Buses depart from Campo Grande every 2 hours during the day (last bus usually at 16:00) and tickets can be purchased at the bus station or local travel agencies. Trip lasts about 5 hours.

The city has an airport served by regular flights operated by Tam and Trip.

Get around



There are nice places to do Snorkling, explore caves, ride horses, and hike. While transportation and a guide is not always necessary, those wishing to use a guide should know that not all guides speak English, or in some cases, Spanish.


The central area of Bonito offers supermarkets, pharmacies and stores with articles for adventure sports.

  • Agência de Turismo, Rua Luiz da Costa Leite, 2457, 55 67 3255-4883, [1].


There are several places in the town centre for eating at reasonable prices. You also can try out local game such as jacaré (cayman) and fish from the local rivers.


The central area of Bonito has some nice places to relax and have a cold beer or some fresh natural juices. A recommended spot is the "Taboa" bar, located in the main street, famous for it's cachaça and creative drinks made out of cachaça mixed with local fruits.


  • Camping Rio Formosa, (next to the balneario municipal). Behind the camping there is a small track of 200 meters to the rio formosa, where you can snorkel if you have your own equipment, or just take a bath next to the gorgeous waterfall in the crystal clear water. 10 real per person.
  • Muito Bonoto Lodge, (67) 3255-1645, [4]. Very nice Lodge, with friendly atmosphere, close to the city center. The lodge is built around a court yard, where breakfast is offered. They are also very helpful when organizing transportation. 45 Real.
  • Pousadas, Hotéis, Hostel, Albergue e Hospedagem [6]
  • Zagaia Eco Resort Hotel. For those with a bigger budget, the Zagaia Eco Resort, a littl eout of town, offers excellent and posh accomodation.

Get out

Most People come here to organise their trip to the Pantanal.

Others options:

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