Bonito (Mato Grosso do Sul)
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.
Bonito is served by the bus company called Cruzeiro do Sul . 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.
getting to Bonito from Foz do Iguazu: bus from foz do iguazu to Durados (2 buses per day - 10 hours), then transfer from durados to Bonito (2 buses per day 6 hours). there is wrong information on lonely planet. travellers were adviced to go from iguazu to campo grande, then campo grande to bonito. look at the map, then durados would make sense.
The city has an airport served by regular flights operated by Tam and Trip.
there is virtually no public transit in the city of bonito. there are moto-taxis, private to hire. there is no rental car company either. bike rentals available.
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.
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.
Most People come here to organise their trip to the Pantanal.