The Pantanal in Mato Grosso do Sul
The Pantanal, located in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, is recognized as one of the most lush and diverse nature reserves on the planet. UNESCO included it as one of its Natural World Heritage sites, thus proving all its importance to the region and the rest of the world.
Undoubtedly, the beauty offered by this magnificent landscape changes constantly, depending on whether the season is wet or dry. The Pantanal also offers enormous biodiversity, which attracts people from all over the world interested in knowing the many different species of animals and plants that are present in the entire Pantanal region.
The beauty of the wetlands of The Pantanal, its varied fauna and flora, its history, the culture of the Pantaneiros, its food rich in fresh fish, as well as the sounds and colors of exuberant nature of The Pantanal will be forever in the soul of the traveler.
And… many other surprises of The Pantanal await you!
The city of Bonito (‘beautiful’ in Portuguese) is surrounded by natural conservation areas and is located 330km from Campo Grande, the capital of the State of Mato Grosso do Sul in the centre-west of the country. The region is perfectly located in a beautiful and unique area of the country with calcium bedrocks that produce sparkling clear water in its waterfalls, springs, lagoons, and caverns with deep blue lakes and crystal clear rivers.
You will experience the abundant wildlife, which includes monkeys, alligators, anacondas, over 30 varieties of fish and tremendous bird life.
Unsurprisingly, the town is often described as the "eco-tourism capital of Brazil". There are endless activities offered - from spectacular walks through the surrounding hills and forests, abseiling 72m down to the bottom of a cave or snorkeling in the calm drift of fresh water downstream. These are just a few of the unforgettable experiences you will have in Bonito. Most of the best attractions are on private land and the area is being very carefully managed in order to protect the wildlife and habitats found there.