Tour Bonito/ Mato Grosso do Sul
If you are thinking of taking a vacation and enjoy nature, dive/snorkeling into crystal clear waters teeming with fish, relax in waterfalls and still spot wildlife, BONITO is the ideal destination for your holidays. Bonito is one of the most complete and fascinating natural areas of aquatic leisure in the world.
Bonito-MS had its foundation in 1948 and it is located over 300 km from Campo Grande, capital of Mato Grosso do Sul (southern Mato Grosso). It is a small city, with around 20.000 habitants and an economy based on the cattle farms, agriculture and the ecotourism, today considered the best ecotourism destination in the world.
In the region there are hundreds of waterfalls, crystalline water lakes and rivers, more than 80 caves - flooded droughts and grottos, rocky walls, infinity of fish and other wild animals. The water of the rivers in Bonito is very rich in calcium and magnesium; that chemical concentration is the reason why all rivers are transparent. The best of everything is that the access to all this exuberances is far of being complicated.
The nature of the region is inhabited by wild birds and emus, monkeys and giant anteaters, beyond rich flora. Today the tourism is the main activity of the city and the majority of the attractions are in particular properties.
The climate in the summer is humid and the winter is dry (typical of tropical savannahs). From August to October, rains little and the waters are still more crystalline. Rains are more frequent from November to March (and the waterfalls are well full).
The main activity / tour is certainly diving into rivers of fresh and crystal clear waters, where a great variety of fishes calmly swim among visitors, in a dazzling display of color and movement. Snorkeling, scuba diving, light rafting, abseiling, horseback riding, caving, mountain biking and trekking are just some of the fun things to do in these places.
The tourism in Bonito is very organized and controlled, there are a maximum number of people that can visit the attracations every day. The tourist attractions are in private and estate properties, most of them are Private Reserves of Natural Heritage which in Portuguese is named as Reservas Particulares de Patrimonio Natural (RPPN) and has the permission for Brazilians and foreigners tour around totally preserved areas.
Another key to the success of sustainable tourism in Bonito is the maximum number of people per day on each tour. That's right, each attraction / ride has a maximum number of people that can receive per day and that number varies from attraction to attraction, according to the environmental study previously done. Throughout the year the tours are monitored and it is possible to make an assessment of the impact of the tourist activity on the environment and consequently increase or decrease the number of visitors of each tour.
The Bonito region has many influences from Paraguay and Brazilian states as Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul; this explain why the gastronomy here is so diverse and full of flavours, some of the most sought are: Carne de sol / Sun Meat, Arroz carreteiro / Typical Rice, Sopa paraguaya / Paraguayan corn cake, Chipa paraguaya / Paraguayan cheese bread, Churrasco / Barbecue, Guavira (Typical fruit), Tereré (typical drink), Carne de caiman/Alligator meat (not typical but differenced dish). Most of the restaurants have a menu with dishes with fresh water fish, beef, rice, beans and salad, portions to share or self-service options. You also can find pizza and fast food restaurants, bars and small markets.
Currently in the region of Bonito, Jardim and Bodoquena there are around 40 tourist attractions / eco tours; the majority of them being private owners, only the Gruta do Lago Azul (blue lake cave) and the Balneário Municipal (municipal river beach) are administered by the Bonito City Hall. For sure Bonito is one of the best Ecotourism destinations in the world and must be visited by all nature lovers.
Eco Adventures Travel have various types of tour packages to Bonito; economic tour packages, promotional tour packages, adventure tour packages, diving packages and we also set up customized tour packages to Bonito.
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Bonito is a piece of paradise located on the state of Mato Grosso do Sul (south Mato Grosso), Central West region of Brazil.
Access to Bonito
You can come to Bonito using regular/shared transportation, private car, airplane. If you prefer also is possible to rent a car in Campo Grande. We from Eco Adventures Travel can help you to organize the transportation to Bonito.
What to bring on the trip to Bonito:
Bath towel, swimming suit, sneakers or hiking boot, slipper, sandal that can get wet, cold and light clothing (sometimes cools in the region at night), sunscreen, mosquito repellent, hat / cap, camera and / or water prove camera (it is possible rent it in Bonito), personal medications and a small backpack to carry your belongings during the tours.
You can rent waterproof camera to use during the snorkeling tours!