Located in the south border of Pantanal, Bonito is a unique reserve that presents some of the most interesting tours in Brazil.
In Portuguese, the word Bonito means beautiful… too modest to describe the totality of the beauty of this exotic area.
The natural beauties in Bonito include caverns with deep azure lakes inside, incredibly clear rivers that work as natural aquariums, hundreds of waterfalls and much more.
The most famous activity, (which can be made by people from all ages) is snorkeling and swimming down these clear rivers accompanied by a big variety of fishes (like the Dourado of the picture above) and surrounded by amazing sub-aquatic vegetation. Just wonderful!!!

Other good experiences are hiking and biking through trails in the forest, learning about the different species of centenarian trees and other forms of vegetation until you get to marvelous waterfalls where you can swim and refresh from the hiking. When exploring the caverns (there are more than 80, dry and flooded), you’ll be able to see the beautiful composition that stalactites and stalagmites make on the ceiling of the caves, as well as down the water of the big lakes formed inside them.
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See details and pictures of each attraction of this destination.

Abismo Anhumas
Aquário Natural
Boca da Onça Ecotour
Estância Mimosa
Gruta do Lago Azul
Rafting in Rio Formoso
Rio da Prata
Snorkeling in Rio Sucuri
Buraco das Araras
Gruta de São Miguel
Diving at the Abismo Anhumas
Mysterious Lagoon
Mimoso Grotto


  • What to bring: Swimming suit, sports clothes, sun block, sandals, two pairs of tennis shoes or boots, sun glasses, jeans, liquid or cream repellent, binoculars if wanted, rain coat and lantern, jackets and pullovers between the months of July and September. 
  • Don’t forget to try the Taboa, a kind of cachaça (sugar cane liquor) made with cinnamon. I’ll find it at the Taboa Restaurant in downtown of Bonito.
  • Don’t forget to rent the neoprene shoes on the floatation tours. It is inexpensive and it is very helpful…
  • Remember you must make a test and practicing the rappel, the day before you have schedule the Anhumas Abyss.
  • Bonito offer great options for diving in caves. Don’t forget to bring your diving card.

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In general, temperatures are warm in the 80s (27C) during the day and the 60s (15C) at night. June through August are the coolest and dryest months in Bonito, with fall-like temperatures in the 50s (10C) at night and the 70s (21C) during the day.

Because the lack of rain during the winter, the rivers become even more crystal clear on these months.

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Bonito is a small town with about 30.000 inhabitants. The population is basically compounded by local people working in the cattle farms and outlanders that came to develop the eco-tourism in the region.
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Wild Forests   (Special Programs)
This program allows you to have contact with three of the most important ecosystems of Brazil such as the Amazon Forest, the flooded areas of the Pantanal, the savannas of the Cerrado and the Atlantic Rainforest. It also includes visits to the magnificent nature of Bonito, the colonial arquitecture in Paraty and the unforgettable landscape of Rio de Janeiro.

Bonito   (Ecotourism)
Enjoy the natural wonders of this spectacular region which is one of the best places on Earth for cave daving and snorkeling in rivers.

Pantanal and Bonito   (Ecotourism)
The wildlife of Pantanal and all natural beauties of Bonito combined in the same program.

Diving in Brazil   (Sun & Beach)
More than 8000km great options for your best diving experience.

Endangered Wildlife Safari   (Expeditions)
More than a simple safari tour, this trip is a unique opportunity to contribute to conservation projects, becoming face-to-face with some of the most beautiful and endangered species of the Brazilian fauna: the Golden Lion Tamarin, the mysterious Jaguar and the Hyacinth Macaw.

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Overall, Bonito/Pantanal was a great trip for me and i think the other guys loved it too(...)
The highlight of Bonito was definately the Abyss - this was great and I will always remeber this day.
Aadesh Gosrani - UK