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Bonito, in the State of Mato Grosso do Sul, is one of the main destinations for ecotourism and adventure tourism in Brazil. Situated in Serra da Bodoquena, the city is 300 km from the State capital (Campo Grande) and has good access by road. In the crystal clear waters of its rivers, the colors of the fish make for an incredible contrast with the intense green of the native forest.

In Bonito, attractions such as the Grutas do Lago Azul e do Mimoso (Grottos of the Blue Lake and the Mimoso), the Aquário Natural (Natural Aquarium),and the Sucuri river stand out for their beauty and provide ample contact with nature and a distinct peacefulness. Rafting, floating in the small natural lakes, trees, waterfalls, grottos, trails and diving are some of the the many leisure options in the region.

You can visit the city at any time of the year, but the ideal period is between the months of December and March, during the rainy season. During this period, the flora and fauna proliferate, the levels of the rivers increase and the waterfalls have strong,abundant waters.

The Anhumas abyss, a cave 23 km away, is another attraction of Bonito. For certified divers, the abyss offers the right to dive to 18 more meters. Autonomous scuba diving reveals new images, light and all the spaciousness of one of the most wonderful caves on the planet.

The local fauna, rich and expressive, is composed of numerous bird species such as harpy eagles, king vultures, macaws, toucans, curassows, and of other animals such as anteaters, armadillos, cougars, maned wolves, deer, small foxes and a huge number of invertebrate species. Fish is obviously an important part of the local gastronomy: the pacu is the most sought after and can be served stewed, fried or grilled, accompanied by a delicious banana farofa (a Brazilian side dish made of toasted cassava flour).

Plane/ airport
Access by air can be made by Campo Grande Airport, capital of the State, which receives flights from Santa Cruz de la Sierra. There is also the possibility of arriving in Bonito by air taxi.
Road (bus)
From Campo Grande, you can get to Bonito by the highways BR-262 and the BR-060.

Personal or Rental Vehicles

From Cuiabá, you can take a bus to Bonito, which is about 300 km from the capital.

Personal or Rental Vehicles

You can rent a car in Bonito to drive around the city.

You can hire a transfer or vans to get to Bonito. Find more information on the website of the Government of Mato Grosso do Sul.

Bonito City Hall

Bonito Department of Tourism

The area code (DDD) for Bonito is 67.


Emergency (Samu): 192
Bonito Department of Tourism: +55 (67) 3255-2160
Bonito City Hall: +55 (67) 3255-1351

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