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Bonito is a municipality in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul, located in the Central-West region of the country. One of the most important ecotourism destinations worldwide, among its main attractions are natural landscapes, snorkeling in rivers with crystal-clear waters, waterfalls, caves, caverns, and sinkholes.


The City

This region's lavish fauna and flora include hundreds of species of birds, mammals, and reptiles in an area that blends the Cerrado (a tropical savannah) with the Atlantic Forest. In 2013, Bonito won the Best Destination for Responsible Tourism award among the World Responsible Tourism Awards at the World Travel Market event in London. Bonito's 40 official attractions provide tourists with a wide range of activities.

Founded: October 2, 1948
Area: 4,934 km²
Elevation: 315 m
Number of Airports: 1
Population: 21,047 (2015)



All tours to the natural attractions in Bonito must have an accredited guide specialized in ecotourism. The daily number of visitors is managed by a single-voucher system; these vouchers are purchased through local agencies and advance reservations are essential, especially during high season (vacations and national holidays).

The cost of transportation is not included in the tours – guests may travel in their own car or rental vehicles; alternatively, we can arrange transportation with a driver.