Bonito is a place where nature is still intact, offering a wide variety of ecosystems and is the number one destination for ecotourism in Brazil. Few places in the world have kept so pure and generous nature. Bonito is a unique place, where pristine forests coexist with diverse fauna and freshwater rivers.
Located in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, the city of Bonito and its neighbour, Bodoquena have a national park that contains some of the most fascinating natural water recreation areas in the world. A small paradise just south of the southern Pantanal.
Visiting Bonito means experiencing unforgettable moments in harmony with nature at its simplest and most beautiful form. Hundreds of waterfalls, lakes and crystal clear rivers, more than 80 caves (dry and flooded), and endless species of fish and other wildlife are some of the attractions of the place. Furthermore, Bonito has an easy access.
The main activity is snorkeling in the large freshwater crystal clear rivers and lakes, where a large variety of fish swim peacefully among visitors in a dazzling display of color and movement. Snorkeling, diving, light rafting, rappelling, horseback riding, caving, mountain biking and hiking are just some of the fun things to do in Bonito.
The most famous site in the region is the Blue Lake Cave, impressive because of its geological formations and its blue colored water . This cave has attracted the attention of tourists and researchers from all over the world. Sunbeams dot the lake, producing a spectacle of breathtaking beauty.
Both the roof and lower caves are full of speleological formations of different shapes and sizes. The bottom of the cave houses prehistoric skeletons of a giant sloth and a saber-toothed tiger.