Bonito

Travel Guide
Bonito showing snorkelling and a lake or waterhole as well as a small group of people
Adventure sports and wildlife spotting amid striking landscapes help to make the state of Mato Grosso do Sul one of Brazil’s leading ecotourism destinations.

Get ready for a vacation of aquatic adventures, stunning natural beauty and varied wildlife in the Brazilian town of Bonito. This ecotourism center sits nestled within rivers and forests in the southwestern corner of the state of Mato Grosso do Sul. Bonito itself has few attractions but visitors flock here to explore what lies in the town’s immediate environs. Come face to face with multicolored fish on a snorkeling trip, travel deep into caves to admire massive stalagmites, swim in waterfalls and go tubing along river rapids.

Enjoy a wide range of family-friendly activities at day resorts such as Figueira Beach and Formoso River Ecological Park. Go horseback riding, quad biking, scuba diving and snorkeling. Try river tubing, slacklining, stand-up paddleboarding and zip lining. Spot brightly colored fish while swimming in the crystalline waters of the Municipal Baths. Bathe in the pools of seven waterfalls at the Waterfalls Park (Parque das Cachoeiras). Baía Bonita Ecological Reserve offers the chance to snorkel in a river and look for deer and snakes on a nature trail.

Feel dwarfed by huge stalactites and stalagmites at millennia-old caves. Marvel at prehistoric mammal fossils, stone flowers and Blue Lake Cave, where the water turns a piercing blue when the sun's rays hit it. Watch exotic birds fly overhead as you walk deep into eerie São Miguel Cave. Enjoy more snorkeling in pristine waters at the Mysterious Lake, set at the bottom of a sinkhole.

In Bonito’s town center, Public Square is a major social gathering place and location for free concerts. Sit on the lawns with a picnic or dine at restaurants in the surrounding streets. Learn about aquatic animals native to the region at Aquário de Bonito. Get the opportunity to handle a boa constrictor at the Jibóia Project.

Reach Bonito by catching long-distance buses from Campo Grande, Corumbá and Miranda. Almost all attractions are accessible via organized tours only. Dozens of tour operators line Rua Coronel Pilad Rebuá and charge the same prices for each tour and attraction. Spaces are limited so book well in advance, especially from December to February, during Easter and in July.

Where to stay in Bonito

Wetiga Hotel
Wetiga Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Rua Cel. Pilad Rebuá, 679, Bonito, MS, 79290-000
The price is £66 per night from 29 Jun to 30 Jun
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Bonito. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in their ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (173 reviews)
"Great location, staff was very friendly too. The room was spacious, and AC worked amazingly well! Breakfast was good too. My only few downsides to this hotel was the bathroom cleanliness was very poor, and no enforcement of moose from other guests. There was a group of people literally singing by ..."

Reviewed on 23 Dec 2019

Wetiga Hotel
Pousada Arte da Natureza
Pousada Arte da Natureza
4 out of 5
Rua Santana do Paraiso, 1027, Bonito, MS, 79290-000
Stay at this 4-star hotel in Bonito. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in their reviews. Popular ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (129 reviews)
Muito bom, com ressalvas
"Estrutura top na cidade, com destaque para as piscinas e os quartos com piscina na varanda. Peça apenas no fraco café da manhã, no tamanho muito pequeno dos quartos quádruplos & na ausência quase total de espreguiçadeiras com sombra em todas as áreas de piscina."

Reviewed on 26 Jan 2022

Pousada Arte da Natureza
Zagaia Eco Resort
Zagaia Eco Resort
3.5 out of 5
Rodovia Bonito - Três Morros, Km 0, Zona Rural, Bonito, MS, 79290-000
Stay at this 3.5-star family-friendly resort in Bonito. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast in their reviews. Popular ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (156 reviews)
"Very peaceful location, very friendly and helpful staff, and a number of on-site activities. The bird feeding site was amazing. The food was ok and the fitness centre requires updating. Very central location to a number of eco-activities and the town of Bonito. Well worth the drive to escape any ..."

Reviewed on 25 Sep 2021

Zagaia Eco Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Bonito Residencial Flat
Bonito Residencial Flat
3 out of 5
Rua Vinte e Quatro de Fevereiro 2157, Centro, Bonito, MS, 79290-000
Stay at this 3-star apartment in Bonito. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a 24-hour front desk. Popular attractions Liberty Square and Jiboia Project are located ...
5/5 Exceptional! (15 reviews)
Ótimo Flat
"Ótimo lugar com custo benefício excelente para região."

Reviewed on 23 Feb 2020

Bonito Residencial Flat
Apart Hotel Flats
Apart Hotel Flats
3 out of 5
Rua Nelson Felício Dos Santos, 605 -, Centro, 79290-00, Bonito, Brasil, Bonito, MS, 79290-000
Stay at this 3-star aparthotel in Bonito. Enjoy air conditioning. Popular attractions Liberty Square and Jiboia Project are located nearby. Discover genuine ...
Apart Hotel Flats
Beautiful house, refinement, warmth and good taste - Centro de Bonito!
Beautiful house, refinement, warmth and good taste - Centro de Bonito!
Bonito, MS
Stay at this holiday home in Bonito. Enjoy a water park, WiFi and on-site parking. Popular attractions Liberty Square and Jiboia Project are located nearby. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (2 reviews)
Atendeu perfeitamente aos propósitos da viagem.
"Boa estrutura e localização, adequada para suporte e apoio aos passeios em Bonito. O imóvel está bem equipado para quem deseja passar momentos agradáveis em família. A estrutura comum como piscina e espaço gourmet estão adequados, ressalvas apenas para a qualidade da água da piscina que não estava ..."

Reviewed on 19 Nov 2019

Beautiful house, refinement, warmth and good taste - Centro de Bonito!
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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