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Bonito is bonito in the real sense of the word , meaning : beautifull.....
And if you visit Pantanal you cannot , you must not miss Bonito because it's right "next door" to the South... It's a romantic, wild and adventurous place and I spent a few wonderful and busy days there , descending into caves , visiting a phenomenon where the land suddenly collapsed and left a "big round hole" ( see picture ) which was taken over by wild red green macaws ( never seen so many in one spot ) , scuba diving in one river , letting the current of the other river take me downstream while snorkeling and observing monster fish , some of them about 1meter long , visiting many of the most beautifull waterfalls ( they're all over ) and also having dinner at various nice restaurants , slurping occasionally my piranha soup.... ( just a fish soup anyway....). Camila went further and ate jacare..... not my type of food but supposedly tasting like chicken....


One big attraction is this cave , the "Blue Lake Cave" that goes down deep into the rocks and features a lake lit by sunlight way down at the bottom.....
The descent is somewhat precarious , the ascent exhausting but this is what Bonito is about too.... Keeping or getting you fit and in form......


As mentioned before , water sports just as scuba diving , snorkeling , swimming in rivers , jumping from branches high up in the trees into the river below ( jumping from about 10 meters high...) , taking showers under waterfalls and more are Bonitos great attractions.... We were there in July ( that's winter here ) but the water temperatures were just right and all the rivers cristal clear and clean..... With extremely good vision.....

A place I can only recommend and where I'll visit again for sure.....

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Lots of activities , great landscape and flora
  • Cons:Thinking hard..... No cons.. the place is almost perfect
  • In a nutshell:A little paradise , gentle nature , great waters
  • Last visit to Bonito: Jul 2003
  • Intro Updated Nov 19, 2006
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  • mircaskirca's Profile Photo
    Jul 9, 2007 at 1:01 AM

    Bonito e muito bonito mesmo! As cachoeiras ficam perto da Estancia Mimosa, fui la, tbm vi araras no mesmo lugar :) Gostei omergulho no Rio da Prata e Balneario Municipal achei muito engracado, sobretudo tiraleza! :)

  • 850prc's Profile Photo
    Jun 23, 2007 at 3:31 PM

    those clay licks are amazing, aren't they? We visited one in Peru and it was awe-inspiring.

  • gilabrand's Profile Photo
    Jul 4, 2006 at 10:30 AM

    Great parrot phone!

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Dec 3, 2005 at 11:05 AM

    wonderful place and I want a phoneboot like that, but which one??good stuff.


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