Map of Mato Grosso do Sul

Mato Grosso do Sul travel guide

Located in the central west of Brazil, Mato Grosso do Sul occupies the southern part of the spectacular and world famous Pantanal. Another star attraction in the state is Bonito, which is a very famous ecotourism destination in Brazil. The main gateways into the southern Pantanal are state capital Campo Grande, Miranda, Corumbá and Aquidauana.

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Mato Grosso do Sul tourism information

Mato Grosso do Sul occupies the southern part of the Pantanal that makes up for two thirds of this world famous tourist attraction. It is one of the biggest wetlands on the planet and is especially famous for its wide range of wildlife. Tourists interested in ecotourism travel to the Pantanal from all over the world to observe wildlife including species such as anacondas, caimans (alligator), snakes, capybaras, macaws and jaguars. Spread out across 200 000 km2, the area offers an incredibly biodiversity with thousands of species and is a must visit area for anyone interested in the very best of ecotourism in Brazil. There are plenty of tours and daytrips available for exploring the natural wonders of the Pantanal.

Bonito is the second most famous tourist attraction in Mato Grosso do Sul and is one of the most famous ecotourism destinations in Brazil. As the name implies, it is simply a truly beautiful area and is blessed with spectacular nature and enjoys from some amazingly beautiful caves, rivers and waterfalls. The trademark of Bonito is the crystal clear water in its rivers, a phenomenon that is created by the high concentration of lime in the water. A popular activity here is to float in the rivers and watch the marine life in an aquarium-like setting due to the extremely clear waters. The most famous cave in Bonito is “Lago Azul” which with its peculiar blue water is an amazing sight.

How to get here

There is three airports in Mato Grosso do Sul: Campo Grande International Airport, Corumbá and the Ponta Porá airport. You can discuss more about flying to this state in the forum and you can also visit the flight guide for more info.

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