Utterly unrivalled in its natural beauty, Bonito is a prized spot for eco-tourism in the south east of Brazil. Beyond the one-street town, prepare to be truly awe struck as you discover the treasures of Serra da Bodoquena national park, an expansive area dedicated to guiding regional sustainability and environmental conservation. Dense, lush forests filled with precious and protected flora and fauna – including jaguars and cougars - are intersected by crystalline rivers leading to tranquil caves and plummeting waterfalls. Take a fascinating guided tour through this unique landscape, spot the glorious wildlife that the park seeks to protect, get lost in charming hidden caves, or swim, dive, kayak, or abseil as you make the most of this pristine natural playground.
A treasured destination on the ecotourism map, Bonito lies among the spectacular Serra da Bodoquena national park, comprising a staggering 77,000 hectares of lush forests, striking waterfalls and crystalline rivers. Created in the year 2000 with the aim to preserve natural ecosystems of great ecological prominence, the park allows for crucial scientific research, conservation of species and education about this precious environment. It also provides a truly unique tourist experience surrounded by stunning, unspoiled scenery; soak up this awe-inspiring landscape with the guarantee that your visit has minimum impact on the flora and fauna.
Crystal Clear Water
Whilst the entirety of the national park is truly breathtaking, the water features are particularly alluring, providing hours of fun against a beautiful backdrop. Glide through sun-dappled lakes into charming caves, frolic beneath magnificent waterfalls, or feel the thrill as you abseil down them. Kayak along crystal-clear rivers surrounded by lush forest, float down the gentle rapids of Rio Fomoso, or marvel at hundreds of species of striking underwater flora and fauna, as you snorkel beneath the perfect blue surface.
Beautiful Bonito’s hot summer falls between November and March and, on average, the warmest month is March. However, summer is also rainy season, with November seeing the highest level of precipitation. June and July are the driest months, as well as the coolest. Despite this, temperatures remain mild year-round: the average annual maximum temperature is around 27°C, whilst the average minimum is 16°C.
These figures show monthly average maximum temperatures and monthly average rainfall for Bonito.
Flights to Bonito are available via Sao Paulo from London Heathrow. Flights to Sao Paulo take approximately 10 hours, 55 minutes, while the connecting flight to Bonito takes approximately 2 hours, 35 minutes.
Travelling With Children or Without an Adult
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