Bonito is a little town located in the west of Brazil in the state of Moto Grosso do Sul. It’s close to the boarder to Bolivia. Bonito means beautiful in Portuguese, you will understand why once you have been there.
Bonito is famous for its amazing crystal clear fresh water rivers. The visibility in these rivers are over 50 metres in a good clear day. The most popular tour here is snorkelling in these rivers, swimming with the fishes and be amazed by these natural aquariums.
All those pictures were taken with my £60 poor quality underwater camera, but it still looks stunning as its just so beautiful.
11 Nov 2012
Deciding on what to do in Bonito is hard, even you have done your research before hand. I’ve got a lot more information in the hostel. Bonito HI hostel is nice, nice pool and chilling out area. The dorm are in good condition, however the two fans in the room is far not sufficient for the hot weather in Bonito. It’s not easy to sleep at night.
I got up at 630 to get ready for my early morning tour to the blue lake cave. This was not suppose to be the most amazing attraction in Bonito, so I didn’t have high expect ion. But I was still very excited. When I was sorting out my pictures a few mins ago, I was so amazed by how beautiful and spectacular it was.
The blue lake cave is a natural monument and its interior is formed by stalactics, stalagmites and of course the beautiful Blue lake (hence the name). The Blue Lake Cave has a variety of geological formations but it’s the color of the deep blue water that gives it its spectacular view. The guide told us there is tiny blind albino shrimps in the lake, therefore we are not allowed to touch the water…weird.
The reason we had the leave so early in the morning was so that we could catch the early morning sun that shone directly into the cave.
10 Nov 2012
The bus left Foz do Iguazu at 6pm on 9 Nov, and arrived at Campo Grande at 750am (nearly 2 hours longer than what I was told when I bought the ticket). I then took another bus from Campo Grande to Bonito, left at 9am and only arrived at 3pm. My 20 hours bus trip I finally felt I am a real backpacker. Funny enough though I didn’t see any other backpackers on the bus the whole 20 hours.
So left Foz do Iguazu, we headed northwest. The land is so flat, just miles and miles of green field. The soil is red, so very red in some places. I saw one of the most amazing sunset on the bus, the colour was incredible. Unfortunately I’ve only got this picture through the bus window.