Found to the south of the Pantanal, the busy Bonito area is famous for its lively town, clear springs, limestone caves and snorkelling in limpid rivers full of fish. A little further south, Jardim, a sleepier town, is a bit closer to the sites of interest for the serious naturalist. Those attractions include plentiful giant anteater, white-lipped peccary, toco toucan and tapir, and two major spectacles: the Hole of the Macaws and the Rio da Prata (Silver River). The former consists of 100 or so red-and-green macaws in a 120m-deep limestone sinkhole, and the latter involves snorkelling above thousands of fish in a crystal-clear river: truly unique wildlife experiences.
Highlights of Brazil
Bonito and Jardim