Location: Hotel Santa Esmeralda is a boutique hotel with bungalows located in the middle of pure nature, 17 km away from Bonito, in the state of Mato Grosso Sul, Brazil. The inn is placed on the banks of Formoso River. The river is pristine, transparent and full of fish. Bonito is a region rich in waterfalls, caves, crystal clear rivers, offering many attractions and sightseeing.
How to get here: Fly to Bonito (BYO) or to Campo Grande (CGR). The pousada located 16 km from Bonito.
Structure: Hotel Santa Esmeralda has 19 comfortable suites, ideal for both families and couples. All units come with split air conditioning, TV, minibar, hair dryer and balcony with hammock that provide the privileged view of the fields and forests. One unit is adapted for people with special needs.
Why staying here: Lots of nature – no people! A great place to relax at your own pace, without queues and crowds. The pousada is located around 15 min away by car from the most popular sights in Bonito, so you can still do daily trips to the nearby attractions and then come back for a delicious dinner. Should you decide to explore the grounds, there is plenty to do just a short walk away. A variety of activities are easily accessible on site, allowing for the perfect balance between relaxation and adventure, from floating in the river, paddling, kayaking, swimming, or simply relaxing. You have plenty of chances to see local wildlife here as well, without having to go to far, while hiking in the forest or while visiting the river island.
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If you are an active family, loving nature and fun activities such as horse riding, canoeing, wildlife walks – this 8-day trip would take you on an adventure to the Pantanal and Bonito. In the Pantanal you will have a chance to meet many unique species of animals, reptiles and birds as well as discover freshwater diving and snorkelling – fantastic holiday with the whole family. Some of the wildlife species found in the Pantanal are the marsh and pampas deer, the capybara, caimans, howler monkey, the tapir, anteater, peccaries, toucans, jabiru stork, the hyacinth, yellow and red macaws and a hundred of other birds.View full itinerary