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Recanto Ecologico Rio da Prata

Rodovia BR 267 Km 518 | Rural Area, Bonito, State of Mato Grosso do Sul 79290000, Brazil
+55(67)8403-5204
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Ranked #2 of 25 Attractions in Bonito
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Aquariums
Owner description: Snorkeling in crystal clear waters! The ecotourism operation at Recanto Ecologico Rio da Prata follows the principles for sustainability. The tour is... more » Owner description: Snorkeling in crystal clear waters! The ecotourism operation at Recanto Ecologico Rio da Prata follows the principles for sustainability. The tour is developed within a RPPN - Private Reserve of Natural Heritage. Elected the Best Tourist Attraction of Brazil in 2008 and 2009 by readers of Brazil's most respected Travel Guide - Guia 4 Rodas, the ranch also received awards for its environmental projects and social responsibility. Main tour: Trail and Snorkeling. After the tour a regional lunch is served. Optional tours: Horseback riding, Birdwatching and Scuba Diving. « less
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Lisbon
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

In Bonito all activities are very expensive and this one is also a little expensive. As I had never been in a river with crystal water as Rio Prata I enjoyed a lot this experience. You spend about 2 hours and half in the activity and you can see a lot of fishes swimming next to you. I don't have... More

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Castellon de la Plana, Spain
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

A must if you go to Bonito. A bit pricey, but service, facilities and guides are top notch. Flotation in Rio Prata must be the first in the list, and Lagoa Misteriosa is also nice for diving lovers. Don´t miss it!

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

At first I was a little unsure due to increased cost of what is now $240 Reais. It was an amazing experience that you won't find elsewhere easily. The company has some important rules on the dos and donts to preserve the environment which was appreciated. I would recommend this crystal clear blue oasis with a range of fish species.... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I stayed in the place walking around and seeing the projects they have to recycle garbage. Very interesting place and great lunch with ingredients from the same farm. The only down side was that they don't speak English too much and my husband and I don't speak too much Portuguese. Otherwise we had a nice time there.

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SP-Brazil
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Great experience - company is concerned about best environmental practices & provide great experience - clean neoprene clothes and rubber boots were provided, great walk to the river, knowledgeable and friendly tour guide (Joao), good food and amazing floating amongst big (yes, big) fishes...

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Sao Paulo, SP
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65 reviews 65 reviews
20 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Very nice place and good food. The river is definitely interesting, but somehow it doesn't match all the things that was told about it before. Still a good daytrip though.

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Haarlemmerliede, The Netherlands
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

It was a rainy day, but lucky us the fishes didn't had a problem with this ! The staff was enthousiast and provided us wetsuits and shoes. They took their time to explain what to expect and what was allowed. It was a great snorkeling experience in a smoothly paste. The lunch provided was very nice !

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Zurich
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Snorkeling in crystal clear waters surrounded by a lot of big fish, it really feels like being in a giant aquarium. It's well worth renting the underwater camera they have on offer or bring your own. We made tons of pictures! Just be aware that the whole tour takes about four hours, so if your departure time is around lunchtime... More

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Bogota, Colombia
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10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013 via mobile

If you want to dive in a cristal clear rivrer and see BIG fish drive 1hr and get there. Trynto swim at noon when the sun is high !! If possible also dive at lagoa misteriosa..

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Zurich
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

This was a unique experience. We went to the fazenda where the river is located and were equipped with neoprene, mask and snorkel. Then there is a short drive and a walk before you can join the fish...and you'll want to stay there. The water is crystal clear and the fish are big. Included, was a meal à discrétion, which... More

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