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Recanto Ecologico Rio da Prata

Address: Rodovia BR 267 Km 518 | Rural Area, Bonito, State of Mato Grosso do Sul 79290000, Brazil
Phone Number: +55(67)8403-5204
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Ranked #2 of 21 Attractions in Bonito
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks, Zoos & Aquariums
Owner description: Snorkeling in crystal clear waters! The ecotourism operation at Recanto Ecologico Rio da Prata...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks, Zoos & Aquariums
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
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.
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Luanda, Angola
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The recanto is very well geared for tourism. It´s organized and has clean bathrooms and changing facilities and t the groups are still intimate. You can dive or snorkel in the Rio Plata and then the Mysterious lake (so called because no one knows how deep it is-just that it´s over 250 meters) (Note the Mysterious Lake is usually closed... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This is the main reason that people come to Mato Grosso do Sul! You come to see the crystal clear waters of Rio da Prata! What an unbelievable experience! The staff were friendly but there was not enough staff on hand to train us well in English to snorkel. You may find yourself waiting for the next group so that... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Floating down the river with Sergio was a wonderful experience. The farm is very well kept, we spent a lovely time relaxing in our hummock. The only negative point was the buffet which could be improved (the meat was quite hard although we arrived early).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I came here for a day trip from Bonito while travelling through on an Intrepid tour. The hotel kindly booked a car transfer (R$136) for us from Bonito to Rio da Prata (we stopped at the sinkhole on the way to view macaws in the wild, I also highly recommend this!!). The diving was well organised with an English speaking... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Rio da Prata is like swimming in an aquarium. The area is protected from fishing and pollution, and guests are even prohibited from wearing sunscreen or bug spray, in order to preserve the clean water. The visibility is insane and the river is teeming with small and large fish. Highly recommend.

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Berg
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Sure, it's not cheap but then nothing is in Bonito. Rio da Prata is definitely worth every penny. I've done this tour several times going along with tourist groups I was guiding through Brasil. You walk 30 minutes through the forest and then float for about 2 hours in the cristal clear water. Most times you'll be able to spot... More 

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Munich, Germany
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This tour was my absolutely most favorite in Bonito as snorkeling experience is just too great than anywhere else in Bonito. Though all Bonito snorkeling is great but this one was best.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

For many years I have been visiting the Rio da Prata and everytime again I'm totally convinced by the quality of the overall experience. Allthough hundreds of people visit the river you never feel the crowd. The managment does an excellent job in keeping small groups sepparated from each other. And there's much more than just the river and it's... More 

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Lisbon
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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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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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