The Pantanal lowlands cover 12 municipalities and present an enormous variety of flora and fauna, with forests, natural sand banks, savannahs, open pasture, fields and bushes. The city Bonito, in the mountain of Bodoquena, has prehistoric caves, natural rivers, waterfalls, swimming pools and the Blue Lake cave. The great concentration of lime in the soil around the area where Bonito is located is responsible for the transparency of the waters and for the existence of a wide variety of geological formations.
The best way to appreciate the local natural features is by going on an adventure tour. The most popular activities include diving in caverns, observing the underwater fauna and walking along trails in the forest. The Pantanal is an ecological paradise right in the heart of Brazil. It is the largest flooded lowland on the planet and the third largest environmental reserve in the world. It displays the largest concentration of neo-tropical fauna, including several endangered species – mammals, reptiles and fish – and it also serves as habitat for an enormous variety of native birds, as well as those migrating from other areas in the Americas.
The Pantanal is one of the best places in Brazil for flora and fauna observation and for fishing. For art lovers travelling to Brazil, Mato Grosso do Sul is where the Campo Grande Film Festival is held. The Campo Grande Film Festival is a film festival held annually in the months of January and February and has been arranged since 2004. It focuses on the independent cinema presenting Brazilian films and foreign films as well. It also presents regional films and short films.
The National Park Chapada dos Guimarães is famous for its gorgeous caves, trails and waterfalls. If you’re into caving, you will not want to miss out on seeing the Caverna Aroe-Jari e Gruta da Lagoa Azul, a series of awesome caves with such natural beauty you’ll be amazed.
It’s a lovely hike with opportunity to see various types of sceneries. There is a huge and impressive cave that looks like a Cathedral. And then there is blue lake a body of water that turns blue in the afternoon when the sun is reflecting on it. Unfortunately though, no swimming is allowed though, but don’t forget to take lots of pictures. It’s stunning!