Corumbá is a city in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, on the border of Brazil and Bolivia, near Paraguay and Argentina. This privileged location grants the city a mixture that reflects on its culture, such as the taste for tango and art noveau architecture. A gateway to Pantanal, Corumbá has attractions specially tailored for this touristic attraction. Starting with the gastronomic specialties, such as piranha broth and alligator tail meat. The visitation spaces also follow the Pantanal theme. The Cultural Institute Luis de Albuquerque has in its collec-tion stuffed animals, pieces from indigenous tribes and objects from the first explorers of the biome – a group of living beings in a certain area. The Pantanal biome covers the states of Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul. The Pantanal History Museum presents the history of how men arrived in the region, and keeps a collection of sounds and images that make you feel as if you are genuinely at the locations. In addition, the Pantanal Nature Station shows 3D models and images of the main species that inhabit the area.

One of the most sought out places is the Casario do Porto, declared a cultural landmark by the National Historic and Artistic Heritage Institute (IPHAN). Another equally popular option is Casa do Artesão, which sells products in leather, wood, pottery as well as liquors and appetizers.

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Bonito is also worth the visit, as it is one of the main ecotourism and adventure destinations in Brazil, located 300 km from Campo Grande. In its clear waters, the fishes’ colors contrast with the deep green of the local woods.

The main touristic attraction in Corumbá is the Pantanal. You can go on an incredible journey through the Parkway. It’s 120 km of dirt road, 87 wooden bridges and a ferry across the Paraguai river between Buraco das Piranhas and Corumbá. On the way you can see numerous wild animals.

The Pantanal farms are also a fantastic attraction. There are also boat-hotels for amateur fishing, which offer comfort and convenience.


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