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Balneário do Sol

Tour Details

On the banks of Formoso River, 12 km from the capital of Mato Grosso do Sul, Balneário do Sol (Bonito) is an excellent opportunity to get to know the whole structure of the place, including the barbecue pits, the volleyball and sand soccer courts, game room, playground, restaurant, bar, snack bar, and kiosks.

It is still possible to bring your food for the barbecue, photograph the animals - such as llamas, monkeys, agoutis, and buffalos - and still appreciate the scenic beauty of the Balneário do Sol scenery, surrounded by cerrado vegetation.

Besides these attractions, the visitor can still enjoy the crystalline waters of its swimming pool, the diversity of fish - such as piraputangas, curimbas, and dourados -, the beautiful waterfalls, and can rent equipment such as life jackets.

The tour along the Rio Formoso is recommended for all ages and there is no specific time to visit.

?? Attention, tourist!

Due to the conservation of Bonito's many natural wonders, there are a limited number of places to access the city's tours.

Knowing this, do not waste time: it is essential to prepare the itinerary of your trip as soon as possible.

? Free activities, such as sand soccer, on the banks of the Rio Formoso

There are many free activities for children and adults on Balneário do Sol (Bonito), as the tour has a great local structure for the best experience for the tourist.

One of the most famous activities is sand soccer, but there is much more to do on the banks of the Rio Formoso.

People of all ages, couples, friends, or family can enjoy this part of Bonito/MS and enjoy the nature and activity options, such as:

  • Volleyball courts.
  • Sand soccer.
  • Playground.
  • Tyrolean.
  • Barbecue.
  • Game room (including pool).
  • Giant chess.
  • Biribol.
  • Trampoline.
  • Natural pools.

The possibility to enjoy all this excitement in Balneário do Sol is included in the ticket prices, both in low and high seasons, for adults or children.

More tips for the tour in Balneário do Sol

  • Consider bringing good moisturizers for your body and hair, as the rivers are rich in limestone and magnesium, leaving skin and hair drier.
  • It is also not advisable to drink the water from rivers, due to the laxative effect of limestone and magnesium.
  • Use offline GPS and a paper local map if you want to travel by car on your own.
  • Take into account the best time to travel to Balneário do Sol in Bonito/MS, because in times of heavy rainfall some activities are canceled.

Rides to go with Balneário do Sol

boa constrictor project

Here you can have your picture taken with a real boa constrictor and learn more about this snake species.

municipal spa of bonito

Several activities are available to enjoy, as well as transparent waters to admire and take beautiful pictures of.

figueira beach

Ecotouristic complex with a lagoon of more than 60 thousand m², flotation activities, and lots of fun.

Barra do Sucuri

Enjoy the ride in the crystalline waters of the Sucuri River, very close to nature and with beautiful scenery.

são mateus grotto

Contemplative tour inside a beautiful cave, where you can admire rock formations unlike any other in Bonito.

? High Season Calendar in Balneário do Sol

The high season in Balneário do Sol coincides with the festivities of the year and school vacations. See below:

  • New Year.
  • Holy Week/Easter.
  • Tiradentes.
  • School vacations ? July and December.
  • Our Lady of Aparecida.
  • Proclamation of the Republic.

Where to eat well in Balneário do Sol/Bonito?

There are good gastronomic options in both Bonito/MS and Balneário do Sol. In general, these are typically regional, homemade foods, such as a variety of fish, including piraputanga, traíra, and pacu.

For those who are looking to innovate in their dishes, an alligator is a common delicacy in Bonito and is served in several establishments. For the curious, the reptile's meat resembles fish or chicken.

The best of Pantanal cuisine you can find on farms during the tours through Bonito/MS, such as Boca da Onça and Rio Formoso Ecological Park.

As for restaurants, there is the oldest in town: Restaurante Tapera. Besides them, others may please with their good service and good food, such as:

  • Pantanal Grill.
  • Juanita.
  • João's House.
  • Zapi Zen.


For those seeking refreshment in this place with ice cream of different flavors, there is Delícias do Cerrado. You can try ice cream and popsicles made with kaki, taperebá, watermelon, and other exotic flavors.

On the other hand, if you don't want to pay to eat at the restaurants in Balneário do Sol, you can bring your own food and prepare the barbecue with all the structure already included in the ticket price.

Where is it?

Balneário do Sol is on the banks of the Formoso River, 12 km from the center of Bonito/MS, which is about 24 minutes from Matheus Muller Avenue.

How to get there?

To get to Balneário do Sol, tourists can either land at the Bonito/MS airport or the Campo Grande airport, 300 km from Bonito.

Because it is more economical, people prefer to travel through the Campo Grande airport. Then just rent a car (recommended option), take a bus at the bus station or a shared transfer that leaves directly from the airport.

The transportation is not private but shared with other people traveling to Bonito/MS as well.


What to bring?

See our recommendation of what to bring!


Insect repellent

Water bottle (it is very hot on the banks of Rio Formoso, so staying hydrated is essential).

Body and hair moisturizers.


Clean, dry towels.


Light clothing.

Diving shoes or closed shoes.

Comfortable slippers.

Photo camera (if waterproof, even better).



Pay attention to these recommendations

Free duration

Distance: 12 km away from the center of Bonito.

Free for all ages.



See the structure that the tour offers


Toilets adapted for the disabled

Rest Area

Smoking area




Restaurant, snack bar, bar and kiosk

Souvenir Shop


Accident insurance.


Included Items

These items are included

Day use at Balneário do Sol (you can enjoy the whole infrastructure of the place, all day long)

Lunch, snacks, drinks and rental of equipment (life jackets and nets) are optional


High Season

Adults: R$80

Children: R$40

Low Season

Adults: R$80

Children: R$40

Note that there is no difference between traveling in low or high season to Balneário do Sol ? at least, not in the entrance fee.

If you don't want to miss any attraction in Balneário do Sol, book your trip between the months of May and August. Despite the low temperature, the place looks stunning, with more crystalline rivers and plenty of fish.

But, if you prefer to enjoy high temperatures in Bonito, even to enjoy the pool in Balneário do Sol, be there between December and March. Although there is the risk of heavy rains that force some tours to be canceled, you can enjoy the beautiful waterfalls when they are full and still be lucky enough to take a walk through the verdant forest.

For more information about tickets and reservations, contact us by email or WhatsApp and speak to one of Roteiro Bonito MS's experts.

What they are saying about

Balneário do Sol


It was our first walk in bonito and we were already amazed with so much beauty. At the entrance there are some animals that my little kids already loved. A large place with lots of shade, chairs and tables, a small shop, restaurant, zip line and trampoline. Pleasant water temperature. I only found the portions small compared to other places. You can take your cooler with drinks which helps a lot at the end of the bill, I didn't know that and I spent a lot more lol. In the end we left very happy and satisfied.

Ieda Serafim


Place rich in natural beauty and,with a good structure of restaurant and kiosks! Great for those who go in groups or with family! Could improve the service.



Beautiful place to spend an afternoon. River with very transparent water and great temperature. The place has good infrastructure

Denis Campos

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