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Balneário Municipal de Bonito

Tour Details

Balneário Municipal de Bonito is a leisure area that is located on the banks of the Formoso River. In all, there is a 300-meter long swimming area in the main river of the municipality of Bonito, in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul. This is a destination for relaxation and refreshment!

During the tour at the Balneário Municipal, the visitor can enjoy the whole structure of the place, which includes a barbecue area, volleyball and sand soccer courts, parking lot, restaurants, and changing rooms, besides doing several activities in the middle of nature, such as diving and flotation.

Visitation at Balneário Municipal de Bonito is free, with an easy degree of difficulty. There are no age restrictions, as there are swimming areas suitable for children, the elderly, and people with physical disabilities.

In addition, Balneário Municipal de Bonito is one of the most affordable tours in the city. Besides being recommended for all ages, the place is close to the center of Bonito and has a very affordable price compared to the options available in the region, especially in the less visited periods of the year.

?? 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.

? Main attractions and things to do during the tour

The main attraction of Balneário Municipal de Bonito (MS) is the Formoso River. It has crystal clear blue-green waters, where visitors can dive freely with hundreds of fish of various colors and sizes.

Although only a small part of the river passes through the Municipal Balneário, in all it is more than 100 km long - and has a very rich aquatic life. The river is born in the city of Rio Pomba and passes through the municipalities of Aracitaba, Tabuleiro, and Santos Dumont.

Anyone can bathe in Rio Formoso, even if they cannot swim, since the river banks are shallow. However, the deepest part is where the greatest amount of fish are found, especially in the late afternoon and on hot days.

During the dive, visitors can use life jackets and snorkel (own or rented) to get a closer look at the fish and take pictures. It is also possible to float down the river and get to know the regions where the current is stronger.

Balneário Municipal de Bonito, MS, also has a barbecue area. There are barbecue grills where visitors can bring and prepare their food.

However, the place is usually very busy, even during off-peak periods. Therefore, it is necessary to arrive early and rent a grill right at the entrance.

Animal Diversity in the Balneário Municipal

The crystalline waters of the river are home to many fish. The main species that live there are the piraputangas and the dourados, typical of the state of Mato Grosso do Sul.

The fish are very docile and are already accustomed to visitors. Therefore, they swim calmly among people and eat from your hands. Even the kiosks in the region sell fish food.

In Balneário Municipal de Bonito there are also capuchin monkeys in the forest on the banks of the river. They usually interact with visitors. You are allowed to feed them, but only with fruit.

In addition, the region is also home to some birds, such as macaws.

Tours to go with Balneário

Bosque das Águas

It is on the banks of the Rio Formoso, has 6 access decks to the river, and is great for people of all ages.

Balneário do Sol

Here you will swim in natural pools or the Rio Formoso. The tour also provides intense contact with nature.

St. Matthew's Grotto (Gruta São Mateus)

Contemplative tour inside a cave, with incredible rock formations. A nature's work of art.

Eco Park Porto da Ilha

A wonderful environmental conservation area that provides incredible experiences, full of excitement, and lots of contact with nature.

Projeto Jibóia

Ideal for those who enjoy environmental education and want to know more about the boa constrictor. In the end, you can even take a selfie with the snake.

How does it work?

When you arrive at Balneário Municipal, hand in your voucher at the entrance.

Once you have access, you can enjoy the entire structure throughout the day, with no maximum length of stay. Remember that the place is open daily from 08:00 to 17:00. The activity timetable must be respected.

For food, you can go straight to the available snack bars and restaurants.

If you are going to rent any items (snorkel, Go Pro camera, etc), they are negotiated directly at the pickup locations.

Where is it?

Balneário Municipal de Bonito is located at Rua Coronel Pilad Rebuá, 1780, in the city of Bonito, MS.

The distance from the center of Bonito to Balneário Municipal is 6 km. On average, by car, the trip takes about 15 minutes.

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


What to bring?

See our recommendation of what to bring to the Balneário Municipal


Slipper with rubber sole

Insect repellent

Swimwear (swimsuit, bikini or swimwear).

Snorkel and diving mask (can be rented on site).

Waterproof camera (GoPro)

Light clothing (dress or shorts and shirt).

Bath towel.

Cash and debit and credit cards




Pay attention to these recommendations

Tour Duration: free during the opening hours of the Municipal Balneário.

Hours of operation: every day, from 8am to 5pm (including outside the peak visitation period).

Restrictions: The tour is free for all ages and there are no restrictions for people with physical disabilities.

Food: is not included in the entrance fee. However, Balneário Municipal de Bonito has snack bars, restaurants, and an ice cream parlor where visitors can buy food. In addition, you are allowed to bring food and drinks, provided they are not in glass containers.

Transportation: is not included in the ticket price, but shared or private transportation can be arranged separately.

Usage rules: fishing or taking glass containers and packages is not allowed. On rainy days the tour may be canceled, because the crystal clear waters lose their beauty and become turbid, even offering risks to visitors.



See the structure that the tour offers

Smoking area

Volleyball, soccer and sand court


Barbecue grill


Wheelchair access and adapted bathrooms



Restaurant, snack bar, ice cream parlor



Optional services: diving equipment rental, such as waterproof machine, snorkel, mask, life jacket, barbecue grills, and lockers.


Included Items

These items are included


Volleyball and soccer area


Dressing Room

Rest Area


Admission for children up to two years old: no entrance fee, only consumption.

High Season

Adults and children

Low Season

Adults and children

Entrance fee for residents of Bonito (MS): no entrance fee, only consumption (proof of residence is required).

What they are saying about

Balneário Municipal de Bonito


Balneário Wonderful PUBLIC. River and sunbathing like in a big water park, but very popular and real here. Place for simple meal. One of the best walks in Bonito. Congratulations to the city administration and its inhabitants. You have to buy a ticket before you go at a travel agency.

Thaddeus Jungle


One of the best walks in Bonito. Close to the city center and maintained by the city government. A large and well wooded place with a river of clear water and full of fish. There you can get a general idea of what Bonito is all about. There are two restaurants on site that provide food and snacks for all tastes. If you are unsure of what to visit in Bonito and want to see fish, go to Balneário Municipal.

Paulo Edson


It is the most cost-effective tour in Bonito. If you can, go on a weekday and arrive early. There are many fish, even Dourado!

Dario Kacuk

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