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Balneário Refúgio da Barra

Tour Details

Balneário Refúgio da Barra is located in Bonito (Mato Grosso do Sul), the national capital of ecotourism, and is a tour for you to dive into the waters of the Formoso River, but also the rich biodiversity of the region.

Strategically located on the most pristine stretch of the Rio Formoso, the resort allows you to enjoy a complete period of tranquility, contact with nature, relaxation, and family fun.

For this, the Refúgio da Barra provides infrastructure so that all worries are left outside and you can devote yourself to enjoying your moment of fullness and rest, recharge your batteries, and get ready for the next adventure.

In the restaurant, typical dishes and portions are served in the a la carte system, and the bar offers a menu of drinks that will also please you.

In addition, visitors have changing rooms, restrooms, and a rest area to feel the peace of Bonito nature between dives.

For families with children, relaxation is also a constant, after all, the Balneário Refúgio da Barra has a pool for the little ones, right next to the deck, reducing risks and making it easier to watch them.

?? 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.

? Options for all tastes

The clear waters of the resort are due to the choice of the most crystalline stretch of Rio Formoso, which is a continuous invitation to enjoy swimming and 200 meters of the bathing area between two incredible decks, diving or free-floating, and observing the underwater life.

And here's a tip: if you have a snorkel, this may be the time to use it.

With areas of greater and lesser depths, at each location in the river, you will find different plants, fish, and shoals to delight in.

However, Balneário Refugio da Barra offers a Stand-Up Paddle tour, not included in the ticket, for those who want to travel a long stretch of the Rio Formoso with a privileged view and in an adventurous atmosphere.

The frequent contact with nature on all sides makes all problems forgotten and the memories created in Balneário Refúgio da Barra are forever imprinted in your memory of Bonito.

With all these features and to preserve the site and its unique experience, Refúgio da Barra welcomes only 80 people per day, a very limited number of visitors, to give everyone a better time.

So in times of the high season, you need to be quick about booking.

Tours to go with Balneário Refúgio da Barra

sucuri river

Here you can enjoy the wonderful waters of the Sucuri River, enjoy nature, and go on a float trip.

beautiful bio park

An ideal tour for those who want to enjoy the beautiful animals belonging to the region's wildlife.

figueira beach

You have to know this ecotouristic complex with an incredible lagoon of more than 60,000 m².

bodoquena mountain waterfall

Trails and waterfalls are just some of the adventures you can experience in its more than 75,000 hectares.

Barra do Sucuri

Here is where the Formoso River and the Sucuri River meet, the most crystalline waters in Brazil.

Where is it?

Balneário Refúgio da Barra is located 16.7 km from the center of Bonito, MS.

The trip can be made by car or motorcycle and takes about 30 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!

Bath towel.



Camera (if you have an underwater camera, it can be even more interesting).


Insect repellent.


Snorkel, if any.



Light clothing.



Pay attention to these recommendations

Duration: all day (day use).

There is no age restriction, i.e., the tour is suitable for everyone.

Minors under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

There is no restriction for the elderly and pregnant women.

There are no photographers available on site.

It is suitable for those looking for an immersive contact with nature.

In the event of heavy rain or thunderstorms, the tour is prevented.

Water temperature: between 21 °C and 23 °C.

Food and drinks are not allowed.



See the structure that the tour offers



Rest area.

Rest area.Shower room with shallow depth.


Locker rooms.



Included Items

These items are included

Accident insurance.


Children under 5 years old are free.

High Season

Children: R$50

Low Season

Adults: R$65
Children: R$40

What they are saying about

Balneário Refúgio da Barra


If you want to relax, this is the place! The most crystal clear stretch of the Rio Formoso, the bathing area is a delight, the resting area too, the bathrooms/showers are clean, the dishes in the restaurant are delicious and the staff attentive and friendly. I have no complaints! We went during low season and it contributed to a better experience, because the city was empty and the Refuge tbm, I recommend ?

Roberta Pereira


Wonderful place with crystal clear water you can take children without fear, excellent service, wi fi works perfectly, the food is very good with affordable prices.

Rafael José


Too beautiful place!!! I know several resorts in Bonito, but this one was really special! The water is so crystal clear you can't believe it. Good restaurant structure, quality meals at a fair price. The access road is a dirt road, but it was in good condition. This place is really worth visiting!

Valeria Costa

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