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St. Michael's Grotto (Gruta de São Miguel)

Tour Details

The São Miguel Cave is another must-see tour in the city of Bonito-MS.

The municipality in the center-west of Brazil is famous for its route through the waters and underground caves. After all, it has dozens of waterfalls, rivers, lagoons, and caves with lakes for floating and diving.

Among the most famous are the Abismo de Anhumas and the Gruta do Lago Azul, which are close to the attraction. The São Miguel Caves, however, stand out for their overwhelming beauty, being an outing to contemplate nature.

It is a large space, with more than one entry point. Apart from that, it also has internal halls.

The tour begins with a suspended interactive trail that leads to a lookout point, from where it is possible to observe the surroundings of the region. Afterward, you must continue the walk along a few meters of footbridges that lead to the main entrance of the cave.

Finally, the exploration of the inner part of the cave happens, which is the highlight of the tour.

Another important point to highlight is that the place has a great external infrastructure, providing comfort and security to visitors.

?? 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.

Catwalk Trail

The adventure begins even before reaching the caves. Thus, everything begins with an interactive trail, which is suspended about 5 meters high. It is 200 meters long, and you can see the treetops from there.

In addition to this first route, there are two other routes via wooden walkways, each 150 meters long.

Along the way, there are two viewpoints, which connect the three main sections. Thus, they allow you to observe the entire valley and the vegetation that predominates in the area: the Cerrado and the Atlantic Forest.

The place is also perfect to contemplate the wild animals present in the area, such as the macaw canindé, scarlet macaw, tanager, surucuá, raccoons, and much more.

This observation alone is enough to show the natural beauty that Bonito-MS possesses. But it is really the internal exploration of the cave that attracts tourists from all over Brazil and the world.

São Miguel Cave is a dry cavity, which allows for more direct exploration of the geological formations that exist there.

This is a really important feature, especially when you take into consideration that the cave is a space full of speleothems.

They are stalagmites, stalactites, and travertines that have been slowly sculpted by the action of time, over millions of years.

As a result, the actual look is really perfect, and the absence of water facilitates a direct look at the pieces.

At Abyss Anhumas, for example, although there are huge limestone cones, they are mostly submerged, and you have to dive to see them properly.

Something similar also happens in the Lago Azul Grotto, where water covers some structures. On the other hand, in São Miguel, a simple walk in the internal area is enough to show its contents.

Exploration of the interior of the São Miguel Caves

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Another facility found by those who decide to visit the São Miguel Cave - Bonito/MS is the infrastructure present. So, when it comes to cave exploration itself, this is really one of the best-equipped places in the country.

In the cave, for example, there is artificial lighting, which adds even more safety to the tour. However, it is worth remembering that the use of a flashlight is also important, allowing you to see more remote areas.

At the end of the tour, when the visitor is probably tired from the walk, the return to the cave's entrance takes place by means of an electric cart.

This way, you can use all your energy with exploration without worrying about saving too much breath for the return.

The reception part is also very well equipped, with a bar, parking, bathrooms and more.

In this entrance area, it is also common for macaws to pay visits for food.

In addition, those who like handicrafts can buy pieces produced by the Indians who live in the region.

And the visit also stands out for its educational content, with explanations about the formation of the site by the guides and the presentation of an interactive video about its history upon arrival.

Another differential is that the São Miguel Grotto, in Bonito, also offers an internet connection, via wi-fi, in the reception area.

Tours to combine with St. Michael's Cave

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figueira beach

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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.

Where is it?

Gruta de São Miguel is located in the municipality of Bonito, Mato Grosso do Sul, exactly 18.5 km from the center.

The vast majority of the route is via the MS-382 highway, and the rest is on a road that leads straight to the site.

It is close to the Blue Lake Grotto and the Anhumas Abyss, other important sights of Bonito.

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!


Insect repellent


Cash (extra consumption)

Light clothing




Pay attention to these recommendations

Duration: 1h10.

Restrictions: the tour is restricted to pregnant women over 20 weeks of age.

It is also necessary that the visitor has a light physical condition.

This is a tour recommended only for ages 5 and up.

Visitors are required to report their health problems during booking, such as heart conditions.

The difficulty level of the São Miguel Cave tour is light.

In the case of heavy rain, the tour may be interrupted or even canceled for safety reasons.

It is mandatory to wear shoes that are fully attached to the feet.

During the exploration inside the cave, visitors are prohibited from using backpacks.



See the structure that the tour offers


Toilets adapted for the disabled


Rest Area

Souvenir Shop

Wheelchair access and restroom


Baggage Locker


Included Items

These items are included

Before the tour takes place, there is specific training on the activities inside São Miguel Cave.


High Season

Adults: R$86
Children (7-12): R$7.20

Low Season

Adults: R$64
Children (7-12): R$7.20

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