As you can see from the image above, this sure makes for a one of a kind snorkeling experience as you get to discover the underwater world with the lush jungle all around you. If you’re extremely lucky, you can even see an anaconda – I myself am enormously glad that I had no such luck :D.
Situated in a far away corner of South Western Brazil, Bonito is not exactly on the international tourist map, simply because it’s so far away from the country’s other famous attractions. The Brazilians on the other hand are happily visiting this unique place and the local snorkeling tourism is flourishing.
The Government is taking conservation extremely seriously and nowhere I’ve visited in Brazil have things been so meticulously organized. There are a few different excursions to take on various rivers, but the most famous are Rio da Prata and Rio Sucuri, which both offer extremely good visibility, with the former having somewhat more fish to spot. The snorkeling tours usually don’t include transportation from and to Bonito, so it’s wise to find other travelers that are doing the same tour as you’re planning to. All the snorkeling trips are done in areas that are private land and while the tours are not cheap, they do provide quality equipment and lunch is included in the price (48USD / 182R$ when I visited in November 2015).
But anyway, enough talking, this post is about admiring the underwater wonderland of Bonito!
A short video of my two days of snorkeling in Bonito
If you’re interested in details about visiting Bonito, do let me know in the comments below and I’ll include the info in the blog post.