Recanto Ecologico Rio da Prata, Bonito

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Recanto Ecologico Rio da Prata is a tour of a private nature reserve that was voted best tourist attraction by Brazilians in the popular magazine “Guia 4 Rodas.” There you will be guided on a scuba tour of aquamarine pools full of eye-popping life. On land, you will hike and ride horseback through the reserves natural wonders. Be sure to look up at the squawking in the trees to watch parrots grooming their plumes while they voice their welcome. Make reservations beforehand for a guided tour through the  reserve. You can arrange for scuba equipment and other needs through the reserve's staff.  Arrange your visit to Recanto Ecologico Rio da Prata and discover more family-friendly attractions in Bonito using our Bonito travel itinerary planner.
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The main town in Bonito provides a good range of accommodations to suit diverse tastes and budgets, with everything from luxury resort-style hotels to backpacker-friendly hostels dotting the gridded urban area. Heading east out of the main town, a few remote pousadas (guesthouses) lie along the course of the Rio Formosa. Pre-booking is essential, particularly during peak season (July and December to March), because of the relatively small number of options available for an ever-growing demand.
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  • We were lucky enough to leave this attraction for last. It is simply amazing! The best infrastructure, incredible knowledgeable guides (ok, the other sites had amazing good guides too), nice hike and ...  more »
  • The water is very clear, but don't expect an aquarium full of tropical fish. The whole tour is very relaxing and the food afterwards is also great. The farms is great and the equipment provided is exc...  more »
  • I have been to Gruta do Lago Azul, Buraco das Araras and Rio da Prata and from all of them, Rio da Prata was definitely the best attraction. The structure is good and very organized and the staff is n...  more »
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  • Wonderful place, restaurant and services! The guides are prepared, gently and very polite (specially the guide Renata)!!!
  • About 1:30 drive from Bonito. Going we went mostly paved roads, on the way back mostly dirt roads. Our driver from Bonitour was Junior, very funny and friendly. Rio da Prata is a snorkeling trip down a small river that has its beginning on the farm that hosts the reception area. After getting a neoprene suit, diving mask and snorkel, there is a 10 minute drive and then a 10 minute hike to the beginning of the river itself. The trip is about 2:30 hours of snorkeling down the river, basically floating down the river (the activity is called flutuação in portuguese) together with the fish that live there, which are about 1-2 feet in length. The fish get very close, definitely worth having an underwater camera with you (they rent GoPros at the recpetion area). After coming back to the reception area they serve an excellent lunch, local fare, all very good -the banana dessert was my favorite. On the way back our van stopped by at "Buraco das Araras", which is a separate trip and one either spends time in their hammocks, or goes on the short (1 hour) trip itself.
  • Simply fantastic. I recommend it.
  • This is on my top list of crazy places to visit in Brazil. Rio da prata is a snorkeling activity that you will remember. The water is crystal clear!!!
  • One of the best things to do ever. Remember to get your head out of the water every now and then and enjoy the amazing spectacle that is only seen floating silently down a river in a rainforest.