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.  Put Recanto Ecologico Rio da Prata into our Bonito day trip planning website to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Bonito.
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  • Certainly worth leaving it to the last day in order not to lose the charm of other tours, as seen many recommendations. Is the most beautiful tour that has. We haven't had much luck with the guide that we got, it was of few words, a little dry, spent most of the time quiet track. All the other guides we picked up in other rides were simpaticíssimos, cheerful and full of knowledge. What makes the difference and makes everything tastier. I love to learn and laugh during the tours. But you want to know the truth, the man Moody didn't our tour guide, not the natural beauty of the place makes up for everything!!
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  • First gear (Gaslight). Comfortable walk through the Woods (about catwalks). Good visibility, even in rainy day. Macaws and parrots beautiful and friendly around. Many and large gold during the fluctuation. The lunch was excellent, and the dulce de leche ... ... Hummmmm! We love. Like I said: Unforgettable
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  • Ride super nice, a must for anyone visiting Beautiful! Do not forget to do this fluctuation. Crystal clear water, many fish!
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  • Amazing snorkeling in crystal clear spring water with lots of fish around and a completely environment protection oriented atmosphere. The guide named Marco provides a master class of the wonderful and exquisite nature around.
  • Must go place! Excellent!
  • Amazing fluctuation and place! You must go!
  • 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.

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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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