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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  • August 15, 2017
    Swimming in crystal clear water and good temperature for this practice, see colored shoals, makes us feel in an environment of peace.
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  • August 10, 2017
    There's no way to describe it. You have to experience. Sergio Reis guide is great. A short walk in the forest also deserves attention.
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  • August 9, 2017
    I suggest the Trip Advisor that groups the two attractions of the river plate, because it is the same thing. Not to be missed! If you have little time and/or money can dispense with the other fluctuations. The course is huge. You can walk through admiring the background or turning belly up to enjoy the scenery from time to time, eliminating the ball cross.
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  • July 19, 2017
    Amazing fluctuation and place! You must go!
  • May 2, 2017
    Wonderful place, restaurant and services! The guides are prepared, gently and very polite (specially the guide Renata)!!!
  • December 26, 2016
    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.
  • April 29, 2016
    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!!!
  • November 25, 2016
    Simply fantastic. I recommend it.

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