The area around Bonito MS Brazil is filled with great ecotourism activities and became very famous for how well it preserves nature. The preservation initiatives in place have guaranteed that even after years of tourist activity, the woods and rivers are clean and healthy! On the other hand, this means that there are strict visitation rules. There are also policies on the activities allowed to run and prices charged.
If you prefer to get away from all this and do activities that are less expensive and more relaxed, be sure to include the swim areas in your trip plans.
Swim areas are private property, like all activities in Bonito MS Brazil. The difference is that their visitation limits are much higher. While some places can only work with 18, 70 or 130 people per day, the swim areas can have as many as 500 or 1000. There is also no reserved time requirement or set duration for the activities. Once you have purchased the voucher, you may go any time you would like and can stay as long as you want with the working hours, which normally are between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm.
The swim areas have places to play in the river, restaurants, restrooms, changing rooms and other things. If you are willing to pay a little extra while you are there, there are swim areas in Bonito that have fun activities available. Check the details on the option you choose.
There was a time when the Bonito swim areas allowed people to show up with no voucher and pay cash at the gate. The rule has changed and since 2014 swim areas voucher control has also been strictly enforced. Avoid troubles by purchasing your voucher ahead of time. Here on H2O Ecoturismo e Eventos' website you can buy online and have everything confirmed immediately.
When trying to translate the word "Balneário" from Brazilian Portuguese to English, the word that comes up most often is "Balneary". However, they are not the same thing. Balnearies are usually indoor bath places, while Balneários are open places, typically in nature, where lots of swimming and other water related activities take place, like at the beach or by a river or lake. This is why H2O Ecoturismo e Eventos has decided to just use "Swim Areas" when discussing this kind of activity in Bonito.