Prosperous, modern, focused on agrobusiness and at the same time, calm, serene and strongly connected to indigenous culture and its historical roots. Wide avenues, horizon out of sight, trees, tranquility, quality of life that attracts people from everywhere. Evenings and lively nights, hotels, restaurants and bars that welcome the visitors with class and friendliness. Campo Grande is pretty special indeed.
Core of agriculture and cattle raising in Mato Grosso do Sul and boasting an infrastructure capable of hosting events like the Bienal dos Negócios da Agricultura do Brasil Central, Campo Grande is also a well-equipped starting and support point for adventures in the Pantanal, in the land of spectacular fauna and flora . The city is very nice and hospitable and the resources available to the visitor make it the most enjoyable stay.
Founded over a century by migrants attracted by the natural pastures and crystal clear water of the plateau, Campo Grande has developed based on live stock raising and farming and processing of soybeans. To the native indigenous, cultural habits and customs of neighboring countries, particularly Paraguay, and Arab, Japanese, Italian and Spanish immigrants, were added, making the city a cosmopolitan and open-minded center. But the Cidade Morena, affectionate nickname inspired by the color of the land of Campo Grande, has not abandoned its roots and is the capital of the state with the second largest indigenous community in Brazil.
The rock formations and clear waters that feed the rivers and plummet in exuberant waterfalls, made the international fame of Parque Nacional da Serra da Bodoquena. There, the little one-street city of Bonito, gives way to rides to an untouched paradise, which, about 300 km from Campo Grande, offers the visitor some of the most beautiful aspects of Brazilian nature.
Besides the contact with birds and rare colorful butterflies, the high point of the tours is the fluctuation. With proper clothing, mask and respirator, one gently floats in the waters of the Rio da Prata, of the Rio Sucuri and of the Baía Bonita, as if in a huge aquarium, among pacus, dourados and piraputangas.
The park’s many trails lead to waterfalls and magnificent caves. In the Gruta do Lago Azul, crystalline waters seem invisible. In Lagoa Misteriosa, more than 200 meters of depth for diving. In Cachoeira Boca da Onça, a 157 meter waterfall. In Buraco das Araras, the thrilling spectacle of the flight of scarlet macaws.
Reserved for the most daring adventurers, the Abismo Anhumas offers a descent of 72 meter rappel through a crack in the rock, which takes to fantastic formations in a cave, and a lake where you can float.