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Introducing Poconé

The main entry point to the Pantanal for travelers heading south from Cuiabá, the 'pink town' of Poconé marks the beginning of the Transpantaneira ‘highway.’ Poconé still has a sleepy, frontier feel (as one local put it, ‘In Poconé, even the restaurants close for lunch!’). The locals, many of whom are descended from the original tribe in the area, the beripoconeses, have a strong sense of tradition.

In May, Poconé celebrates the week-long Semana do Fazendeiro e do Cavalo Pantaneiro with a cattle fair and rodeos.