Top things to do in Corumbá

Top Choice Museum in Corumbá

Museu de História do Pantanal

On the waterfront, this partially interactive museum tells the story of the formation of the Pantanal and 10,000 years of human habitation in the region. Exhibits range from presentations on the flora and fauna in d…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Corumbá

Casa do Artesão

The old prison has swapped inmates for artists; each cell holds a different workshop. There's a strong sustainable focus, with lots of impressive creations from recycled materials. An extraordinary women's social co…
Top Choice Carnaval in Corumbá

Carnaval

One of Brazil's biggest and best Carnaval celebrations really makes this hot, sleepy backwater come to life. The tradition was imported by naval officers, many from Rio, who found themselves stationed here and felt …
Port in Corumbá

Porto Geral

Corumbá's riverside is a charming locale with colorful historic facades opposite bobbing boats, some of which are waiting to take you out on a boisterous pleasure cruise on the Paraguai or a fishing trip. You'll fin…
Churrascaria in Corumbá

Laço do Ouro

Corumbaenses flock to this unpretentious, family-run churrascaria for the best meat rodízio in town at lunchtimes; dinner is à la carte. Portions are predictably generous, service is attentive and quality is very so…
Fort in Corumbá

Forte de Coimbra

Located some 80km downriver from Corumbá along Rio Paraguai, this large fort was built in 1775 to repel invaders from Paraguay, which it failed to do quite spectacularly in 1864, when it was overrun by the Paraguaya…
Viewpoint in Corumbá

Cristo Rei do Pantanal

Easily reachable via a short but steep walk or taxi ride uphill, Corumbá's answer to Christ the Redeemer is a little chipped and crowded out by cell towers but presents you with sweeping views of the town and the Pa…
Gallery in Corumbá

Art Izu

Art Izu is home to one of Corumbá’s premier artists, Izulina Xavier. You can’t miss it – the giant bird sculptures and bronze statue of São Francisco in the front are stunning and the crazy paving is, well, crazy. Y…
International in Corumbá

Avalom Bistrô

Avalom's menu pays homage to the diverse groups of Corumbá's residents, with indigenous, Portuguese, French, Spanish and Italian dishes, some of which are executed better than others. Fig salad with gorgonzola and h…
Bar in Corumbá

Viva Bella

Viva Bella is perched precariously on a hillside over the Rio Paraguai. From the outdoor deck, watch the sunsets over the Pantanal while sipping beer or caipirinhas, or turn up later for live music (Thursday to Satu…