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Top Choice Museum in Campo Grande

Museu das Culturas Dom Bosco

Built on the site of a Bororo burial ground, this superb museum is divided into two parts. One is a collection of over 10,000 insects and stuffed flora and fauna, while the other is a visually striking, unmissable i…
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 Seafood in Bonito & Around

Juanita

There are a few fish dishes at this likable rustic restaurant, but the star of the show is the chargrilled boneless pacu served with plump capers and sides. It's really delicious. They'll do half-portions if you ask…
Top Choice Seafood in Campo Grande

Casa do Peixe

This place rightfully deserves its reputation as the best peixaria (fish restaurant) in town, with a superior buffet accompanying the hearty mains. The rodízio is an awesome way to acquaint yourself with pintado, pa…
Top Choice Churrascaria in Campo Grande

Gaúcho Gastão

On weekends in particular, this family-run churrascaria heaves with local families and skewers featuring succulent cuts of beef and pork, chicken hearts, grilled pineapple and all the other ingredients that add up t…
Top Choice Wine Bar in Campo Grande

Território do Vinho

A stylish, jazz-tinged wine bar by night and equally classy lunch spot on weekends, Territorio do Vinho is the place to acquaint yourself with Brazilian and international wines. The food? Gourmet Italian-Brazilian. …
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 façades 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…
Microbrewery in Bonito & Around

Bonito Beer

This tiny microbrewery is in the heart of things. You buy a refillable token, grab a glass and pour your own from the selection of taps out front (our favorite was the American pale ale). Minimum charge is R$30, whi…