Top things to do in Mato Grosso & Mato Grosso do Sul

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 Brazilian in Chapada dos Guimarães

Morro dos Ventos

Head past the pride of wooden lions to find fantastic takes on regional cuisine: perfectly grilled picanha (steak) with a full entourage of sides, rice slow-cooked with chunks of pork, great slabs of grilled pintado…
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 Fusion in Cuiabá

Mahalo

Inside a converted mansion, the city's big splurge is one of Brazil's top restaurants, thanks to the efforts of Parisian-trained chef Ariani Malouf. Go for the set weekday lunch (R$55 for two courses) or else choose…
Top Choice Bar in Cuiabá

Choppão

If you like your beer bem gelada (nice and cold) and it's another baking Cuiabá day, the Choppão is heaven. Ice-insulated tankards keep the chope (draft beer) glacial the whole way down. A wide range of traditional …
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. …