Mato Grosso Do Sul is brimming with sights and attractions, from tourist hotspots to still-undiscovered gems.
About 65 miles (105 kilometers) to the southwest of Aquidauana is Bonito, a regional city where you can explore Waterfalls Park, Husbandry Cooperative and Formosa River Ecological Park. Make sure you don't return to Aquidauana until you've stopped by Bonito's Natural Aquarium, Blue Lake Cave and Public Square.
Each place contains a unique history and this area has its own stories to tell. The traditional villages in these parts provide a fascinating window on the past.
Should you hear the call of the great outdoors, follow the lead of active locals and spend the day caving and hiking. Tap into the wisdom of the locals and take one of the city walking tours, guided nature walks and wildlife spotting tours.
Many travelers agree that one of the nicest compliments you can make to the locals you meet on your travels is to put in the effort of understanding a little of their language. Knowing a smattering of easy words and phrases like "Você é bem-vindo", which means "You're welcome", can help to make your stay even more special. Or try "Queres dançar comigo? " (Would you like to dance with me?).
You will be sad to bid "Adeus" (farewell) to this magnetic part of the world.