Brazil is a riot of colour and wildlife, and the Bonita Bay Natural Aquarium proves it yet again. A true natural paradise, the aquarium is an oasis of crystal-clear water that introduces you to the beauty of aquatic life.
Bonita Bay is home to multiple species of fish and a wide variety of aquatic plants, and if you’re on the lookout for an exciting diving spot, Bonita Bay Natural Aquarium is it!
Who says fish are not sociable? From the moment you enter their ‘territory’, they accompany you squiggling their way through the gracefully undulating aquatic plants. The river bed is covered with limestone-forming weed that helps keep the water clear, reflects sunlight, creating shades that range from blue to silver. The impressive density of the aquatic flora and fauna makes you feel in like in a huge aquarium, not to mention that the friendly shoals will make you feel as ‘one of their own’. You will be provided with special diving equipment, but be careful during your floatation down Baía Bonita river not to touch the bottom and the plants and disturb the water. If floating is not exactly your cup of tea, then you can board on a support boat and follow the floaters.
To make your visit as ‘wild’ as possible, the reception, the restaurant and the museum are rustic tree trunks with a thatched roof. Safety first! Before diving into the crystal-clear river, you will be trained how to use the mask and the snorkel at the pool.
Surprises do not stop here! Baía Bonita Ecological Reserve includes another must-see attraction – the walk-along Animal Trail expanding on 6 km. This immense park is home to many exotic regional species threatened by extinction. The observation points located here and there along the trail allow you to take a peep at emas, alligators, Pantanal deer, guarás, sucuris, wolves and a lot more. Ecological and biological research is carried out in the area.