Corumba is a city in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, on the border of Brazil and Bolivia, near Paraguay and Argentina. This privileged location grants the city a mixture that reflects on its culture, such as the taste for tango and art noveau architecture.
A gateway to Pantanal, Corumba has attractions specially tailored for this touristic attraction. Starting with the gastronomic specialties, such as piranha broth and alligator tail meat. The visitation spaces also follow the Pantanal theme. The Cultural Institute Luis de Albuquerque has in its collection stuffed animals, pieces from indigenous tribes and objects from the first explorers of the biome – a group of living beings in a certain area. The Pantanal biome covers the states of Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul. The Pantanal History Museum presents the history of how men arrived in the region, and keeps a collection of sounds and images that make you feel as if you are genuinely at the locations. In addition, the Pantanal Nature Station shows 3D models and images of the main species that inhabit the area.
One of the most sought out places is the Casario do Porto, declared a cultural landmark by the National Historic and Artistic Heritage Institute (IPHAN). Another equally popular option is Casa do Artesao, which sells products in leather, wood, pottery as well as liquors and appetizers.
Bonito is also worth the visit, as it is one of the main ecotourism and adventure destinations in Brazil, located 300 km from Campo Grande. In its clear waters, the fishes’ colors contrast with the deep green of the local woods.
The main touristic attractoin in Corumba is the Pantanal. You can go on an incredible journey through the Parkway. It’s 120 km of dirt road, 87 wooden bridges and a ferry across the Paraguai river between Buraco das Piranhas and Corumba. On the way you can see numerous wild animals, such as capybaras, macaws, deer, jaguars, snakes and alligators.
The Pantanal farms are also a fantastic attraction. You can experience the unique and wild beauty of the place. There are also boat-hotels for amateur fishing, which offer comfort and convenience.
The Corumba Airport receives national flights and connecting international flights.
The closest international airport is Viracopos, in Campinas, which has incoming flights from Lisbon, Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Orlando.
From the capital Campo Grande, you can take a bus to Corumba, circa 425 km from the city.
Due to its proximity to Bolivia, you can take the Death Train tour from Corumba. The railway goes from Puerto Quijarro to Santa Cruz de la Sierra.
Personal or Rental Vehicles
You can hire a travel agency for transfers and tours.
The most comfortable way of moving around the city is by taxi. Check the companies that provide this kind of service.
Corumba’s area code is 67
Emergency care: 192 / +55 (67) 3231-5642 / +55 (67) 3231-6454
Corumba Tourism Foundation: +55 (67) 3231-2886 / +55 (67) 3232-7139
Tourist Information Center: +55 (67) 3232-7139
Brazil-Bolivia Tourist Information Center: +55 (67) 3232-1934
The dry season, between May and September, is the ideal period to visit
Pantanal. The dirt roads are usable and there are fewer insects. During
piracema (when the fishes reproduce), from November to March, fishing is
Wear sunscreen to protect from heat strokes, and repellent to protect from insect bites. In order to enter Brazil, it is not mandatory to be vaccinated against any diseases. However, it is recommended to vaccinate against yellow fever (transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito) before visiting Corumba. In case you haven’t been vaccinated, it is recommended to do so at least 10 days prior to your arrival (not required if you have been vaccinated against this disease before).
You must always be careful when watching wild animals. Take tours with
specialized guides and remember you are not in a zoo, but in a wild