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Mato Grosso do Sul is one of the 26 states of Brazil and is the southern counterpart of Mato Grosso. It was only created in 1979 because of a better a way of administrating such a vast region, different from the northern part of Mato Grosso.
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The Pantanal is the world's largest continuous wetland with a total area of more than 200,000 square kilometres. Over half of the Pantanal is located in Brazil which also offers the best opportunities for a visit to this paradise full with animals. The Pantanal can be reached both from the north (Cuiaba) and from the south (Campo Grande), and both are equally rewarding and impressive. There are dozens of places to stay, from camping to 5-star luxury.For more details about visiting this amazing place read the Pantanal article.
Campo Grande International Airport (CGR) is located just a 10 to 15-minute drive away from downtown Campo Grande, the main gateway by air to the state.
Five airlines serve the city, and only Gol Airlines justifies the fact that it is called an 'international' airport: they serve Santa Cruz in Bolivia. Domestic services with them are Cuiaba, Curitiba, Porto Alegre, Manaus, Porto Velho and Sao Paulo.
Regular buses make the trip to Cuiaba (10 hours, nine daily). There are also regular buses to Sao Paulo (15 hours, five daily), Rio de Janeiro (four daily, 23 hours), Brasilia (two daily, 16 hours) and Foz do Iguacu (one daily, 14 hours). Buses to the latter are more frequent with a transfer en route, taking just an hour more or so.
TRIP flies between Campo Grande and Corumba.
Regular buses connect Campo Grande with Corumba, the city on the border with Bolivia, taking around 6 hours. Some buses stop en route in Aquidauana and Miranda, the latter being a good base for shorter trips into the Pantanal. Buses
There are buses to Bonito (five hours, six daily). Frequent buses go to Ponta Pora (four hours, 21 daily) on the Paraguayan border.
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