Refúgio Canaã

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  • Peaceful site on the edge of Serra da Bodoquena National Park
  • Waterfalls and activity centre a short walk away; river swims on site
  • Restaurant and bar on site with a good range of local meals and drinks
Fancy a dip in emerald waters? Up for hikes to local nature spots, or lazy afternoons swinging in a hammock? This rural retreat in Mato Grosso do Sul may very well fit the bill. Refúgio Canaã is a relaxed site set on the edge of the Serra da Bodoquena National Park, an 80,000-hectare haven of savannahs, forests and floodplains, and around 25 kilometres from Bodoquena town (and its food shops, markets and restaurants). Those who fancy stretching their legs can also set off on foot for expeditions through the forest to spectacular waterfalls nearby. This is a properly rustic spot: here it's all about waking up to birdsong at sunrise, staring up into the starry skies by night and slumbering to the sound of silence (possibly occasionally interrupted by the various noises of wildlife stirring in the bush). Alfresco swims can be had at the three natural river bathing areas on site; the team have also set up ziplines across the water for daredevils, with hammocks, outdoor chairs and floats also provided for those looking for a little less action. When it comes to dinner time, the on-site restaurant serves a menu of local dishes prepped by professional chefs, and there’s a decent range of drinks and snacks at the bar. Practicalities are also sorted thanks to power points, a washing-up area, picnic tables and electric showers.

Site type

Tent sites 70
RV sites 20
Travel trailer sites 40
Open all year

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Leisure on park

Bar or club house Cycle hire Evening entertainment Fishing Fitness centre Indoor swimming pool Kids' club On-site restaurant/cafe Outdoor swimming pool Playground Recreation room/arcade TV room Takeout Tennis Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available Car parking by site/unit Composting toilet Dog park Drying room Free wifi Grocery store Ice pack freezing Internet access Laundromat Parent & baby washroom Payphone Pick-up from public transport Portable toilet Pub toilets Restrooms Shower available Tents for hire Washing-up area Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly Motorcycle friendly Rallies welcome Scouts welcome Single-sex groups welcome Student groups welcome


Barbecue grills allowed Barbecue provided Campfires allowed Commercial vehicles allowed Dogs allowed No dogs allowed


Forest Gastronomic delight Peaceful Spectacular scenery Wildlife haven


Charging facilities Dump station Electric car charging point(s) Propane/gas cylinders available Recycling available Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby Dog walk nearby Nearby farmers' market


Medium (26-50 sites)


Disabled facilities


Refúgio Canaã

Estrada Bodoquena/Bonito



Mato Grosso do Sul





America/Campo_Grande -0400 (GMT-04:00)



Route directions

From Bodoquena, take the road towards Mont Serrat mining and follow it for approximately 21 km. Vehicles weighing over 5000 kilos should take detours around the two bridges along the road. After the bridges, look out for a sign to the site

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Up for more adventure but want to be back in time for evening cocktails? There are plenty of options hereabouts for those looking to spend their days locally: Canãa Adventure Park can be reached with a breezy 10-minute walk, as can the Buraco do Macaco and Cachoeira do Fantasma waterfalls. During your stay here you'll most likely glimpse various critters flitting through the trees; guests looking to get a longer look should head to Bio Park zoo (an hour and 15 minutes by car) to check out local fauna up close. Feel like cantering through the tropical countryside? How about packing your binoculars and going on the hunt for elusive birdlife, or scuba diving through a flooded cave? Guests can try their hand at all these activities and more at Estância Mimosa eco farm, an hour and 20 minutes away. Further afield, more nature beckons: Bonito's natural aquarium and quad biking trails are an hour and a half away, while guided tours through the underground grottos at the São Miguel and Lago Azul caves are well worth the journey (an hour and 40 minutes).


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    RV, travel trailer and tent sites
    Arrive:  8 a.m. –  10 p.m.
    Depart by:  Anytime
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