Though Corumbá is a charming enough city, the real attraction here is the Pantanal. The area around Corumbá offers wildlife viewing akin in quality to that found in the North Pantanal, and better than that found in areas closer to Campo Grande. Corumbá is also the best place in all of Brazil for sport fishing.

Though truly impressive, Forte Coimbra (no phone) is also 3 hours downriver from Corumbá. The fort was built in 1775 to protect Brazil's western frontier, and was occupied for several years during Brazil's 19th-century war with Paraguay. Access is by boat.

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