Mato Grosso is a state in the Midwest region of Brazil, whose capital is Cuiabá.
Its economy is based on extractive industry of wood and rubber, as well as agriculture and livestock.
Ecotourism is very important for the state of Mato Grosso, there are the Pantanal and Chapada dos Guimarães.
The Pantanal, considered by UNESCO a World Natural Heritage and Biosphere Reserve, is one of the richest ecosystems in Brazil and extends over the territories of Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Paraguay and Bolivia, but is in the state of Mato Grosso that you will find the Pantanal Matogrossense National Park. Visits to the park need to be authorized and the best time to visit is between May and September, when it rains less.
The Chapada dos Guimarães has several attractions such as the Chapada dos Guimarães National Park, with waterfalls, caves, lakes and trails in the midst of a typical cerrado nature, predominant vegetation in the city.
In Mato Grosso, is also the Xingu Indigenous Park, the largest and one of the most famous reserve of the genre in the world, which has more than 2,642,003 hectares, and today is home to about 5,500 Indians of 14 different ethnic groups. The Park was created in 1961 in order to ensure the preservation of indigenous culture, fauna and flora, becoming a work recognized worldwide as one of the most important for the preservation of the diversity of people. Visits are restricted.