3-Minute Postcard: Brazil's Anhumas Abyss

8.29.2013

By Kevin Richberg

Can you handle a 24-story drop?

A perfect day for an adventurer gets the adrenaline pumping, energizes the soul, and enhances one's appreciation for the natural world. All this and more can be done in Brazil, a paradise for the spirited gay traveler in for so many reasons. One little known gem, well off the beaten path, lies hidden beneath the Earth's surface, just outside the up-and-coming town of Bonito, and is called the Abismo Anhumas (Anhumas Abyss).

Only 18 people are allowed access to this wonder each day, entering through a small gap at the top of the Anhumas chamber and then rappelling 24-stories to a floating boardwalk above a crystal clear lake. It's here that your journey continues underwater as you scuba dive into an isolated and pristine abyss. The exit route goes in reverse, so this is definitely a trip for those who enjoy a unique and intense workout.

This 3-Minute Postcard gives you a glimpse of the adventure that is Abismo Anhumas. It honestly took my breath away, and of all the adventures I've been lucky enough to have in my life, this one ranks in a class all on its own.

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