#WorldCup Cheat Sheet: Cuiabá City Guide
The City of Cuiabá (Photo: Getty Images)
Whether you’re coming for the soccer or scouting out a South American trip in the future, Yahoo Travel has got the scoop, with quick guides to visiting all the World Cup host cities.
With contributions from Yahoo Brazil editors Cassiano Gobbet, Fernando Vives, and Tainah Fernandes.
Stadium Arena Pantanal (Photo: Getty Images)
Stadium: Arena Pantanal (replacing Verdão), 42,968 capacity.
Games: June 13 (Chile vs. Australia), June 17 (Russia vs. South Korea), June 21 (Nigeria vs. Bosnia Herzegovina), June 24 (Japan vs. Colombia)
Known for: Being South America’s dead-center and the stopping point to the world’s largest freshwater swamp
Lowdown: A sleepy town so long that politicians were exiled there, Cuiaba saw its population increased by tenfold since 1960 after roads opened up access to Goals and São Paulo, although the growth rate has declined. Distance and football status may make this among the least-visited regions.
Pantanal (Photo: Getty Images)
View: Visit the Pantanal, a massive tropical wetland home to thousands of species, including the South American tapir, jaguar, and giant anteater. Difficult navigation means you may need a tour operator, but make sure they’re eco-friendly.