Iguazu Falls aka Iguassu Falls or Iguaçu Falls, are waterfalls of the Iguazu River located on the border of the Brazilian state of Paraná and the Argentine province of Misiones. One of the great natural wonders of the world, consists of 275 falls along 2.7 kilometers (1.67 miles) of the Iguazu River. And, just one Brazilian hotel has that privilege to be nestled near the waterfalls. That’s the 5-star Belmond Hotel das Cataratas. Staying there means that you’ll sleep just a stone’s throw away from this thundering natural beauty. The falls can be experienced by speed boat, rafting or by a helicopter flyover.
Beside its location and surroundings, this hotel has a lots to offer. A Portuguese-colonial residence, this classic luxury hotel is redolent with the atmosphere of lazy days lounging on a veranda or beneath sub-tropical palms. It offers traditional Portuguese styled rooms with a flat screen TV, dark wood furniture and warm natural tones. Some rooms provide a balcony and seating area.
The two restaurants on-site provide views of the falls and of the hotel’s pool. They serve a selection of international and local Brazilian cuisine. In the evening live music can be enjoyed in the downstairs bar.
At the heart of the hotel is the beautifully designed swimming pool, as well as children’s pool. The hotel also boasts air-conditioned gym and tennis court.
For excitement and adventure, guests can enjoy abseiling, rock climbing and canopy walks. Walking tours allow for the surrounding lush rain forest to be explored.