When it comes to gobsmacking bucket list locations, Belmond Hotel das Cataratas is hard to beat.
This beautiful hacienda-style retreat is perched just a stone’s throw from the thundering waters of Iguassu Falls, one of the world’s most spectacular natural wonders. It’s the only hotel in the Brazilian half of the national park, giving you exclusive out-of-hours access.
Explore the wildlife-rich rainforest trails, take a boat trip through great clouds of spray, or just relax and enjoy the magnificent views. Plush rooms, superb dining and a soothing spa make this the most luxurious choice for discerning travellers visiting Iguassu.
Includes return economy flights. Two people sharing a room for 3 nights, departing in May 2018. Contact us for your specific requirements. From price for guidance only, all subject to availability.
- Amazing location within Brazil's Iguassu National Park
- Exclusive out-of-hours access to the park and falls for hotel guests
- Large outdoor heated pool
- Two restaurants
- Relaxed bar for cocktails and live music
The huge advantage of staying at the Belmond is that you can visit the falls out of hours, before the national park opens to the general public. Get up early and you’ll have the walking trails pretty much to yourself, with no queueing and no one getting in the way of your photos.
Try and visit both sides of the falls if you have time; the Brazilian side is best for panoramic views, while the trails on the Argentinian side are more extensive and take you right into the heart of the falls.
The hotel can arrange activities including speedboat rides, white water rafting and even helicopter charters for a truly unique perspective on the falls. The surrounding rainforest is also rich in wildlife, including coatis, howler monkeys and brightly coloured parrots.
The hotel comprises 193 rooms and suites, blending Portuguese colonial style with a splash of tropical colour. In-room amenities include an LCD TV, WiFi and mini bar, and the spacious Cataratas Suites also have a separate living area and private balconies.
You can relax by the large outdoor pool, heated during the winter months, and there is a smaller kids’ pool nearby. Other facilities include a fitness centre, tennis court and the excellent Cataratas Spa, which includes steam rooms and a couple’s treatment suite.
There are two restaurants: the Ipê Grill is a classic Brazilian barbecue joint, while Itaipu serves a mixture of local and international dishes with a lovely outdoor verandah. The colonial-style Bar Tarobá is the place to enjoy a zingy caipirinha, with a resident band playing Brazilian tunes in the evening.
Amenities & Activities
- Air Conditioning
- Fitness Centre
- Room Service
- Beauty Treatments
- Table Tennis
- Outdoor Swimming Pool
The Big Water
The name Iguassu (also spelled Iguazu or Iguaçu) means ‘Big Water’ in the indigenous Tupi and Guarani languages, though you’ll soon realise that this description is something of an understatement. The sheer scale of Iguassu Falls is breathtaking, with some 300 separate waterfalls stretching for nearly 3 kilometres along the border between Brazil and Argentina.
How to get here
There are daily flights to Iguassu Falls from either Rio de Janeiro (2hrs 10mins) or São Paulo (1hr 45mins).
Transfers are available and can be arranged upon request. Journey time from the airport is around 20-25 minutes.
Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas
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