Immortalised by the 1986 film ‘The Mission’, the majestic Iguassu Falls were made one of the new Seven Wonders of Nature in 2011. The river Iguaçu emerges from forested banks to plunge over a series of cliffs and create a breathtaking spectacle, higher than Niagara and wider than the Victoria Falls.
There are only two hotels next to the falls themselves, and a good network of walkways. An excellent Bird Park houses many exotic bird and butterfly species.
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Belmond Hotel Das CataratasCountry hotel - Iguassu FallsA 5-star hotel, with a traditional feel, owned by Belmond (formerly Orient-Express). The hotel is a lovely old colonial-style property inside the National Park and at the edge of the Iguassu falls. There is a large swimming pool, extensive gardens, 2 restaurants, bar, tennis court and spa.
Hotel San MartinCity hotel - Iguassu Falls access roadThis is a traditional hotel right next to the national park entrance, and a few steps from the aviaries of the Bird Park. It has a restaurant, and a spa with a sauna, steam room and massage service. There are extensive grounds with nature trails, an attractive pool, tennis courts, a volleyball court and a football field.
Viale CataratasCity hotel - Foz do Iguaçu outskirtsA modern hotel on the edge of Foz town about 8 miles from the national park entrance. What the hotel lacks in character and style it more than makes up for in location, condition and value. There is a large outdoor pool, restaurant, a small gym, sauna and steam room and a kids club.