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Surrounded by tropical forest and overlooking the Iguazu Falls, Belmond Hotel das Cataratas offers thrills and excitement in abundance. As the only hotel in Iguazu National Park, guests have the magical privilege of seeing the falls in near solitude.
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Wake up at dawn to walk through the park and witness the immense power of the falls before the park opens to other visitors. Head up the Iguazu River aboard a speedboat for a refreshing shower underneath the falls or soar above them in a helicopter to appreciate their vast scale. Spend one day on the Argentine side of the falls for a different, closer perspective of the natural wonder of the world.
After a day out exploring the national park, return to the poolside open-air restaurant. With the sound of the falls thundering nearby, sip on a glass of wine and feast on tender Brazilian barbecue.
If you visit during a full moon, don’t miss the phenomenon of the lunar rainbow. The light of the full moon illuminates the spray of water forming numerous rainbows. The vision is unique and only available to those who are staying at the Hotel das Cataratas.
Belmond Hotel das Cataratas has an unrivalled location being the only hotel within Brazil’s Iguazu National Park.
There are direct flights to Foz de Iguaçu (IGU) from Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. From Foz do Iguacu airport, it’s a 20 minute drive to arrive at Belmond Hotel das Cataratas.
For those coming from Argentina, there are direct flights to Cataratas International Airport (IGR) from cities across Argentina, such as Salta, Buenos Aires and Córdoba. From there, it’s a 1 hour drive to the hotel.
The falls are spectacular and flowing all year around. However, we recommend visiting between late March to May, or August to early October.
Late March to May is the dry season and boasts sunshine, manageable heat and less chance of being caught in the rain! With the exception of Easter weekend, the park is also less crowded.
August to early October are also dry months but the weather is a little cooler, making it an excellent time to explore the surrounding rainforest.
During these periods of lower rainfall, the waterfalls aren’t at their peak, but they are certainly no less impressive.
Between December and February, the falls have their highest water levels. That being said, the high rainfall can mean some hiking trails are closed and the park is crowded as both Brazilians and Argentinians take their summer holidays.