Hotel das Cataratas is the only hotel inside Iguazu National Park and offers comfortable guest accommodation, a range of facilities and opportunities for many activities near the falls.
All 193 guest rooms and suites are spacious and well equipped with TV, 'phone. minibar, safe and internet access. All feature ensuite bathrooms. All are air conditioned. Guest rooms are located in the main building, garden wing and forest wing.
Facilities include two restaurants, both of which serve local and international dishes. The Itaipu Restaurant has a pleasant outdoor veranda and the Ipe Grill is located by the pool. There is also 24 hour room service. Bar Taroba is open from 5 in the afternoon till 11:30 and is an idea place to chat over day's events and watch the sunset from the veranda.
There is a large swimming pool and a separate pool for children. There are also tennis and volleyball courts. The hotel is set in tropical gardens and guests are welcome to explore these.
The hotel has a spa with 5 treatment rooms including one for couples and another dedicated to manicures and pedicures. Other treatments offered include massage, body scrubs and relaxing baths. Many products used here are sourced from the Amazon rainforest, including tropical fruit extracts and mositurising butters.
The hotel also has a special lookout point where guests can enjoy breathtaking views of the falls. Activities available include guided walks by the falls, jungle treks, helicopter rides and white water rafting.
Open: All year.
Location: The hotel is located within the Igauzu National Park, a short distance from the Iguazu Falls.
Rooms: There are 193 rooms including 15 suites. Rooms are situated in the main building, garden wing and forest wing. All have en-suite facilities. Additional features include air conditioning, TV, telephone, free Wi-Fi access, safe and minibar. Some rooms have balconies.
Activities: The hotel can arrange a great many activities such as white water rafting, abseling, helicopter rides over the falls and guided tours in the national park (book and pay locally). On site activities include tennis and swimming.
Facilities: The hotel has 2 restaurants, the poolside grill and the main restaurant with an outdoor terrace. Both serve local and international dishes. Room service is also available. The bar is pen from 5pm till 11:30pm and there is live entertainment every evening. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool, children’s pool and sun terrace. The Cataratas Spa has 5 treatment rooms and a comprehensive range of treatments.
Dining: Meals are taken at individual tables in both restaurants.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome.
Health: Iguazu Falls is not a malarial area.
Communication: There is free Wi-Fi internet access in the guest rooms.
"Perfect start to our trip. You pay for the privilege but having the falls to yourself before the park opens, is amazing. The opportunity to relax by the pool in the heat of the day was a superb way to forget all about the office. One bit of info is that if you arrange your own guides they will not be able to come to the hotel. The will leave you at the park gate from where you take a free shuttle. Not a massive inconvenience, as the shuttle is available 24/7."