Occupying a 25-acre area of privately-owned rainforest, the secluded Awasi Lodge is just a 20-minute drive from the entrance to Iguazu National Park. Stone pathways weave around vine-clad trees connecting 14 individual villas. Inside, they are light and airy, decorated with white-washed woods and soothing tones, featuring a spacious bedroom, large living room and coffee corner. Floor-to-ceiling windows open out onto a private deck and plunge pool, where myriad colourful birds and butterflies flit overhead.
Menus are fresh and seasonal, using produce from the kitchen garden as well as fine cuts of meat, local river fish and tasty vegetarian dishes - the empanadas are particularly moreish. Relax after dinner with a nightcap from the well-stocked bar.
Awasi works with renowned biologists to create a range of trips that go beyond the falls, whether your interest lies in landscapes, history or flora and fauna. Each villa comes with its own guide and 4x4 vehicle. You may even find yourself visiting local Guarani tribes or kayaking the Yacui River. However, around the lodge, there are no fewer than 2,000 species of animals and plants including ocelots, capybaras and howler monkeys, meaning there is plenty to see without leaving the comfort of your villa.
THINGS TO DO AT THE HOTEL:
Escape the rainforest heat with a dip in your private plunge pool
Learn about the flora and fauna of the region with your knowledgeable private guide
Dine on homegrown and locally-sourced cuisine with rainforest views at the tree top restaurant
Sip a regional wine bursting with flavour in the atmospheric bar
THINGS TO DO NEARBY:
Visit the impressive Iguazu Falls from both the Brazilian and Argentine sides
Discover the sights and sounds of the Atlantic rainforest
Gaze up at the treetop canopies to spot the region’s colourful birds
Marvel at the gargantuan Devil’s Throat waterfall
Become immersed in local culture with a visit to the nearby Guarani community
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