Sitting just a stones-throw from the breathtaking Iguaçu Falls at the border between Brazil and Argentina, the hacienda-style Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas brings understated luxury to an exotic jungle setting.
This historic hotel has been restored to its 1950s glory, offering a calm and cool counterpoint to the rushing waters of the Iguassu and the steamy rainforest just outside its doors. The 187 spacious rooms and suites are equipped with vintage furniture, hung with colourful paintings of local plants and animals by Brazilian artist Ludmilla de Montes and decorated with bespoke painted azujelo tiles. Stay in the Terrace Suite for an expansive outdoor area, perfect for enjoying a morning coffee amongst the swaying palms. Alternatively, try the Noble Suite for views of the tranquil garden soundtracked by peaceful birdsong and the distant crash of the falls.
After a day exploring the falls and spotting wildlife in the dense jungle, cool off in the hotel's cooling pool before heading to spa, tucked away in the rainforest, for a treatment using locally sourced products. In the evening, a visit to the Itaipu restaurant to sample innovative Brazilian cuisine like pirarucu fish in banana manioc flour and mantecosa cheese ravioli with green asparagus and truffle broth is a must.
Couples and families
THINGS TO DO AT THE RESORT:
Take a dip in the inviting outdoor swimming pool
Indulge in a selection of treatments using responsibly sourced rainforest products at the spa
Enjoy a game of tennis in the serenity of the hotel’s gardens
Delight in Brazilian and international cuisine at the Itaipu Restaurant
Sample a refreshing cachaça cocktail under verdant rainforest palms at Bar Tarobá
THINGS TO DO NEARBY:
Gain privileged access to the mesmerising Iguaçu Falls outside the regular visiting hours
Cross the border into Argentina to view the falls from a different perspective, including the dramatic Devil's Throat
Feel the spray of the falls on a thrilling speedboat ride
Learn more about the wildlife of the region on a fascinating nature safari through the rainforest
Soar over the falls on a breathtaking helicopter flight
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