That the Iguazu Falls, in Paraná, reverence the force of nature as few places in the world, is nothing new to anyone. However, what you may not know is that ten steps away from this exuberance that overflows in the form of spectacular waterfalls is a pink paradise that goes by the name of Belmond Hotel of the Cataratas and is one of the most coveted hotels in the world for boasting five stars of the powerful Forbes Travel Guide. Earning the maximum score from this thoughtless travel guide is just as incredible an achievement as winning an Olympic medal. Imagine how special it is! A true paradise of elegance in the southwest of Brazil that you need to visit.
Do you want a few more reasons to put this trip on your wish list? The Iguazu National Park is considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, is classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, has more than 200 waterfalls that plummet from 80 meters high abysses, has a spectacular diversity of flora and fauna, jaguars are habituated there, flocks of coatis are constant figurines on the park’s trails and ten steps away you will have the chance to stay in one of the best hotels in the world: the Belmond Hotel of the Cataratas. From the hotel balcony or the bedroom window, your eyes can reach the waterfalls. A tremendous privilege. This communion of naked nature in front of you with the sophistication of a hotel of this size makes the trip unbeatable. The Belmond Hotel of the Cataratas is the only hotel located within the Falls National Park. It is close to the airport of Foz do Iguaçu, only 5 kilometers to the entrance gate of the park plus 10 kilometers already walked inside the park. Upon arrival, cold towels and flavored water are offered to guests by very kind staff. The hotel has 187 apartments. Choose one overlooking the falls and if possible with a private pool, as it is hot all year round in Foz do Iguaçu. The accommodations can’t be any more cozy, not to mention pampering. Welcome candy, Havaianas sandals, great bathrobe, amenities in large Granado packages, well equipped mini bar, and Nespresso coffee machine. Who doesn’t like to be treated well? In addition, the outdoor area is beautiful, with immaculate gardens, two super inviting pools facing the Ipê restaurant where breakfast, lunch and dinner is served. The Itaipu restaurant is more sophisticated and the Tarobá Bar needs to be included in your sunset schedule with that powerful view of the falls.
Four days is a good amount of time for you to enjoy the tours on both the Brazilian and Argentine side. Do the Macuco Safari (boat ride that passes under the waterfalls), Parque das Aves (bird park), and the Itaipu Hydroelectric. The Iguazu falls is one of the most striking places on earth and has the privilege of having a dream hotel classified among the best in the world. It’s definitely a must see place!
XoXo and a great week to all.