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Belmond Hotel das Cataratas

Iguaçu Falls, Brazil

Belmond Hotel das Cataratas has a spellbinding location just a short stroll from the spectacular Iguazu Falls and is the only hotel located within Brazil’s National Park. This colonial-style Belmond residence is the most exclusive place to stay.

At a Glance

  • Location, location, location

  • The most exclusive of the hotels in the Iguassu region with top notch Belmond service

  • Located right alongside the mighty Iguassu Falls and the only hotel in the Brazilian National Park

  • Das Cataratas offers extensive leisure facilities and has a large outdoor swimming pool

  • Staying so close means guests will have the falls all to themselves before the park gates open and also after dark

Family, Honeymoon, Adventure

Insider's View

One of the most thrilling experiences you can have is the macuco safari that will take you by high-speed jetboat up the Iguassu River to within a few meters (and sometimes right under) the base of the Falls. Guaranteed - you will get drenched!

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Description

Belmond Hotel das Cataratas is a grand colonial-style hotel, a 2-minute stroll away from the awe-inspiring Iguassu Falls and the only hotel in the Brazilian National Park. Choose from one of 193 colorful rooms and 15 suites that combine original, local artwork with all the usual modern touches one would expect in a luxury hotel. There are two restaurants, the Ipe Bar & Grill alongside the pool and the Restaurant Itapu both serving delicious local and international cuisine.

Guests at the hotel enjoy exclusive access to the 275 falls (depending on the time of year) that are over 3km wide and 80m high and lie at the border of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. Although the falls are mostly in Argentina, the views from the Brazilian side are all encompassing and spectacular. Stroll along the catwalks and marvel at the power and splendour of these vast waterfalls twice the size of Niagara, go on a nature expedition with one of the hotel's in-house biologists or see it all from the sky on one of their helicopter tours.

At the end of a day's exploring the most impressive waterfall system in the world, cool off in the hotel's swimming pool, play a game of tennis or sip at a caipirinha in bar Taroba.

Accommodation

84 Superior rooms measuring 20m2, 94 Deluxe rooms measuring 30m2, nine Junior suites measuring 35-44m2 with private balconies and six Cataratas suites of 94m2 with four balconies, a living room, two bedrooms and two bathrooms.

Deluxe Falls View Room

Childcare

Children are welcome to come and stay at Hotel das Cataratas, and babysitting can easily be arranged upon request, but there are no specific facilities available. Some rooms will interconnect.

Facilities

Hotel das Cataratas has two swimming pools (one for children), a kids club, an archery, a bar and grill, two restaurants, internet, look-out point over the falls, tennis court and volleyball.

Ipê Grill serves a delicious buffet breakfast in the morning and a barbecue in the evening offering a variety of tender meats and tasty side dishes. Itaipu is a fine dining restaurant serving a mix of Braziilan-international fusion dishes. You can eat inside the beautifully decorated restaurant or choose to dine on the terrace overlooking the verdant grounds.

Activities

Helicopter tours of the falls, guided tours through the park by moon light, rafting, Bird Park visits, tennis, archery and volleyball.

Location & Directions

Iguaçu Falls, Brazil

Hotel das Cataratas is located just a short stroll from the Iguassu Waterfalls, in the Iguassu National Park. Found in the Western extremities of Paraná, in the Iguassu River Basin, this is the last extensive area of Atlantic Rainforest in the South of Brazil.

When to go

The high season is in January and February, when most Brazilians and Argentineans are on vacation; if you want to avoid crowded periods, avoid these months and Easter time. May and July are rainy months and the volume of the waters is at its maximum.

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