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Belmond Hotel das Cataratas

Iguaçu Falls, Brazil

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

  • Belmond Hotel 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

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Best time to Visit

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The high season is in January and February, when most Brazilians and Argentineans are on holiday; 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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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 metres (and sometimes right under) the base of the Falls. Guaranteed - you will get drenched!

Book your stay at the hotel during a full moon and enjoy a tour from the hotel to the Brazilian side of the falls at night. The waterfalls look spectacular when lit up by the light of the full moon.

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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.

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 colourful 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.

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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

The Belmond Hotel das Cataracas' Deluxe Falls View Rooms welcome you with bright and airy tropical decor and rich wood furniture. Interiors feature premium bedding and all of the modern conveniences, such as complimentary wifi, a flatscreen television, minibar, and spacious en suite marble bathroom.


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


Belmond 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.


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



Jenny Culverwell (Staff)

The food at the hotel is quite pricey but enjoy a poolside Brazilian barbecue at the Ip Grill and you will enjoy an unlimited buffet selection of deliciously tender meat, a large array of salads, savoury treats and side dishes and then scrumptious deserts.


Mark Beken (Staff)

It is virtually Hobson's choice, if you want to stay right by the Falls. True, there is the Sheraton on the Argentinean side, but given the option, why wouldn't you stay at the newly renovated and classier Belmond Hotel das Cataratas? One of the best things about the hotel is the fact that you are right by the walkways, allowing you to experience the Falls outside normal visiting hours before and after the hordes have been. The pool as well is a fantastic place to while away the siesta hours. Food is good although pricey, but considering you are likely to visit the Falls just once in your life, it is a relatively small downside.


  • Helicopter Flight Over Iguazu Falls

    A 10 minute helicopter flight is a spectacular way to admire the amazing natural force of the Iguassu Falls and surroundings. It is weather dependant (a minimum of 3 guests) so we advise to book this locally through the Belmond Das Cataratas on arrival.

  • Iguazu Falls - Half Day Argentine Side

    The Iguazu Falls are one of South America’s spectacular natural wonders located on the border of Brazil and Argentina. Enjoy a private half day guided tour of the Argentine side. A thrilling boat trip can also be taken to the base of the falls (optional).

  • Iguazu Full Moon Walking Tour

    On the night of the full moon, guests at Belmond das Cataratas will have the opportunity to experience the falls at night on a guided walking tour, when there is the rare opportunity to see a beautiful lunar rainbow over the falls.

  • Iguaçu Falls - Brazilian side

    The most spectacular panoramic views of the Iguazu Falls are from the Brazilian side, as it is said that 'Argentina puts on the show and Brazil enjoys the view'. Stop off at magnificent vantage points with your private guide on this half day exploration.

  • Macuco Safari Tour

    Admire the sheer force of the Iguassu Falls as you head by motorised boat upstream, towards the base of the falls for a breathtaking experience! Prepare to get thoroughly drenched as you get up close to this impressive natural wonder.

  • Morning walks at Iguazu

    As the only hotel situated within the Iguazu National Park, guests at the Belmond das Cataratas will have privileged access to the park before any other visitors arrive. Benefit from guided walks to make the most of the hotel's enviable location.

  • The Argentine Experience

    Get under the skin of Argentine cuisine and culture with this in-depth experience, sampling delicious delicacies, fine wines and partaking in the age old tradition of mate drinking (transfers not included).

  • The Argentine Experience at Iguazu

    Learn to prepare the perfect steak, create tasty empanadas and whisk up some delicious wine cocktails with the help of your host - not forgetting dessert! Don your apron and get stuck into The Argentine Experience for a dinner party like no other.

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    from £9100 pp inc flights & transfers for 11 nights

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    • Relax in the grounds of Estancia El Colibri and enjoy horse riding and mountain biking, take a polo clinic or a cookery class and lend a hand to the gauchos
    • Marvel at the natural spectacle of the Iguazu Falls, set amid dense jungle vegetation
  • Brazil for Young Families

    Rio, Iguassu & Praia do Forte

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    • Easy itinerary that combines three great Brazilian icons
    • Children will love everywhere from the fun of Rio and natural wonders of Iguassu to the golden beaches of Bahia.
    • Look out for turtle eggs hatching at Praia do Forte - a huge highlight!
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    from £5700 pp inc flights & transfers for 12 nights

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    • Get up close to the thundering Iguassu Falls which are immersed in the jungle
    • Enjoy a spectacular tango show in Buenos Aires
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    • An ideal first visit to Brazil for couples and honeymooners
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    • Visit the Iguazu Falls, staying at the Belmond Hotel das Cataratas, the only property inside the national park

Location & directions

Iguaçu Falls, Brazil

Belmond 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.

How to get there

The Foz do Iguassu International Airport is located on the highway which provides access to the Iguassu Falls (BR469), 15 kilometers from the falls and is the nearest airport to Belmond Hotel das Cataratas. The Foz do Iguassu can be accessed via Rio de Janeiro or San Paulo.

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