Iguazu Falls is the spanish name (Argentina), you might also see it referred to as Iguassu Falls, Iguaçu Falls or Foz do Iguaçu(Brazil).. Sitting on the Iguazú River, it is shared by Argentina and Brazil as both countries are separated by the river. Catwalks are built on both sides providing views of the great waterfall.
With 275 cascades spread in a horsehoe shape over nearly two miles of the Iguazu River, Iguazú Falls are the result of a volcanic eruption which left yet another large crack in the earth. During the rainy season of November – March, the rate of flow of water going over the falls may reach 450,000 cubic feet (12,750 cubic m) per second.
Four times the width of Niagara Falls, Iguazu Falls are divided by various islands into separate waterfalls. One of the best known is Devil’s Throat, or Gargantua del Diablo with its perpetual spray high over the falls. Other notable falls are the San Martin, Bossetti, and Bernabe Mendez.
The best times to see Iguazu Falls are in the spring and fall. Summer is intensely tropically hot and humid, and in winter the water level is considerably lower.
Das Cataratas Hotel
Located inside the Brazilian Iguaçu National Park, the Hotel das Cataratas is surrounded by lush flora and fauna and a spectacular location close to Iguaçu Falls. Here, guests will find sophisticated colonial-style lodging and environmentally conscious accommodations. The hotel is located only 15 km from the Cataratas International Airport and 25 km from downtown Foz do Iguaçu. In addition to the local attractions, guests at the Hotel das Cataratas can enjoy the swimming pool and game room. There are also many walking trails available for guests looking to get some exercise amidst the beautiful nature. The hotel is in close proximity to the Iguaçu Resort golf course, with transfers available at the hotel. In addition, guests can dine at either of the hotel’s two restaurants, which serve Brazilian and International cuisine. The Hotel das Cataratas offers 195 elegant colonial-style rooms and suites. All rooms include air conditioning, cable TV, a mini-bar, a personal safe, and internet access.
Bourbon Cataratas Resort Convention
Iguaçu’s Bourbon Foz& Tower Hotel stands out for its quality amenities and high standard of service. Its proximity to Iguaçu Falls, as well as its leisure facilities, lodging, and convention center, make it ideal for tourists and business travelers alike. The hotel features three restaurants and two bars, serving delicious Brazilian and international cuisine. In addition, guests can relax at the pool, Jacuzzi, and sauna, or stay active at the resort’s fitness center and tennis court. The Bourbon Hotel and Resort also offers a Kid’s Club, playground, and children’s pool for those traveling with young ones. The convention center includes fourteen meeting rooms, a ballroom, an exposition center, as well as business services. With a total of 312 guestrooms and suites, including rooms equipped for guests with disabilities, allergies, and non-smokers, the hotel offers top-quality comfort and sophistication. All rooms include air conditioning, cable TV, internet access, a telephone, a radio alarm clock, a hair dryer, and an iron with an ironing board.
The MabuThermas& Resort’s most notable attraction is its thermal baths. Located above a hot-spring, the resort receives warm natural spring water, making it the ideal place for those seeking natural beauty and relaxation. With 36° C water year-round, Mabu’s hot-springs allow guests to bathe at any time, day or night. In addition, the hotel offers a swimming pool, a game room, and several sports courts, including tennis and sand volleyball. Guests can also unwind at one of the resort’s themed bars and restaurants. The hotel’s 201 guestrooms and suites are tastefully decorated and comfortably furnished. All include cable TV, air conditioning, a direct dial telephone, and a mini-bar.