Hotel das Cataratas is located in Iguassu National Park in Brazil, one of the most ecologically sensitive zones of the world. This 5-star property is close to the stunning Iguazu Falls made up of numerous waterfalls and one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature.

The property is a Portuguese colonial residence that blends beautifully with the nature all around. Even the most demanding travelers are awe-struck as they come face-to-face with as many as 275 waterfalls.

The hotel is a perfect destination for nature lovers who enjoy a luxury setting. Colonial architecture and furnishings, marble-topped vanities, hand-painted tiles and large verandas give it a period look.

Rooms and Suites

The suites, superior and junior rooms are all thoughtfully designed in a Portuguese era theme. There are almost 200 suites and guest rooms, featuring dark-wood furnishings and colorful accents.

Guest accommodations are elegant, classic and contemporary with writing desks overlooking large windows. Large verandas have views of the tennis court, expansive tropical gardens and the large pool, lined with palm trees.

The cushions and plants in the guest accommodations depict the jungle surroundings. The painted tiles have been designed exclusively by Ludmilla de Montes, the Brazilian artist.

Restaurants

There are two restaurants: Ipe Grill next to the pool and Itaipu restaurant with waterfall views. Ipe Grill serves buffet breakfast, salads, classic Brazilian desserts, and international and local delicacies. The gaucho-style barbecue showcases hot side dishes with tender meats.

Itaipu restaurant serves fusion dishes indoors and outdoors on the terrace, with spectacular views of the lush grounds, all the way up to the waterfalls in Iguazu National Park.

Head to the Taroba bar in the evening, a sociable and cozy meeting place where guests can have their drinks and share the stories of their adventures. Watch the rainforest or the stunning waterfalls as you sip the cocktails. There is Brazilian music and other entertainment in the evenings between 7 and 11 pm.

Spa and Fitness

You won't find a spa located at a more picturesque destination anywhere in Brazil. Cataratas Spa is among the best places for rejuvenation and relaxation as well.

The ingredients used at the spa are harvested from the Brazilian rainforest. The therapies energize, cleanse and comfort. The spa menu includes natural facials, massages, hand and foot treatments.

The Facts

Rooms start at R$1,010 BRL per night.

The hotel provides slippers and bathrobes for children, roll-away beds and baby cots. The restaurants offer a kids' menu.

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Location: Rodovia Br 469 , Km 32 - Iguassu National Park, Foz do Iguassu , Brazil , website, 800 837 9051, (55) 45 2102-7000