Paraná – Belmond Hotel das Cataratas
The silence here is always a moment illuminated by the powerful vibration of the waters of the Iguaçu Falls. With closed eyes, you can hear the sound awakened by the movement of one of the Wonders of the World. Staying at the Belmond Hotel das Cataratas in Foz do Iguaçu, Paraná, is certainly one of the most fantastic experiences in life. The gigantic hotel – with 187 rooms – offers an impeccably sophisticated stay, from a privileged “backyard” with the presence of the Iguazú Falls, to the Portuguese colonial style that marked the golden age of this original building.
Surrounding the hotel, in addition to monkeys and parrots, guests check out the tropical flower gardens, while a mix of the Atlantic Forest skirts the immense central pool, where you can enjoy a relaxed moment with a drink at hand. When choosing accommodation, Belmond Cataratas suggests sumptuous refuges, in the case of Superior category options, delicately decorated with the local flora and fauna paintings by the Brazilian artist Ludmilla de Montes and the traditional tiles, designed exclusively for the Belmond Hotel das Cataratas . The weight of the Belmond signature is taken to the new Pool Suites which are distinguished by their private pools.
At the table, the exquisite atmosphere is not lost either during breakfast in the restaurant Ipê Grill, also place for meals based on grilled meats, salads, international dishes and Brazilian desserts, or in the restaurant Itaipu that reserves gastronomic compositions à la carte designed by the chef of the house. The Cataratas Spa in turn reflects the peace motivated by the proximity of nature, suggesting treatments that benefit the relaxation of the body, such as Anti-stress, based on oil massages and towels, and Cascade, which involves cleaning bath and restorative massage.
On the outside, the resort is a true world of experiences in the midst of nature. The first one has to be the Iguassu Falls tour, in a private meeting with waterfalls over 70 meters high. With an attractive proposal, the Sunset Walk in partnership with Leica Sport Optics allows you to explore the local fauna and flora with Leica Trinovid 8×42 HD binoculars. For those who wish to see the nearby animals, the best recommendation is the Bird Park that welcomes more than 160 species in almost five hectares of natural habitat. The helicopter flight over the Falls is the final pinch for a surreal day.