This place was absolutely magnificent! My girlfriend and I were so sad to leave. Looking back on our trip through Argentina, our stay here is what we miss the most.
John is an absolutely wonderful person and host. He is very friendly and very easy to talk to. When we got there, he picked us up from the bus station and gave us a tour of the town, recommending places to eat, etc (Aqua is fabulous! He will make reservations for you). He told us exactly how to get to the Falls (bus or car, bus is much cheaper) and answered all our questions. John really wants to make his guests as happy as possible. He even has a phone that he will let you use to call internationally!
The place itself is situated in a very pretty garden. The rooms are very clean and nice with A/C and free wifi. Breakfast is delicious; fresh fruit (the papaya used is grown in the garden), toast, all sorts of jams, coffee, a mixed orange and pineapple juice.
Cocktails at 7 are one of the best parts of staying at the Secret Garden. You are out on the patio with all the other guests talking and sharing experiences. Everyone we met were so friendly and a great joy to get to meet and talk to. Watch out, the drinks are kind of strong, but very good. The bruschetta and other snacks were all extremely tasty. A wonderful appetizer before going out to eat.
Because the town itself doesn't have much to do besides the Falls, I would recommend going into Paraguay or Brazil. John is more than willing to help with trips over.
The Secret Garden is the first place I would recommend to anyone traveling to see the Falls. I am so glad we decided not to stay at the Sheraton.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An ideal place to jump-start your visit to the Iguazu Falls in Argentina. High on concept the Secret Garden is populated by tree ferns and other shade-loving plants salvaged from the slash and burn rural and logging activities decimating the surrounding rain-forest. Our location allows you to get a feel of living in a small South American frontier town and has easy access to urban amenities. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Secret Garden Iguazu Hotel Puerto Iguazu
- Secret Garden Iguazu Bed And Breakfast