Had two nights here on our trip to the Falls (please, please, go to Iguazu, you will remember it forever). Well sited hotel on the edge of town - but thats where you want to be. Puerto Iguazu exists as a tourist - and mostly backpacker type hostel town (fair enough). There are lots of bigger hotels a short ride out of town, but if you are not in a car, this hotel is near enough to walk into town, should you wish to do so. Its a complex of lodges built on a slope and around a pool. From the back of the lodges, it really does feel like being in the jungle. Taxi to the hotel from the bus station was 20 pesos. It would probably take you 10 or 15 minutes to walk, but you wouldn't want to do that with luggage in the heat. The lodges are spacious and pretty well equipped - including kitchen and outdoor barbecue on a terrace at the back, should you wish to cook for yourselves (supermarket in town). The lodges are also pretty private - so no noise from neighbours. I guess they are a bit dated in their fixtures and fittings (with the exception of good flat screen tv) but everthing worked well and it was very clean and comfortable. There is a really nice swimming pool and an excellent games room - with table tennis, pool, mini play area for toddlers, TV, showers etc. which I imagine would be really great if you had kids with you. This is tucked away at the back of the pool, so not intrusive for those not wishing to use it. The restaurant was fine - nothing remarkable about the food, but perfectly adequate tucker. You could get cheaper if you walked into town - but we did not, so cannot comment on relative quality. Service was good. Breakfast was good for Argentina - hot and cold food, fruits and a good selection of pastries etc. The reception staff are very friendly and helpful. Greeted us with a nice fresh juice drink on arrival. They speak good English (and I think several other languages too). You can organise tours from there and taxis to the falls. They organised a private car for us, going and coming at our convenience. I guess you could get cheaper from the taxi rank in town, but probably not saving much. There is of course a bus from town too, for those who are on a budget or prefer to use public transport.
Go to the falls first thing in the day, be there as the park opens, and try to be on the first mini train out to the Devil's Throat - which leaves about 8.30. You will really appreciate getting to that magical spot before the crowds. The falls paths are really well organised and afford magnifient views of the amazing waterfalls. If you are brave enough you can do the boat trip which takes you more or less under some of the smaller falls - be warned though, people got really soaked! You can take the short boat trip to the Island with price included in your entrance fee, and thats fun - gives you a different view of the falls thundering down and you don't get wet! The views all round are fantastic - I have been to Niagara and I am afraid Eleanor Roosevelt was absolutely right! Nice view from the Sheraton bar too, if you pop in for a beer or cocktail. Get the car or taxi to pick you up there are the end of the day -- heaven - go now.
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