This is a really gorgeous and quiet place, run by two committed biologists, Julian and Liliana. They bought the land a few years ago and have focused on reforesting some of the area that had been cut. They are building a new lodge which will be great when it opens, which is scheduled to be about a year. In the meantime, the hostel is very nice--is along the main road, and is quiet and comfortable. My main interest in a three day stay was birding, and we saw over 165 species, including many of the local specialties. There are a number of very nice trails which go through the main part of the reserve. It is quiet here compared to the Iguazu area, and I'd highly recommend a visit for anyone wanting to see the Atlantic forest and some of its specialties. Seeing displaying Swallow-tailed Manakins was especially spectacular.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover the authentic Atlantic forest in the Karadya Bio-reserve, only 80 kilometers from the Iguazu Falls in Argentina. Directed by experienced biologists, the reserve has trails designed to maximize your encounter with the flora and fauna of one of the last fragments of the Atlantic forest. We promote the sustainable use of resources and we work closely with local producers who carry out responsible agriculture. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Karadya Birding Lodge And Reserve Argentina/Misiones