They are doing very good things here. It is privately owned, but set up as a nature reserve. Two resident naturalists will introduce you to the camp and will accompany you on the activities. Any staff I had interaction with were very helpful and friendly. Beware of the “orientation” the first evening. It is a long talk on problems of the rainforest and things that you have been aware of since high school. Come for the last half hour (probably round 7:30 as dinner is usually at 8pm) for information particular to this property and info. on the next days activities.
The rooms are well-designed and architecturally interesting. Each “pod” has four rooms that share a hot water tank. If you are on your own, ask for a pod where just one other room is occupied.
The food is excellent and plentiful. But bring snacks as it is quite a long time in-between lunch (around noon) and dinner (usually 8pm). Each time you return from an activity, you will be offered a very welcome lemonade.
There is limited cell service at the camp, but good wi-fi in the main lodge (not the rooms) which is complimentary.
I stayed two nights in the room called Toucan 8 and it was very comfortable. I visited in late September and there were no problems with mosquitoes. I didn’t do all the hikes, but had a good time sitting and reading in the hammock near the pool. I enjoyed the float trip (very easy) very much.
It is about a 2.5 hour ride from Iguassu in a large vehicle. Roads can be bad, so if you don’t want to be jostled around, sit in the front or the middle of the vehicle.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nested in the Interior Atlantic Rainforest this is the first and unique jungle lodge of Argentina. Sustainable tourism. Eco oriented tours within the exclusive Yacutinga's Private Nature Reserve. 80 kilometres away from the fantastic Iguazu Falls and its massive tourism. This Lodge has been built JUST FOR NATURE LOVERS. Native meals, ecotours conducted by ecologist & biologist, 20 rooms and 1 suite with a very intense contact with the Jungle atmosphere. A list of over 570 species of diurnal butterflies, more than 320 species of bird listed. Do not expect to observe plenty of mammals, our ecosystem doesn't allow this kind of gift. Expect for capuchin monkeys, coaties, hundred of butterflies , over 40 to 60 bird species in two days of ecoactivities. There other mammals that sometimes show up. Remember this is not a Zoo, everybody is free here... Including us. We do not offer a luxury accommodation. We offer equilibrium. Thank you for your attention. Carlos Sandoval Owner. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Yacutinga Hotel Puerto Iguazu