Where to stay when visiting Iguazu Falls?

When visiting Iguazu Falls, there are several accommodation options available, ranging from budget-friendly hostels to luxury resorts. You can choose to stay on the brazilian side, in Foz do Iguaçu or surrounding areas of this important city, or stay on the argentinian side, in Puerto Iguazu. But there is another difference, you can stay inside the park or not. So, what´s the best place to stay when visiting Iguazu Falls?


Staying on the argentinian side when visiting Iguazu Falls

If you choose to stay on the argentinian side, you have some different options. You can stay in Puerto Iguazu, which is a small town that offers different hotel categories, from bed and breakfast and AirBnB options, to luxury 5-star hotels.  Yes, Puerto Iguazu is a charming town located in northeastern Argentina, close to the Iguazu Falls. It offers a variety of accommodation options to suit different preferences and budgets.


Staying in Puerto Iguazu

Budget travelers can find hostels and guesthouses that offer basic amenities such as shared dormitories, communal areas, and simple breakfast options. You will also find mid-range hotels in Puerto Iguazu offer a balance between affordability and comfort.  These hotels typically offer comfortable rooms, some with private balconies, and a range of amenities such as swimming pools, spa facilities, and restaurants.

Luxury travelers will also find options in Puerto Iguazu, and some of them offers luxurious villas with private plunge pools and personalized service.

Many of the hotels in Puerto Iguazu are conveniently located within walking distance of the town center, where you can find a range of restaurants, bars, and shops.


The Panoramic Grand Hotel in Iguazu


Staying in the Iryapu Jungle

Staying in the Iryapu Jungle area can be a great option for those looking to experience the natural beauty of the area, with the lush jungle surroundings and wildlife providing a unique and memorable experience. The area is located about 20 minutes from the Iguazu Falls and the town center of Puerto Iguazu, making it a convenient base for exploring the area.

There are a few accommodation options located in the Iryapu area, including 4-star and 5-star hotels, which offers comfortable rooms and a range of facilities such as a swimming pool, restaurant, and spa services.

Staying in the Iryapu jungle area can be a great option for those looking for a peaceful and nature-filled stay near the Iguazu Falls. However, it’s important to note that the area is not within walking distance of many tourist attractions or restaurants, so transportation will be needed to access these areas.


Loi Suites Iguazu


Staying in the Iguazu National Park (Argentina Side)

Accommodation within the Parque Nacional Iguazu, where the Iguazu Falls are located, is limited to just one hotel – the Gran Melia Iguazu. This is a luxury hotel that offers spectacular views of the falls and the surrounding jungle.

The hotel is located within the national park, making it a convenient option for those who want to spend more time exploring the park and the falls. Guests can enjoy hiking trails, birdwatching, and wildlife spotting, as well as taking a variety of tours and excursions offered by the hotel.

The Gran Melia Iguazu features a range of upscale amenities, including a spa, outdoor pool, tennis courts, and a restaurant serving local and international cuisine. The hotel offers rooms with balconies or terraces overlooking the falls or the jungle, providing a stunning and unique experience.

Staying at the Gran Melia Iguazu offers guests the opportunity to experience the Iguazu Falls in a truly unique way, with the convenience of being located right within the park. However, it’s worth noting that the hotel is quite expensive, and it may not be the most budget-friendly option for those visiting the falls.

For those who are looking for more budget-friendly accommodation options, there are several hotels and hostels located in the nearby town of Puerto Iguazu, which is just a short drive from the national park.


Staying on the brazilian side when visiting Iguazu Falls

If you choose to stay on the brazilian side, you can go to Foz do Iguaçu, or stay inside the park on the brazilian side. Check the options available for you:


Staying in Foz do Iguaçu

Foz do Iguaçu is a popular destination for visitors to the Iguazu Falls, offering a range of accommodation options to suit different budgets and preferences. One of the benefits of staying in Foz do Iguaçu is that there are many hotels and guesthouses to choose from, ranging from budget-friendly hostels to luxury resorts. This means that visitors can easily find a place to stay that suits their needs and budget.

In addition, Foz do Iguaçu is a lively city with a range of restaurants, bars, and shops, providing visitors with plenty of options for dining and entertainment outside of the national park. The city is also home to several tourist attractions, including the Parque das Aves bird park and the Itaipu Dam, which can be visited as day trips from Foz do Iguaçu.

Staying in Foz do Iguaçu also provides easy access to the Iguazu Falls, with several tour operators offering transportation to and from the park. The falls are located about 25 kilometers from the city, and visitors can choose to explore both the Argentine and Brazilian sides of the falls from Foz do Iguaçu.


hotel Belmond Das Cataratas in Iguazu Falls


Staying in the Parque Nacional do Iguaçu (brazilian side)

If you want to stay in the park, the Belmond Hotel das Cataratas is located within the Parque Nacional do Iguaçu, on the Brazilian side of the falls. This amazing hotel is the only hotel within the park, and offers a luxurious and convenient option for those looking to stay close to the falls. The hotel features beautiful views of the falls, a pool, a spa, several restaurants, and easy access to the park’s walking trails.

The hotel has a long history, having been built in 1958, and has undergone several renovations and upgrades since then. Today, it features 193 rooms and suites, all beautifully decorated and equipped with modern amenities such as air conditioning, flat-screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi.

In addition to its prime location, the Belmond Hotel das Cataratas also offers a range of facilities and services to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable stay. These include:

  • Swimming pools: The hotel has two swimming pools, including a large outdoor pool and a heated indoor pool.
  • Spa: The Cataratas Spa offers a range of treatments and services, including massages, facials, and body treatments.
  • Dining options: The hotel features two restaurants and a bar, offering a range of cuisine options and a selection of wines and cocktails.
  • Activities and excursions: The hotel can arrange a range of activities and excursions, including guided walks in the park, birdwatching tours, and helicopter flights over the falls.
  • Meeting and event facilities: The hotel has several meeting rooms and event spaces, suitable for both business and social events.


Where to stay in Iguazu Falls



Ramiro Rodriguez

Ramiro Rodriguez

25 years working in the travel industry, as Sales & Marketing Manager at RipioTurismo. Marketing Manager at Nuevas Ideas Travel Consulting Group. Writer and travel lover.

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