Tim and Carla spent their honeymoon in Argentina and Chile mixing Buenos Aires luxury with trekking the W Circuit of Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia. They’ve been kind enough to share some of their experiences on the Swoop blog. This second post is about a lodge and spa hotel they used on the Argentinian side of the Iguazu Falls called La Aldea de Selva.
What a great place for some peace and relaxation after the buzz and bustle of Buenos Aires. Although most people, like us, are here for a very short stay to see the falls, we thoroughly enjoyed some time to relax by the pool in 30o C sunshine, and laze and read in our own private hammock. The rooms are big and private with a unique natural feel, though I could have done with a couple more pillows! The food was reasonable at the hotel but we would recommend taking a cab into town to La Rueda to try some Surubi (common fish from he nearby Parana River). Deliciously cooked and really tasty. All in all a short but very sweet visit up north.
To check availability and rates at La Aldea de Selva click here. Alternatively, you can look at other accommodation options in Iguazu or contact us for advice.
We also recommend that you read more about Tim and Carla’s experience at Hotel Legado Mitico in Buenos Aires.
Once you’ve flown most of the way around the world to get to Patagonia you might as well savour some of the other places that the region has to offer. In Chile there’s the wine region around Santiago, Valparaiso and of course the Atacama Desert. In Argentina there’s obviously Buenos Aires, but also Mendoza at the foot of Aconcagua and the heart of the Argentine wine region, and of course Salta with its colonial style architecture and dramatic desert/volcanic landscapes.
Many of our clients also head to Iguazu for the incredible waterfalls. We sometimes hear that the accommodation options in Iguazu are good-but-somewhat-limited so when we recently heard about some alternatives we thought it was worth getting them out there onto the Swoop blog.
All of the options below are within an hour or two of the falls themselves, and each of the lodges offers an Iguazu day trip. You’ll also get away from the crowds and see more of the jungle.
First of all a budget option, with its own private nature reserve, some 80km from the Iguazu falls, Yacutinga Lodge.
Posada Puerto Bemberg is about 40km away and is a small boutique lodge at the premium end of the spectrum, reputed for its excellent guides.
Tacuapi Lodge: 250 Km south of Iguazu and a great adventure lodge (rapelling, mountain biking, jungle walks,etc) in a private jungle reserve.
Please contact us for more info on rates, discounts, and excursions to Iguazu and more.