Whether you stay on Argentina’s side of the cascades, or Brazil’s, you’ll fall for its selection of waterside and jungle-hidden hotels.
In Tupi-Guarani legend, beautiful Naipí flees with her human lover rather than marry a deity. In anger, the deity cleaves the Iguazú River on the border between Brazil and Argentina border in two, creating the country-straddling cascades that now form one of the world’s mightiest waterfalls. The tumultuous tumbling waters here certainly look otherworldly, and with numerous activities both water-based and in the surrounding rainforest, visitors are frequently waylaid here for days. The area’s hotel selection is also legendary – read on for our picks below.