It is a real chance to be at the Falls Area, in Puerto Iguazu in a home enviroment. The owners make you feel very confortable and they give you all the information you need to have a fantastic time in this wild and lovely part of Argentina.
I was very close to the small city centre, a shot walking distance through a little bushland which provides a great idea about the wild vegetation of Puerto Iguazu!
Everyday I hAd a view of the 3 countries: BRASIL, PARAGUAY AND ARGENTINA.
THE ROOM WAS ABSOLUTELY CONFORTABLE!!!
One of the owners HARDI became a very good friend of mine and she is always ready to welcome any visitors!
Large room, home ambience, incredible back yard and very nice swimming pool!!!
Yacutinga Lodge is a jungle eco-retreat. A typical stay is for three nights. The meals were excellent. I was there in the winter and the temperatures were cool, but very mild. There is a main building surrounded by lodging modules comprised of private cabins. Each cabin has a woodburning stove. The cabins are colorfully decorated, and the woodburning stoves made them charmingly cozy. I had read a review previous to my visit that warned the place is miserably hot in the summer as there is no air conditioning (and no fans). So, the winter may be the most comfortable time to visit. The lights are off early once it gets dark so bring a flashlight if you wish to safely get around in your room! One problem that really needs to be fixed is that you must step up when you enter the bathroom area (just a few inches difference between the main floor and the bathroom floor), or else you may trip and could have a bad fall. The rooms are very clean, but keep in mind this is the jungle. Very humid even in the winter so the bathroom mirror and bathroom walls were wet. This retreat is best for people who enjoy being around nature and will not get bored without a TV or computer.
The well tended grounds of the retreat were absolutely beautiful. The staff members/guides were very courteous and eager to answer questions about the plants and animals indigenous to the region. I had hoped to see a lot of interesting jungle animals, but only saw a few coatis (they are related to racoons) and lots of agutis (they look like giant guinea pigs). Perhaps you have to go into remote jungle areas if you are hoping to see anything very exotic! I'll have to put an Amazon river tour on my wish list!
While in San Ignacio, stay in Hospedaje Salpeterer. It may also go by Hospedaje Aleman. A nice young couple own a couple of small rustic buildings that have guest rooms. All have hot water and bathrooms. There is a communal kitchen. There is a descent size lawn for camping or just hanging out on a sunny day to read. It is only a five minute walk to the town center where you pick up the bus.
The Ruins of San Ignacio Mini are about 20 minute walk. Ask the locals they will be glad to show you the way.
There are no frills here, however, it is a pleasant place that is not crowded or noisy. It is welcomed change after staying in B.A. or even the busy hostels in Iguazu. It is a very good value for you $10 pesos per night.
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