Boasting a non-fussy luxury aesthetic and surrounded by the Atlantic Rainforest, Awasi Iguazu is a stylish boutique retreat that is nestled within a private jungle reserve on the edge of the River Iguazu and just fifteen minutes from the iconic falls of the same name. Best of all, guests at this forest refuge are granted the unequivocal freedom that comes as a result of discovering off the beaten track places and curating tailor-made experiences with an assigned personal naturalist guide and 4x4 vehicle.
Its 14 spacious and secluded stand-alone villas, built on stilts for minimal environmental impact, are made from local wood to encourage architectural harmony with nature. Each of the accommodations boasts a large private decked terrace with a generously sized plunge pool, and offers indulgent views to the majestic forest that lies within touching distance. When not relaxing in complete privacy, guests have access to the communal areas within the main lodge that includes a bar and a restaurant serving the flavours of the Atlantic Rainforest.
Why we like it
Proposing a truly unique tailor-made experience, Awasi Iguazu’s private guides will take you where you want, when you want, in a private 4×4 vehicle. Like travelling with an old friend, part of the Awasi philosophy sees the guides taking guests to all of the lesser-known insider spots.
A melting pot of deep canyons, lush forests and gently flowing rivers, this area offers a wealth of experiences that go far beyond the world-famous waterfall. Head out on foot to discover some of the thousands of endemic plant and animal species, learn about the intricate birdsongs that unite to form one colossal 24-hour orchestra, and search for signs of tapirs and pumas.
Aside from the plethora of jungle trails, there are crystal clear pools to be found that can only be reached by boat, archaeological Jesuit ruins to uncover, and local Guarani tribes to visit (and perhaps purchase an artisan craft from).
- All-inclusive fully tailor-made excursions
- Private guide and 4x4
- Private decked terrace and plunge pool
- Award-winning restaurant
- Exclusive reserve location
Awasi Iguazu is situated just 15 minutes away from the spectacular Iguazu Falls, within a private jungle reserve on the edge of the River Iguazu.