Located inside the National Park of the Falls, the Belmond cataratas do Iguaçu is a national landmark, it’s timeless architecture will carry into a brazilian belle époque whilst simultaneously surprise you with the lush green nature of the park and, of course, the awe of the Iguaçu waterfalls. A rafting tour under the falls and a helicopter ride above it are musts, early walks around the falls are a must for those staying on property, as they get early access before everyone else, a real privilege. This is also South America's first and only Forbes Five Star hotel.

Affiliations: The Leading Hotels of the World, Virtuoso, Amex Fine Hotels & Resorts, Traveller Made, Forbes Five Star

Rooms: 187 Suites and Rooms

Best time of the year: November to April

Local Airport: IGU - Foz do Iguaçu/Cataratas International Airport.

Airlift to Local Airport: 1h 40 mins from São Paulo (GRU, CGH or VCP), 2h 10mins from Rio de Janeiro (GIG), and 45 mins from Florianopolis (FLN).

From Airport: 20 minutes drive.

Surf Spots nearby: None (this is inland, away from the ocean)

Dining: Fine Dining Restaurant + Restaurant with outdoor terrace + Poolside restaurant + Piano bar

Facilities & Services: Large swimming pool + Children’s swimming pool Tennis court + Gym + Cataratas Spa + Kids Play Room

Meetings & Events: Meeting and conference rooms rainforest + Tours with eco guide adventure sports