The colonial Puerto Bemberg is a traditional and comfortable residence on the banks of the Parana river, around 18 miles from the famous Iguazu falls.

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This 1940's pousada has been reinvented as a luxury guesthouse, with 13 guest rooms and a suite with a private balcony. Each is spacious, with high ceilings, native wood furnishings, colourful features and llama quilts. The hotel's atmosphere is familiar, with a cosy library stuffed with Latin American literature and Argentinean art, old grand piano and decorative art covering the walls.

The kitchen at Puerto Bemberg create dishes to reflect the richness and colour of the jungle; with local and international flavours. To complement meals, the posada's wine cave holds an impressive 1600 bottles, showcasing the best of Argentinean wines.

The hotel has a large 20m pool in the midst of the jungle, perfect for relaxing under the shade of the trees. Nearby the Guatambu stream has natural bathing pools and falls, and high above the ground a raised wooden walkway from the posada ends at a roofed seating area with amazing views over the Misiones valley. An organic farm and vegetable garden thrives here, providing fresh veg for meals and working towards sustainability in the endangered forest; the hotel is hot on environmental responsibility, running a jungle reforestation programme, protected reserve and native plant nursery.

Other than the spectacular Iguazu falls, local activities include speedboat trips on the Parana river, bike and walking tours to Bella Vista falls, guided bird-watching trails, local craft workshops and the Jesuitic ruins at San Ignacio.

Why we love it

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The library's elegant dark wood shelves are made out of planks reclaimed from the old football stadium of nearby Newell's athletics club.

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Key Info

Number of rooms

176

Eco Rating

3

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