A five star hotel.
The attraction within walking distance
Free Breakfast and Internet
After our 20 minute delay at the Argentina border we arrived tired but glad to be in a really nice hotel. We were met by Robert, a friend of our driver, that spoke English and welcomed us and gave us the 25 cent tour of the resort. He is the guy that spoke by cell phone with the immigration border guards to translate for Enzo our driver. Nice guy. Glad we made it and very helpful.
We awoke late and had to hurry to breakfast which ended at 10. What a spread. All the normals, and my new breakfast favorite: Caramel Crepes with Chocolate sauce. 5 types of juices, breads and pastries galore. You name it. They had it. We set our alarm this morning.
And the view was of a huge section of the falls beneath a clear blue sky. Breathtaking to say the least.
After energizing at the buffet we headed out towards the trails. Although not well marked we found our way to the train station that took us to the main entrance of the park and the walkway to one of the main falls. We met two British gals that were just great people and spent the morning with them touring and chatting about life and all that stuff. We wish Fiona and Susan a safe and happy remainder of their holiday.
Again, pictures won’t do the falls justice as there are numerous falls in varied locations. You can view them from Brazil or Argentina. Up near the crest or down below near the base. We did the top today and will do the base tomorrow.
The heat was turned on in the sun and the humidity had me wet from head to toe in no time, but surprisingly if you stayed in the shade it was quite comfortable. I got a bit of a burn and will be careful the next several days til it bronzes.
After the hike we had empanadas and Gatorade under a huge canopy tree and listened to an elderly gentleman play the harp, guitar and accordion with traditional Argentine music. We could have stayed all day, but hot and sweaty we headed to the hotel for a shower and nap. It was a glorious first day in Iguassu and can’t wait until tomorrow.