Hotel Bella Italia
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
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The name Iguazu comes from the Guarani or Tupi words meaning 'water' and 'uasu' meaning 'big'. Legend has it that a deity planned to marry a beautiful woman named Naipí, who fled with her mortal lover Tarobá in a canoe. In a rage, the deity sliced the river, creating the waterfalls and condemning the lovers to an eternal fall. The first European to record the existence of the falls was the Spanish conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca ...
... we took one of countless buses to the park entrance, paid an extortionate entrance fee and then joined the first of many queues in the boiling, steamy tropical sun for the mini train inside the park that transports everyone to the first vantage point of the falls. We reached the start of the long boardwalk out to the falls feeling hot, sweaty, weary and a little frustrated, battling the throngs of noisy camera wielding tourists already on the boardwalk. Once ...
... there were many coati families. Lots of babies and none if them scared of humans. However you don't pat them as they are quite dangerous. After lunch the group headed on yet another hike - a few if us declined and sweltered at the restaurant area. The guides were then able to bring the buses to that area to save us all a further hike back. Again across the border (all paperwork checked etc.) and back to the hotel - everyone ...
... you pay double!)
So I made a mistake when I booked my hotel reservation and booked a hotel on the Brazilian side of the falls. There are two entrances, one on the Argentina side and the other in Brazil. They are only a few miles apart and give you different views of the falls (Argentina is closer to the actual falls, Brazil has more panoramic views), and I had actually intended on visiting ...
... Dundee once said about a knife, now that is a waterfall!! Fairly quiet early in the day but more crowded later.
After seeing the horseshoe of falls, we lined up (again!!) for half an hour to catch a small train to where we walked to a spectacular waterfall, the Devils Throat, 82 metres high, 150 metres wide and 700 metres long around the curve. The mass of water was really overwhelming. Truly awe inspiring.