Belmond hotel das cataratas is the only hotel located within the iguassu national park, with the world famous iguassu falls just a two minute walk from the hotel. Belmond hotel das cataratas guests are able to enjoy exclusive access to the falls each morning before the park opens. The iguassu falls are a breathtaking collection of 275 waterfalls, extending over almost 3 kilometers in an enormous canyon on the iguassu river. Accessible from the hotel are a range of experiences within this spectacular region, including helicopter flights, rafting, nature walks, jeep safaris and a visit to the bird park. There are 19 large waterfalls, but only three on the brazilian side. Most of the falls are on the argentinian side and face brazil, presenting a better view of the waterfalls on the brazilian side where belmond hotel das cataratas is located. Belmond hotel das cataratas features a large swimming pool and a smaller childrens pool in the center of the property. The hotel is surrounded by tropical gardens where delicate orchids grow. Facilities include two restaurants, two bars, three meeting rooms, business center, full service spa, tennis court and complimentary wireless internet access in all public areas and accommodations. The itaipu restaurant offers a selection of both traditional brazilian delicacies and international cuisine. Dining is available both indoors or outdoors. Services include 24-hour room service and concierge. The hotel's attentive and helpful staff are available to help plan your sightseeing and recreational activities. Luxurious accommodations include 178 guestrooms and 15 suites. All are decorated in a portuguese style featuring paintings of the local flora and fauna by brazilian artist ludmilla de montes. Rooms also feature traditional painted tiles designed exclusively for belmond hotel das cataratas, as well as beautiful polished hardwood floors. Views are of either the national park's lush tropical forest or the hotel's manicured central garden. A few select rooms and suites offer views of the falls. Amenities in all accommodations include air-conditioning, widescreen high-definition lcd televisions, complimentary wireless internet access, idd phones and bedside controls. Full buffet breakfast is included with all published rates.