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This pink palace is the only hotel on the Brazilian side of the Iguaçu National Park, which makes up the 240,000 hectares of rainforest, wildlife and water that straddles the Brazil-Argentina border.


All this grants you your very own private view of the famous thundering Iguaçu falls and river before and after the hordes of daytrippers file past. In 14 of the grand, colonial-styled rooms, you don't even have to leave your suite to catch a glimpse, although wherever you are in the hotel you can hear the muffled roar of all 275 pounding cascades.


WOW FACTOR Time your stay over a full moon and you'll have the rare chance to see a lunar rainbow, where the falls' spray casts an arced illusion in a spectrum of blue- and purple-tinged greys.

GO A double room costs from £327, B&B


LAST UPDATED: 4th January 2012 at 3:56pm

The only hotel inside the Iguassu National Park, Das Cataratas has an incredible location overlooking the Iguassu Falls. Surrounded by the rainforest close to the Argentine and Paraguayan borders, this Portuguese colonial-style hotel has 193 sleekly traditional rooms (including 15 suites), a large pool, a recently refurbished spa and breathtaking views. Make the most of the setting with a walking or cycling tour of the National Park (home to tropical birds, iguanas, vultures and jaguars). And since guests are allowed to explore before the gates open to the public at 9am, you can experience the majesty of the Falls in blissful peace. Wow factor: Take a helicopter flight over the Iguassu Falls. Flight time: From 12 hours via São Paulo to Foz do Iguasso. Go: Superior Rooms from £257 B&B (0845 077 2222; TAM flies to Foz do Iguasso from £580 return, excluding taxes (020 8741 2005;