Located in Iguazu, La Cantera Jungle Lodge is near the airport and close to Aripuca and Guira Oga. Regional points of interest also include Iguazu National Park and Iguazu Falls.
"Unique place. We thought we were on the set of "Survivor"."
The wife and I stayed here on the recommendation of friends who had stayed here previously. The lady who checked us in was friendly, spoke great English, and took the time to explain things to us, even though others were waiting to check in. Walking from reception to our room, we passed the pool area which, whilst only a small area, seemed very popular with the guests. The pool itself was clean and inviting, and there were quite a few people either in the pool, or sitting around it on the deck chairs enjoying food and drink. Seemed a very relaxed place to be. The rooms themselves were a little dated as other reviewers have mentioned, but were clean and comfortable. The bed and pillows were also comfortable enough, but again, as other reviewers have mentioned, the beds are pretty high off the floor. All staff that we spoke to or had dealings with were friendly and spoke reasonably good English, so there are no language barriers to overcome. It was only a short 2 day stay for us at La Cantera Jungle Lodge so that we could visit Iguazu Falls, but we would definitely stay there again in the future.
"a little dated"
The staff was great, the pool area is good, but the rooms are a bit dated and worn out. The place needs to be renovated, especially the bathroom and tile. Our handle in the shower fell off and the tub floor was all wavy from settling underneath. The breakfast that is included is pretty bad and not much other than cereal. I would pay more money to stay somewhere nicer to be honest.
"Friendly staff, relaxing atmosphere"
Lovely room right in the jungle. We were hoping to see lots of birds though, they were very sparce, maybe the building of the hotel has scared most wildlife away, such a shame. My husband takes photos of moths, there were quite a lot around but unfortunately the high powered lights were burning many of them. The hotel should be using low voltage lights and that would cut their running costs too! There was quite a selection for breakfast on a help yourself basis. Scrambled eggs, bacon, cereals, yogurts, cakes, bread. We ate in the restaurant every night of our three night stay. Each night we enjoyed our main and sweet, the cost was not too high considering you would have to go into town for other restaurants.
The hotel was nicely situated on large grounds. The pool was beautiful and there was always ample, cozy seating. Our room was simple and clean. The bed was quite comfortable. The staff was friendly, especially Cristian and Pablo. Do take advantage of the free bike ride/tour and jungle walk. Breakfast was underwhelming but dinner was quite tasty. They make a mean bandiola! I've not been to a hotel where check-out happens before breakfast ends (check out by 10am; breakfast ends at 10.30am). It was quite early to be up and out!
The forest rooms (standard) are in fact semi-detached cabins, reached by jungly walkways. The beds are very comfortable, though somewhat high to climb into! The restaurant serves simple dishes, beautifully cooked and at reasonable prices. We would recommend the Pacu (a river fish). The staff are extremely helpful - Cristian in reception will make your day with his quirky humour.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 10:00 AM