Hotel Puerto Valle

This 19th century historic estancia sits on the fringes of the biodiverse Iberá Wetlands - at 1.3 million hectares, the largest protected area in Argentina and one of the largest fresh water reservoirs on the continent - with private access to its waterways. With just 13 beautiful rooms, the atmosphere is peaceful, the service personalised and the cuisine outstanding. Knowledgeable guides take guests out by boats and kayaks and on foot along the Parana River and through the forest, in search of the neotropical otter, the Pampas deer and the rare marsh deer, all native to the Corrientes region. More common sightings include capybara, caiman, howler monkeys and hundreds of birds - this is a classified IBA (Important Bird Area). Wildlife enthusiasts will be in heaven and Puerto Valle is also ideal for some R&R within a busy itinerary, thanks to a lovely pool and sunbathing deck, yoga and massage, easily accessed just 55 kms from Posadas airport or linked with Iguassu Falls.

Senderos Soul

The guided experiences that Hotel Puerto Valle offer guests cover a wide area of land and water, including into the amazing Ibera Wetlands as well as along the tributaries of the River Paraná - to discover a wealth of wildlife and birdlife. What also really stood out for me when staying here was the quality and variety of cuisine presented at mealtimes and at surprise locations during the excursions. As the hotel is located in a dense tropical region and very close to the borders of Brazil and Paraguay, the cuisine is a fusion of these countries but also with a distinctive Argentinean and Estancia feel to it. They grow almost all of their own fruit and vegetables in their organic kitchen garden and offer a wide range of fresh dishes suitable for any dietary need. In addition to this they also offer the more traditional ‘asados’ - with slow cooked meats from their farm - and afternoon teas with local delicacies as a taste of Estancia living.

- Nicola, Senderos

Getting there

Hotel Puerto Valle is in the Corrientes Province of northeast Argentina, on the edge of Ibera National Park. It’s 55km from Posadas and a 4-hour drive from Iguazu falls.

by road

BY ROAD

A 40-minute drive from Posadas Airport

by air

BY AIR

Nearest airport: Fly into Posadas Airport, a 2-hour hop from Buenos Aires.