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Iguaçu Falls, Brazil

Sanma is a popular choice for spending a couple of nights at the Iguaçu Falls. Located outside of the town near the falls, exploration of the Brazilian national park is easy, and the clean, comfortable rooms make for a pleasant stay.

The hotel is situated outside of the city of Foz do Iguaçu and rooms are set within the tropical forest, providing a tranquil retreat from the crowds of the falls and the bustle of the town. After taking in the impressive sight and sound of the falls, relax in the sauna or by the pool on the hotel's eighth floor terrace.


This value hotel option can't be beaten for its excellent location near to one of South America's biggest attractions — the spectacular Iguaçu Falls. It's the only hotel within easy walking distance of the entrance, allowing you to explore it at your leisure. You can easily get a taxi into town for a choice of evening meals.


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Surrounded by beautiful, natural landscape, the hotel's rooms are simple but comfortable, offering a good range of amenities such as Wi-Fi, air conditioning, TVs, hair dryers and safes. The entry-level rooms come with either a double bed or twin beds, while the Suites offer more space with a seating area, as well as a whirlpool bath. Many of the rooms and suites boast ocean views from private balconies.


The Sanma hotel is situated about a 10 to 15 minute drive from Foz do Iguaçu town, but is within easy walking distance (five minutes) of the entrance to Iguaçu National Park. From here you can pay for your entrance, and the free shuttle bus takes you right up to the edge of the falls. This easy access to the falls is the San Martin's biggest plus point, as it removes travel time and expense in getting to the national park. It's also only a short journey from the airport at Foz, making it ideal for a couple of nights on the Brazilian side of the falls.

Food and drink

The on site restaurant, Taroba, serves breakfast and fairly pricey lunch and evening meals in a casual setting. A good alternative is to dine in one of the park's restaurants during the day and heading into Foz for dinner. The hotel's bar occasionally offers live music in the evening and serves snacks and light lunches.

Facilities and activities

Facilities on site include a swimming pool, a gym and a spa, as well as a tennis court, football pitch, adventure playground and a number of trails to explore in its grounds.


A number of the rooms here offer accessibility features such as grab bars in the bathroom, a shower seat and wheelchair accessible doors.

Tour ideas in Iguaçu Falls

Our itineraries are there to spark ideas for how you could include a stay at Sanma as part of your trip. Treat them simply as suggestions, because every aspect of the trip we create for you will be yours to define.

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    Alternative places to stay nearby

    Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can't be bettered.

    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area's inhabitants.

    • Iguaçu Falls Walking Tour
      Iguaçu Falls

      Iguaçu Falls Walking Tour

      Iguaçu Falls Walking Tour

      The finest overall view of the falls is from the Brazilian side, as it is said that 'Argentina puts on the show and Brazil enjoys the view'.

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    • Macuco Safari
      Macuco Safari

      Macuco Safari

      Macuco Safari

      Travel through the dense rainforest to Iguaçu Falls, where you get to experience the waterfalls close up.

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