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Well-located hotel with a huge pool and a rustic look inspired by traditional Brazilian ranches.

Sanma has a great location just outside Iguaçu National Park and only 2km from the airport. Formerly the Hotel San Martin (our most popular mid-range choice in the area) the hotel has been upgraded and in recent years there is a huge swimming pool with a children's area, Jacuzzi and sauna.

Aside from visiting the falls, there are nature-focused activities to enjoy in the surrounding area, including woodland walks in the hotel grounds to the nearby river. Also within easy reach is the Bird Park, where you can see a plethora of tropical birds at close hand.

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What our clients say

  • "Location was great next to parc de aves and near the falls."

    JS, Huddersfield
  • "The location of San Martin was ideal. The grounds were super.”

    RB, Cardiff
  • "Beautiful grounds and gardens, comfortable rooms. Food a bit boring (though the menu offered some amusing dishes!)

    PM, Stamford Brook
  • Excellent location but disappointing food and service.

    SC, Cheltenham
  • Really good location for visiting the Falls. And grounds good to walk in.  Hotel could have made dinner/buffet arrangements clearer. Internet shaky. Trip information should make it clear there is a charge for the spa.

    MW, Exeter
  • Great situation. Important to have a decent dining room as there are no restaurants in the area. Good for families as there is a games room and facilities outdoors such as a football pitch, pool, obstacle course and forest walk.

    MH, Manchester
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Our expert's view

Kathryn Rhodes
Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Expert

Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.

Functional, spacious, and with plenty to do in and around the grounds, the San Martin is my top choice for families. Your proximity to the national park means you have a good chance of being among the first in line, so I’d suggest you opt for an early excursion and then spend the afternoon relaxing by the pool or spotting wonderful tropical birds in the neighbouring Bird Park.

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