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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

  • 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…

    MH, Manchester
  • This hotel fits the bill for people visiting the falls. Excellent location but it is a typical tourist hotel. Beautiful pool and gardens

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

    JS, Huddersfield
  • "Again very well positioned with very good facilities. A lovely pool. We would have liked to have gone on one of the walks they arranged but we were too busy…

    VM, Shoreham-by-Sea
  • Really enjoyed our stay here, very close to the Brazilian Falls National park site entrance. Lovely grounds & walking route, also swimming pool & bar service

    CL High Wycombe
  • Lovely hotel just re painted. Nice food.

    VS, Bicester
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Our Expert's Opinion

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.

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.


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