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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

  • 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…

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

    PM, Stamford Brook
  • Lovely hotel just re painted. Nice food.

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

    JS, Huddersfield
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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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