Puerto Valle rests within a private forest reserve on the banks of a wide lake in the Parana River, near Laguna Valle and the vast Ibera wetlands.
Entering the grounds, the road passes through a natural tunnel of towering bamboo. Guests are welcomed with fresh fruit juices, verbena-scented towels, and views of the sparkling Parana.
The tidy hotel grounds are planted with fig, palm, avocado, hibiscus, and an organic garden.
Puerto Valle’s original, whitewashed ranch house, or Casco Viejo, was constructed in 1868. The surrounding forest is home to howler monkeys, cuckoos, trogons, macaws, and parakeets.
In the nearby Iberá Wetlands, guests can observe capybaras, black caimans, marsh deer, otters, storks, and herons. Some of our favorite viewing is after dark; the southern night sky is especially brilliant here.
Food is a highlight at Puerto Valle; fresh vegetables, herbs, and fruit compliment simple, flavorful preparations.
The executive chef highlights the typical local ingredients such as fish and tropical citrus paired with herbs and vegetables grown in the organic garden.
The full-board program includes three meals daily, non-alcoholic beverages, guided excursions, and Posadas airport transfers.
Puerto Valle is located 210 miles southwest of Iguazu Falls and 33 miles (40 minutes) southwest of the Posadas airport via Route 12. The roads leading to the property are well-paved.
The scenery looks like east Texas, but with an occasional palm tree.
The hotel’s 13 rooms offer views of the Parana River and were artfully-designed to ensure a luxury experience for guests.
In-room amenities: air conditioning, ceiling fans, Egyptian cotton sheets, pillow menu, bathrobes, slippers, Wi-Fi, drinking water, mate tea service,
and security box. Alcohol and laundry service carry an additional fee.
Massages can be arranged upon request. Rooms at Puerto Valle do not have televisions. The evening turn-down service chocolate is exceptional.
Casco Viejo Rooms
There are 4 Casco Viejo rooms that are 517 square feet. These rooms have King or twin beds and can accommodate up to 3 adults.
There are 8 Deluxe Rooms that are 645 square feet. They are equipped with King or twin beds and can accommodate up to 3 people.
These rooms are duplexes with private patios with benches and chairs, outdoor showers. They have wood burning fireplaces, and a mini fridge with cold water.
The suite duplex is around 1,000 square feet and can accommodate up to 5 people. The first floor has a bedroom and bathroom with a living room upstairs. Downstairs there is either a king or twin beds.
Among the hotel amenities is an ambient-temperature swimming pool, gardens, hiking trails, boat dock, restaurant, lounge, palapa, barbecue, game room, movie collection, library, Wi-Fi, 24-hour coffee / tea service, and use of bicycles and kayaks.
Although Hotel Puerto Valle is perfect for relaxation, exuding a strong sense of peace and tranquility and well-being, it’s also a place that calls guests to the outdoors with wide skies, tranquil waters, and gorgeous sunsets.
A favorite excursion is the exploration of the Ibera wetlands by boat, with exclusive access to Laguna Valle. These safaris are ideal for photographers and birders, allowing up close observation of caimans, capybaras, and herons.
Guests typically stay 3 or 4 nights. LANDED can arrange privately guided excursions and experiences, such as kayaking along Parana River and various channels, horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking the monkey trail forest (home to howler monkeys), cooking classes, yerba mate factory tour, visits to the Ituzaingo Dam, and fishing.
Excursions on the river are weather dependent. Wind is sometimes a factor. Wetland excursions are limited to 7 guests maximum. Parana River excursions are limited to 8.
Lucky participants can encounter and observe peccaries, armadillos, maned wolfs, giant anteaters, anacondas, jaguars, and tapirs. The macaws found around Puerto Valle are red and military (green). There are no hyacinth macaws (purple) or blue macaws here.
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