I recently returned from a breathtaking trip to Argentina, where I had the privilege of staying at the Gran Meliá Iguazu and experiencing the wonders of the Iguazu Falls. From the moment I arrived, I knew I was in for a special treat.
A Luxurious Oasis in the Rainforest
The Gran Meliá Iguazu is a stunning hotel nestled amidst the lush rainforest, offering unparalleled views of the Iguazu Falls. My room was spacious and luxurious, with a private balcony that looked out onto the cascading waterfalls. The sound of the thundering water provided a calming soundtrack to my stay.
Friendly and Attentive Staff
The staff at the Gran Meliá Iguazu were incredibly welcoming and helpful. They went above and beyond to make my stay enjoyable, from remembering my dietary needs and creating delicious vegetarian dishes specially for me to providing helpful advice about the area. Their attention to detail was truly impressive.
Exclusive Red Level Experience
For guests choosing the Red Level experience, the hotel offers a private lounge for check-in and check-out, complete with special amenities, delicious tapas, and specialty drinks. It's the perfect way to start and end your stay at the Gran Meliá Iguazu in style.
Exploring the Magnificent Iguazu Falls
The highlight of my trip, of course, was the Iguazu Falls. These incredible falls are one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, and they did not disappoint. I was able to walk the trails around the falls, each offering a unique perspective of their grandeur. The power and beauty of the falls were truly awe-inspiring.
To get even closer to the falls, I took a thrilling boat ride that took me right up to the base of the cascades. The spray of the water was refreshing, and the views were simply unforgettable.
Adventures Beyond the Falls
While the Iguazu Falls were the star of the show, my trip to Argentina offered more than just natural beauty. I also had the opportunity to:
Unexpected Encounters with the Local Wildlife
One of the most memorable aspects of my stay at the Gran Meliá Iguazu was the unexpected encounters with the local wildlife. I woke up on several mornings to find monkeys perched on my balcony, curiously peering into my room. While the hotel does warn guests to keep their doors locked and belongings secured due to the playful nature of these creatures, it was still a delightful experience to have them visit so closely.
A Trip to Remember
My trip to Argentina was an unforgettable experience. From the luxurious accommodations at the Gran Meliá Iguazu to the awe-inspiring Iguazu Falls and the abundance of exciting activities, it was a trip that will stay with me forever. I highly recommend this destination to anyone looking for a luxurious and adventurous vacation.
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About Sheyla Paz
Sheyla was born and raised in Cuba and has been in the United States since 2000. She is a Journalist, Actress, Producer, and Photographer with a passion for travel. Sheyla launched the travel agency out of her desire to share her culture, music, dance, and the architecture of her homeland with others. Her agency provides travel arrangements to Latin countries, the Caribbean islands, and Europe. She is an award-winning short film producer and was recognized as a leading media personality in the Latino community in Tennessee with the award “Beacon of Light” in 2019. Sheyla was one of the few Cuban-American journalists who traveled to Cuba with President Barack Obama in 2016 as part of the White House Press Corps. She is an ASTA Verified travel advisor, Signature Travel Network Luxury Certified Travel advisor, and several destination specialists in the Caribbean and Latin America. She is also certified in Luxury River and Ocean cruises.
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