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La Cantera Jungle Lodge
Ranked #13 of 50 Hotels in Puerto Iguazu
Certificate of Excellence
Locke, New York
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Clean, nice location, food a problem”
Reviewed 10 January 2014

We spent two nights in early January wishing to spend some time at Iguazu Falls. The location of the lodge is in a small plot of secondary forest which is reaching some maturity. There are no walking trails on the property except for one very small loop. The check-in office is small, but adequate. It is staffed by one person usually, but often two. There seem to be two different locations for guests to stay. We stayed amongst the trees in a 4-suite unit located in a single building reached by boardwalks. There were a number of these. There were also some new cabins that had little natural plantings around them and would not at all have been acceptable. If you book with them, insist that you have your room in buildings truly surrounded by natural vegetation or go somewhere else. Other reviews mentioned lots of bird singing. In actuality, these are insects which can be quite loud.We are birdwatchers and the number of birds was actually quite small. Our room had a screened-in porch which was nice. They have a very nice swimming pool. However, there is no railing to hold when walking in and the bottom of the pool was slippery and I fell and hurt my back. Fortunately there was no real harm done. Just be careful.

The only real problem was the food. The restaurant does not seat all guests so one must make reservation for one of three sittings: 7:00, 8:30, and 10:00 in the evening. It appears that you do not have the option of ordering off a menu for these meals but rather a standard meal is served. The night we ate there it was a Bar-B-Que. There were a number of salads buffet-style. Then a device was brought to the table with steak, what we think was chicken, some pork, beef rib, a pork sausage and what looked like blood sausage. This meal mimics the churruscaria (sp?). Nearly finished with the meal they brought some french fries, which came too late. The flan for dessert really needs work. The previous night they had steak. The night we were there they had music: a base player who did back-up for an electronic mandolin. They were talented but very LOUD such that a normal conversation was not possible.

By the pool there is a snack area where you can get a hamburger or a ham sandwich with fries. Salads are also available as are soft-drinks and beer.

The biggest problem is that of water. When asked at the desk, we were told that the tap water is not for drinking but to use the water in the mini-bar. In my opinion there should have been at least two 500 ml bottles free per day. Cost for these is 20 pesos (about $3 US) whereas you can get it much cheaper in a grocery store. But there is none in any walking area.

For a little taste in staying at a jungle lodge, this one works OK. I rated this three dots because of limited food options and safety issues.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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La Cantera H, Director de Relaciones Públicas at La Cantera Jungle Lodge, responded to this review, 13 January 2014
Dear Guest,
thank you very much for your review, it has been very well detailed to our next visitors.
Is a fact we must improve with food service, and you can be sure we are evaluating the possibility of having free water in the rooms. So far, as you said, we have 3 free shuttles to town, that way is easier to buy things from a drugstore, such as water or insect repellent.
We hope you can visit us again,
kind regards.

Natalia Solsona
Director Relaciones Públicas La Cantera Lodge Iguazú
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Reviewed 5 January 2014

Fantastic experience to sleep in a safe clean yet adventurous little resort in the middle of the rain forest. Great pool, nice hot tubs on the balconies and animal sounds all around. Rooms are nice and spacey. What could improve is the speed of customer service at the main desk (long lines lead to frustration) and the quality of the food in the restaurant. Other than that this was probably one of the coolest places I ever stayed at.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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La Cantera H, Director de Relaciones Públicas at La Cantera Jungle Lodge, responded to this review, 11 January 2014
Dear Guest,

We want to thank you for your review. It's great that you have focus on capitalize each sensation that nature offers to us daily. With regard to the Front, thanks to your comment we will work on improve this.
Hoping you can visit as again,

Kind regards,
Natalia Solsona
Director Relaciones Públicas La Cantera Lodge Iguazú
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 29 December 2013

my experience here was pretty simple, clean, comfortable rooms with awesome air conditioning which was all i need for a quick trip to the falls. Don't forget that some websites don't include the 21%VAT which may cause for some confusion at check in. other than that good value, good location and helpful, patient staff.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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La Cantera H, Director de Relaciones Públicas at La Cantera Jungle Lodge, responded to this review, 10 January 2014
Estimated guest,

We appreciate your comment and we will love to received you again so you can enjoy all the options that this Land offers to you and everybody who wants to come.

Kind regards,

Natalia Solsona
Director Relaciones Públicas La Cantera Lodge Iguazú
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Reviewed 27 December 2013 via mobile

Fantastic location and outstandingly authentic (yet extremely comfortable) jungle environment. Pool was well maintained and the staff was usually quite friendly. The restaurant prices are a little steep, but the poolside "cafe" has a lot of reasonable options. They provided free rides into town and were able to help arrange service to the falls. Although the wifi didn't always work poolside or near the restaurant and the air conditioning had a couple small issues (which they fixed), the rooms were both spacious and comfortable! I would ABSOLUTELY stay here again.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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La Cantera H, Director de Relaciones Públicas at La Cantera Jungle Lodge, responded to this review, 10 January 2014
Dear Guest,
thank you very much for your feedback, is great to know you have enjoyed your stay with us.
We hope to receive you in a next visit.

Kind Regards,

Natalia Solsona
Director Relaciones Públicas La Cantera Lodge Iguazú
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2013

AMAZING place to stay...booked through Expedia a flight hotel package for 3 nights while staying in BsAs for main holiday.....Picked this hotel as wanted to stay in the jungle and it did not dissapoint.....PLEASE remember you are in the jungle and so for 3 days did not get hot water int he shower but it did not spoil it...a week maybe would have been a problem.
All the Staff were friendly and I would happily stay again.
Was on the ground floor of the 100 block and had no noise from other guest just jungle birds and insects which I liked instead of the usual car horns and party go-ers.
The Falls are Amazing, and recommend the Greatr Adventure - get wet on the boat ride (just wear clothes that dry quick and enjoy the freezing water of the falls)
Make sure you visit the mines at Wanda, and if you can cope with a 3hr coach ride to the Ruins at San Ignacia - its a long day but worth the money - BUT need to allow at least 4 days (i booked 3) if you want to do the brazillian side of the falls too.
Food here was good breakfast and had one dinner - no complaints. Book yourself one of the free limited shuttles into the town on the evening and get a taxi back.
Wish I had booked a longer stay (provided the hot water was resolved) but as I am planning a return to BsAs maybe I will be back as I have the Brazilian side to visit next time

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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La Cantera H, Director de Relaciones Públicas at La Cantera Jungle Lodge, responded to this review, 10 January 2014
Dear guest,
in the first place we would like to apologize for the water inconvenient, it was a bad surprise to everyone in here, wich has been repaired already.
And at the same time, we want to thank you for your recommendations, we hope to see you in a next visit, and hopefully with more time to explore both sides of this Beautiful Falls!

Kind regards,

Natalia Solsona
Director Relaciones Públicas La Cantera Lodge Iguazú
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2013

It's a lovely place to stay mostly because of the location in the real jungle. However, the patio doors don't have screens so one can't enjoy having these doors open overnight because of the mosqitoes - too bad! Breakfast was dreadful: cold coffee tasting like from the day before, spoiled orange juice already sour and nit fresh, old buns. Wi-fi service very unstable.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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La Cantera H, Director de Relaciones Públicas at La Cantera Jungle Lodge, responded to this review, 1 January 2014
Dear guest, we are glad to have a feedback from you. And we apologize for the inconvenience that you could have during breakfast.
We hope to receive you one more time, then so you will have the chance to enjoy as it has to be.

Kind regards,

Natalia Solsona
Director Relaciones Públicas La Cantera Lodge
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Cape Town
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Reviewed 11 December 2013 via mobile

Best and most helpful receptionist, Luciana. Lovely jungly birds sounds all around. Much nicer than staying in run down town of Iguazu . Very nice rooms blending in with surroundings and good pool area with snack bar. Recommended for sure.

  • Stayed December 2013
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La Cantera H, Director de Relaciones Públicas at La Cantera Jungle Lodge, responded to this review, 1 January 2014
Estimated guest, thanks for your feedback, we really apreciate it and we are glad you have enjoyed your days with us.
We will see you in your next trip!

Kind Regards,

Natalia Solsona
Director Relaciones Públicas La Cantera Lodge
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Property: La Cantera Jungle Lodge
Address: Ruta Nacional 12 5, Puerto Iguazu N3370HKA, Argentina
Region: Argentina > Litoral > Province of Misiones > Puerto Iguazu
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#7 Luxury Hotel in Puerto Iguazu
#8 Spa Hotel in Puerto Iguazu
#10 Romantic Hotel in Puerto Iguazu
#10 Family Hotel in Puerto Iguazu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — La Cantera Jungle Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Cantera Jungle Lodge was carefully built preserving the environment and having the least impact possible. In the 3 hectares of the facilities there are trees of over 400 years old (Purging cassia tree) and others which are protected because they are endangered species (Rosewood). Our Lodge is featured to be an innovating, exclusive proposal and to provide first class services bringing us closer to each passenger. Ideal for vacations, romantic trips, honeymoons, corporate resting, incentive trips, family reunions, relax and adventure in Misiones Jungle. ... more   less 
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