Hotel Puerto Valle
This 19th century historic estancia sits on the fringes of the biodiverse Iberá Wetlands - at 1.3 million hectares, the largest protected area in Argentina and one of the largest fresh water reservoirs on the continent - with private access to its waterways. With just 13 beautiful rooms, the atmosphere is peaceful, the service personalised and the cuisine outstanding. Knowledgeable guides take guests out by boats and kayaks and on foot along the Parana River and through the forest, in search of the neotropical otter, the Pampas deer and the rare marsh deer, all native to the Corrientes region. More common sightings include capybara, caiman, howler monkeys and hundreds of birds - this is a classified IBA (Important Bird Area). Wildlife enthusiasts will be in heaven and Puerto Valle is also ideal for some R&R within a busy itinerary, thanks to a lovely pool and sunbathing deck, yoga and massage, easily accessed just 55 kms from Posadas airport, or combined with Iguassu Falls.