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Los Tangueros, Puerto Iguazú, Argentina

Al fresco breakfast

Al fresco breakfast

Email contact with Marie at Los Tangueros was friendly and helpful so we anticipated a pleasant stay.  Marie arranged for a private taxi driver to collect us from the Airport for an additional $60, which seems to be the average price, and we arrived mid- morning.  Situated on the outer limits of Puerto Iguazú on the falls side of town, Los Tangueros is a lovely, clean and simple hostelria or posada, the real piece de resistence being the beautiful garden with pagoda, tables, chairs, loungers, hammocks and pool.
Our room was furnished simply with a double bed, bedside table, chair, side table and wardrobe (as well as a single bed) in charming, simple, rustic style, with tiled floors and wooden beamed ceiling. The bathroom is simple, with no separate shower cubicle – a squeegy is provided so you can clear the floor of excess water after your shower.  Fresh towels are provided daily.
Marie, originally from France, is an attentive hostess ensuring that you have a comfortable and pleasant stay.  She suggests places to visit and things to do, as well as arranging transport or giving guidance on buses.  The day we arrived it was suggested we had time to visit the Brazilian side of the Iguazu Falls, with the lovely Dany, the driver who collected us from the airport, taking us across for $100, which worked out perfectly. Marie offered to cook us dinner in the evening on our return at a time we specified, and we thought this was a great idea and were proven right!
The outdoor area at Los Tangueros is fabulous after a long day of walking around the falls.  We chatted with Marie and her mother, who was visiting from France at the time, and showed them photos of our day’s trip then later in the evening the two of us went out to the table under the pagoda and dined on a fine parilla of steak, chicken, chorizo and morcilla (although we don’t eat it) and a lovely, healthy salad of lettuce, avocado and tomato followed by a delicious fruit salad all for $30 each. Marie has a fridge full of cold drinks at your disposal, as well as offering you the opportunity to buy food to bring back and barbeque yourself and eat in the garden!
Breakfast is also served al fresco, which gave us the chance to watch a Humming Bird buzzing around from flower to flower!
For an uncomplicated, relaxed, quiet (apart from the Cockrel at dawn!) and pleasant stay at a perfectly reasonable price I can’t see why you would want to stay anywhere else!  The only potential drawback, which for us also happened to be it’s selling point, is it’s location.  You are a good 5 – 8 min walk partially on clay roads from the Ruta 12, the main road, to catch the bus out to the Falls or to head into town.  Taxis to or from town generally cost $10. The bus cost $1.50 into the centre or $5 to the Iguazu National Parque. If you like to be walking distance from a choice of restaurants and bars, then this won’t be the ideal spot, but if you don’t mind a little journey here and there then I am sure you will have a great visit! Note, Marie has a friendly dog, a German Shepherd, called Tango.  I am not a dog-lover, but he was friendly and good and didn’t bark much at all so wasn’t an issue, and if you like dogs then he will be your best friend as he wants to play all the time!

Prices quoted are in Argentinian Pesos.

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