The Hotel das Cataratas was one of the most amazing places we've stayed anywhere in the world. It's surrounded by nature - a few giant lizards lazing around by the pool, tons of birds in the palm trees, some giant bugs (though none that bug you), and the jungle. The birds around the pool were especially active and noisy each morning when we had breakfast. The birds, called Red-rumped Caciques, filled the palm trees with hanging nests. Apparently protection from the Toucans.