This is the ideal place to jump-start your visit to the Iguazu Falls in Argentina. High on concept the secret garden is populated by tree ferns and other shade-loving plants salvaged from the slash and burn rural and logging activities decimating the surrounding rain-forest. Our location allows you to get a feel of living in a small South American frontier town and has easy access to urban amenities - supermarkets, restaurants and public transport to the Iguazu Falls and the two neighboring countries of Paraguay and Brazil.
4.6 on December 07, 2010
What is missing in the review choices is quality of stay. I give it 5 balls. If you wish to stay in a glitzy hotel room with TV, room service and no interactions with fellow travelers, look elsewhere. We thoroughly enjoyed visiting with other guests while sipping the famous Brazil national drink, capirinia while munching on freshly made empinadas after a day at iguazu falls. You meet so many interesting people who are of the same mindset when traveling. John Fernandez is a very intelligent person gifted with a great sense of humor and slightly offbeat style. Beware of the dog. While small and cute, it has a disagreeable side and a penchant for barking at John the owner and the staff. Do not let your child grab for her, as this might trigger an unpleasant event. We will go back in an instant if we revisit the area. Book long in advance for this B&B.
4.8 on May 09, 2010
The Secret Garden, however, is not a secret anymore as each of us who has enjoyed the wonderful hospitality of innkeeper John Fernandes tell the online world about our stay in Puerto Iguazu. His warm smile, generosity and willingness to help were exceptional. Additionally, his evening "drinks on the patio" gave us the opportunity to interact with John and the other friendly guests, not to mention his delightful dog Roxy. Besides being a very unique, intelligent and downright interesting individual, John is a wonderful photographer with a photo gallery on the premises. One soon realizes that the simplicity of the Secret Garden becomes sublime. It was a definite highlight of our forty-two day trip to South America. ~Barbara and Don Krumpe~
3.6 on September 10, 2009
John is an excellent host.A very helpful and really nice,decent humanbeing.I would suggest this place to anyone visiting Iguazu.Last but not the least is his cute dog Roxy.NS from Delhi India
4.0 on May 01, 2009
I'd recommend this place to everyone,John is a great guy and we really enjoyed our time there.Great free Cocktails and friendly staff,we'll be back one day John !
3.4 on February 02, 2009
John and Roxy are the perfect hosts. Would stay there again and recommend to friends.
5 on January 04, 2009
I must say that John and annalisa really made the end of our journey memorable. His hospitality, warm smile and generosity are exceptioanl. The surrounding area is breathtaking and unlike any where I have ever been. The falls are a definate MUST if you have traveled this far.
3.8 on December 25, 2008
Very nice place and friendly and helpful people.
4.0 on December 01, 2008
After reading the previous 10 reviews, all I can say is every word is true. The Secret Garden is a wonderful place to truly compliment the magnificent Iguaza Falls
3.6 on November 05, 2008
We stayed at Secret Garden Iguazù for 2 nights and we felt like at home. The rooms are big, clean and extremely confortable. Breakfast is great and has a large variety of fruits. We took it in the patio staring at colibris flying around!! Location is very closed to bus stop taking you to the falls, and in case the Innkeeper John can arrange a private taxi for you. By the way don't miss John's caipirinha served at 7.00 p.m.! Overall great experience
4.6 on October 31, 2008
Fantastic hospitality from John and a new friend in his dog Roxy
Casino, National/State parks, Nature area, Iguazu Waterfall
Bed and Breakfast
Board games, CD player, Computer, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet , 6-hour Laundry & ironing
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Desk, Hairdryer
Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Shopping, Sight-seeing
Picnic basket, Selected cocktails