Nicolás Di Costanzo
Time is the measure of change, and I have been juggling this concept in my
mind for as long as I can remember. I was born in Buenos Aires, and my early
life took a conventional course: I grew up in the city and gained a degree in
Then, time suddenly increased its value and change followed. I packed my
bags and, driven by nature, headed to Patagonia. I stepped into the hospitality
industry and, for a decade, I squeezed the most I could out of time, changing
and moving around Patagonia and Northern Argentina.
Today, I have the incredible opportunity of being part of the Awasi family;
living, breathing and sharing the ecosystems of Iguazú Falls. This place has
been inspiring life as far back as the times when indigenous people understood
the world though their fascinating mythology and Jesuits settled here to build
their new world.
Now, I understand that if we can make a small change in people’s life or their
perception of the world, then we have achieved one of the most precious
things: time well spent.
I was born in the Corrientes Province, in northeast Argentina, but when I was
just a few days old my family moved to Puerto Iguazú.
My grandfather was one of the founders and pioneers of Puerto Iguazú. Ever
since I was little, I climbed the hills, and swam in the rivers and streams of my
beloved hometown. At this time, the biggest challenge life posed was
swimming in the waterfalls of Iguazú.
In my adult life, I have always worked in tourism and hotels.
One of my favourite pass-times is entering physical competitions, like
Ironman. This is where I learned that with strength and
effort, teamwork and comradeship, you can overcome challenges and complete your goals.
For me, being part of the Awasi family means putting into action these values,
so that the experience of those who visit us is a magical one…
Head of Guides & Excursions
I was born in the city of Eldorado, located about one hour away from Iguazú, and was blessed with a happy childhood with plenty of freedom, and being able to observe how nature determined my family's daily life.
During the weekends my parents would take me and my siblings out into the wild. We would spend our days by the pristine rivers and lakes, swim in their unpolluted waters and explore the green surroundings. This sparked my curiosity and love for nature in general and this part of the world in particular.
For my family, travelling was an important part of life and we would take frequent road trips and camp wherever the journey took us. Those adventures definitely inspired me in my adult life and I strive to pass that spirit on to the people that I work with.
As a guide, I believe it is important to always find the way to surprise our guests; to show them the unexpected secrets that nature and culture reveal and, ultimately, to make the experience moving and unforgettable.
Choose to be a traveller, not a tourist.
Seek the hidden corners, don't follow the crowds.
Follow your desires, not a schedule.
Travel with those you love, avoid big groups.
And have your own...
The Importance of People
It is our staff who create first impressions, who accompany our guests on their adventures, who strive to exceed expectations and send guests home with unforgettable memories.
We are forever grateful to the Awasi Family.