Iguazu Falls (Argentina and Brazil)

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Located between Brazil and Argentina, the Iguazu Falls are formed by 275 waterfalls up to 80 meters high that make up one of nature’s greatest shows.

Chosen as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the falls make up a wonderful landscape capable of spitting the tears of its visitors with its wild magnitude. As well as the imposing waterfall Angel Falls in Venezuela, the highest in the world.

Two countries: Argentina and Brazil

National Park Iguazu

The Argentine side comprises 80% of the territory of the falls and is one of the most appreciated, although its Brazilian neighbor has nothing to envy.

The best starting point to visit the Argentine side is Puerto Iguazú, a pleasant town located 23 kilometers from the falls.

Boat trip: One of the most impressive activities consists of a boat trip on the Iguazu River, in which the boat is introduced under some of the impressive waterfalls to refresh visitors.

Garganta del Diablo: The jump with greater flow and height composes a majestic spectacle that can be seen a few meters away.

Coatíes: The park is full of these fun animals, which usually meet next to bars and restaurants to try to rob unsuspecting visitors.

Walks under the full moon: Every time there is a full moon the falls acquire a special glow and for 5 days a month some privileged people can enjoy the night visits.

Iguaçú National Park

With only 20% of the falls in its territory, the Brazilian side offers as impressive views as those on the Argentine side thanks to the wild nature that surrounds the turbulent waters.
The starting point to get to know the Brazilian side is Foz do Iguacu, a border town between Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina.

Helicopter ride: Flying over the falls is a unique experience, especially for those who have never ridden by helicopter. Anyway, being objective, the best way to see and «feel» the falls is from the boat.

Boat trip: As on the Argentine side, it is possible to take a walk to contemplate the immensity of the waterfalls even more closely.

Safari: A tour through the park in the company of one of the guides is the ideal way to meet the animals that hide among the lush vegetation.

Another interesting visit a short distance from Foz do Iguacu is the Itaipu Dam, the second largest hydroelectric power station in the world, just behind the Three Gorges Dam in China. It is possible to make tours to know the facilities.

How to get to the Iguazu Falls

The great distance that separates Buenos Aires and the Iguazu Falls (1,400 kilometers) makes it necessary to travel by plane. The journey to the Puerto Iguazú International Airport lasts a little less than two hours and the round-trip ticket prices are usually around € 300.

¿What is the best time to visit the Iguazu Falls?

The Iguazu Falls are located in an area of ​​tropical forest and during the year go through two seasons:
Summer; the hot and humid season, from October to March. With temperatures between 33º and 20º.

¿When is it recommended to travel to the Iguazu Falls?

Our recommendation is to visit the Iguazu Falls from May to September, in the «low season», with somewhat more affordable prices and more bearable temperatures to spend a great day of nature.

¿Where to Stay?

Puerto Iguazú: North of Argentina (about 20 km from the Falls). A small city of about 40 thousand inhabitants, without more attractive than connecting with the Falls and the Landmark to the 3 Borders (Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina), but a comfortable, cheap and safe place to stay. If you travel with a tight budget or you like nature tourism, we recommend this option, as there is a wide variety of jungle accommodation with all kinds of benefits.

Foz do Iguazú: South of Brazil (about 30 km from the Falls). A city of about 260 thousand inhabitants, considered one of the most multicultural cities in Brazil. Here is also the crossing of the Triple Frontier and the Itaipu Dam. In this city the type of accommodation is more urban, being able to book city hotels, inns, apartments …

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