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Iguazú Falls

Follow trails around a wildlife-rich national park to discover a spectacular natural wonder consisting of some 275 waterfalls, including the thunderous Devil’s Throat.

Awe-inspiring, picturesque, fierce and humbling, Iguazú Falls is one of the world’s true natural treasures. Marvel at thundering waterfalls, feel the force of the cascading water on a speedboat ride and spot colorful wildlife. Iguazú Falls straddles a crescent-shaped gorge on the Iguazú River. The falls are the centerpiece of Parque Nacional Iguazú (Iguazú National Park) and are a UNESCO World Heritage Site spanning between Argentina and Brazil.

Discover the falls by following trails that wind through a verdant rainforest. Take the Circuito Inferior (Lower Circuit) to eight designated lookouts, including the impressive Dos Hermanas (Two Sisters) falls. Climb down a stairway to a small pier and catch a ferry to San Martin Island for panoramic views. Enjoy a thrilling speedboat ride directly beneath one of the waterfalls. 

Peer over the edge of the cascades and into the river below while walking along the Circuito Superior (Upper Circuit). Ride a small train to a boardwalk that leads to the roaring La Garganta del Diablo (Devil’s Throat). Marvel at the majestic power of this 262-foot (80-meter) tall cascade. Explore deep into the rainforest on the Sendero Macuco (Macuco Nature Trail) for a closer look at the flora and fauna. Keep watch for wildlife such as toucans, parrots, crocodiles and monkeys. 

If you have time, it’s worth seeing Iguazú Falls from the Brazilian side of the river. Boardwalks connect with observation decks and offer views of individual waterfalls, including La Garganta del Diablo. 

Iguazú Falls is about a 20-minute drive from Puerto Iguazú. Public buses run frequently between the town and the falls. There is a large parking lot at the falls’ visitor center. Visit the Brazilian side via taxi, or catch a bus from Puerto Iguazú’s main bus terminal. You’ll need your passport and any necessary visas to cross the border.

Iguazú Falls is open daily and there is an admission fee. Find the complete opening hours, admission fees and guided tour information on the falls’ official website.

Popular Activities at Iguazu Falls

There are loads of wonderful ways to get a feel for Iguazu Falls. Here is a list of our favorites:

For even more activities, examine our Puerto Iguazú things to do page.


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Gran Meliá Iguazú C$465
Gran Meliá Iguazú

Gran Meliá Iguazú

Parque Nacional Iguazu, Puerto Iguazú, Misiones
     
    4.2
    of 5, from 870 reviews
    5.0 out of 5.0

    Situated in Puerto Iguazú, this luxury hotel is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Iguazu National Park and 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Iguazu Falls. Guira Oga and Imagenes de la Selva are also within 9 mi (15 km).

    Loi Suites Iguazú Hotel C$255
    Loi Suites Iguazú Hotel

    Loi Suites Iguazú Hotel

    Selva Iriapu Sin Numero, Casilla de Correo 11, Puerto Iguazú, Misiones
       
      4.5
      of 5, from 659 reviews
      5.0 out of 5.0

      Situated in a rural location, this luxury resort is within 3 mi (5 km) of Biocentro Iguazu, Punto Iguazu Shopping Mall, and Aripuca. Hummingbird Garden and Guira Oga are also within 3 mi (5 km).

      Gran Hotel Tourbillon Cataratas C$88
      Gran Hotel Tourbillon Cataratas

      Gran Hotel Tourbillon Cataratas

      Ruta 12, km 4.5, Puerto Iguazú, Misiones
         
        3.7
        of 5, from 143 reviews
        4.0 out of 5.0

        Situated in a rural location, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Biocentro Iguazu, Guira Oga, and Imagenes de la Selva. Aripuca and Punto Iguazu Shopping Mall are also within 1 mi (2 km).

        Complejo Turistico Americano C$79
        Complejo Turistico Americano

        Complejo Turistico Americano

        Ruta 12 Km 5, Puerto Iguazú, Misiones
           
          3.5
          of 5, from 34 reviews
          3.0 out of 5.0

          Located in Zona Granja, this family-friendly Puerto Iguazú hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Guira Oga and Imagenes de la Selva. Biocentro Iguazu and Aripuca are also within 1 mi (2 km).

          Tangoinn Club Iguazú C$34
          Tangoinn Club Iguazú

          Tangoinn Club Iguazú

          Ruta 12, Km 5, Puerto Iguazú, Misiones
             
            3.8
            of 5, from 31 reviews
            2.5 out of 5.0

            Situated in Puerto Iguazú, this hostel is close to Guira Oga, Imagenes de la Selva, and Biocentro Iguazu. Also nearby are Aripuca and Punto Iguazu Shopping Mall.

            La Cantera Lodge de Selva by DON C$139
            La Cantera Lodge de Selva by DON

            La Cantera Lodge de Selva by DON

            Ruta 12 km 5, Puerto Iguazú, Misiones
               
              4.2
              of 5, from 558 reviews
              4.0 out of 5.0

              Situated near the airport, this boutique hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Aripuca, Guira Oga, and Imagenes de la Selva. Hummingbird Garden is 2.2 mi (3.6 km) away.

              Hotel Carmen C$63
              Hotel Carmen

              Hotel Carmen

              Ruta 12 km 4.5, Puerto Iguazú, Misiones
                 
                3.3
                of 5, from 33 reviews
                3.0 out of 5.0

                This hotel is located in Puerto Iguazú (Zona Granja), close to Biocentro Iguazu, Guira Oga, and Imagenes de la Selva. Also nearby are Aripuca and Punto Iguazu Shopping Mall.

                La Cautiva Iguazú Hotel C$38
                La Cautiva Iguazú Hotel

                La Cautiva Iguazú Hotel

                Apóstoles 90, Puerto Iguazú, Misiones
                   
                  4.4
                  of 5, from 36 reviews
                  2.5 out of 5.0

                  Located in Zona Granja, this lodge is within a 15-minute walk of Aripuca and Biocentro Iguazu. Guira Oga and Imagenes de la Selva are also within 2 mi (3 km).