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Iguazu Falls
Vacation Travel Guide

Iguacu Falls featuring a cascade as well as a large group of people

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.

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Gran Melia Iguazú
Gran Melia Iguazú
5 out of 5
Parque Nacional Iguazu, Puerto Iguazú, Misiones
The price is CA $382 per night from May 11 to May 12

Situated in a national park, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Iguazú National Park and Iguazu Falls. Iguacu Falls is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) away.

4.3/5Excellent! (998 reviews)

"A beautiful hotel in an absolutely idyllic location. Fantastic!!"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 21, 2020

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Yaguarete Lodge
Yaguarete Lodge
3 out of 5
Ruta nacional 12, Km 5, Puerto Iguazú, Misiónes
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Situated in Puerto Iguazú, this cabin is 0.8 mi (1.4 km) from Aripuca and within 9 mi (15 km) of Cataratas Avenue and Three Borders Mark. Bird Park and Entrance ...

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Complejo Turistico Americano
Complejo Turistico Americano
3 out of 5
Ruta 12 Km 5, Puerto Iguazú, Misiones
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This family-friendly Puerto Iguazú hotel is located near the boardwalk, within 1 mi (2 km) of Imagenes de la Selva, Biocentro Iguazu, and Aripuca. Duty Free ...

3.5/5Good! (55 reviews)
Good value but old resort

"I was satisfied with my stay at this hotel. The value I got for the price I paid was definitely justified. However, there are a few things to keep in mind. This must have been a real fancy resort but it's old now. They have a nice pool, a restaurant, and other amenities. The pool was lively when ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 7, 2020

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Gran Melia Iguazú
Gran Melia Iguazú
5 out of 5
Parque Nacional Iguazu, Puerto Iguazú, Misiones
The price is CA $382 per night from May 11 to May 12
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Yaguarete Lodge
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3 out of 5
Ruta nacional 12, Km 5, Puerto Iguazú, Misiónes
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3 out of 5
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2 out of 5
Ruta 12, Km 5, Puerto Iguazú, Misiones
The price is CA $48 per night from Apr 16 to Apr 17
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5 out of 5
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The price is CA $238 per night from Apr 16 to Apr 17
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Gran Hotel Tourbillon Cataratas
Gran Hotel Tourbillon Cataratas
4 out of 5
Ruta 12, km 4.5, Puerto Iguazú, Misiones
The price is CA $57 per night from Apr 15 to Apr 16
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Hotel Carmen
Hotel Carmen
3 out of 5
Ruta 12 km 4.5, Puerto Iguazú, Misiones
The price is CA $50 per night from Apr 30 to May 1
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Hotel Tropical
Hotel Tropical
3 out of 5
Ruta 12 Km 5, Puerto Iguazú, Misiones
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Mérit Iguazú Hotel
Mérit Iguazú Hotel
3 out of 5
Yapeyú 88, Puerto Iguazú, Misiones
The price is CA $76 per night from May 12 to May 13
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