Puerto IguazúArgentina

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Visit Puerto Iguazú

Explore the cities and sub-tropical jungles of Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina all from this tri-border city that shares its name with the famous Iguacu Falls.

Sun yourself on the man-made beaches of Itaipu Dam, get up close to toucans and howler monkeys, and take a hike through lush jungle to Iguaçu Falls, one of the world’s largest waterfalls. The proximity of the falls and surrounding National Park is the main attraction of Foz do Iguazu, which sits on the border of Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina. Iguaçu Falls and National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site where you will discover the habitat of Black Howler Monkeys, endangered Amazon parrots, river-dwelling caiman and Giant Otters.

Intrepid adventurers can abseil down the Iguaçu Canyon for an unforgettable view of the falls. Reward your efforts with a traditional Brazillian lunch at a restaurant overlooking the falls, complete with a view of misty rainbows thrown up by the thundering water.

For any wildlife you’ve missed out on seeing on your hikes through Iguaçu National Park, you’re guaranteed a close up encounter at the Parque das Aves (Bird Park) right by the Park entrance, and at the Bosque Guarani Zoo back in the city. At the Parque das Aves you can step into the aviaries with iconic Toucans and Macaws, just two of more than 150 bird species at this park.

The city of Iguaçu itself is built at the meeting point of the Parana River and the Iguaça Rivers, and is laid out in a grid. The two main streets, Brazil Avenue and Jorge Schimmelpfeng Avenue offer retail therapy, hotels, nightclubs, sidewalk bars and cafes. There is also a nearby lake formed by the Itaipu Dam on the Parana River, which features several man-made white sand beaches. It’s a popular spot for picnics, as well as swimming, cycling and canoeing.

Public transport in Foz do Iguaçu is run by four private bus companies, so prices and timetables vary. If you’re planning a day around the city it can be less confusing to simply hire a private minivan or join a city tour. If you’re crossing into Argentina or Paraguay, even for a day trip, it’s important to make sure you have the right visas, which can be arranged 24 hours in advance.

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Top Hotels in Puerto Iguazú

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Gran Melia Iguazú
Gran Melia Iguazú
5 out of 5
Parque Nacional Iguazu, Puerto Iguazú, Misiones
CA $657
per night
Jan 6 - Jan 7

Situated in Puerto Iguazú, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Iguazu National Park and Iguazu Falls. Guira Oga and Imagenes de la Selva are also ...

4.2/5Excellent! (1,009 reviews)

"Pool overlooking waterfalls. Room was beautiful. Great food and drinks"…"

Reviewed on Dec. 8, 2019

Gran Melia Iguazú
Loi Suites Iguazú Hotel
Loi Suites Iguazú Hotel
5 out of 5
Selva Iriapu Sin Numero, Casilla de Correo 11, Puerto Iguazú, Misiones
CA $309
per night
Dec 16 - Dec 17

Situated in a national park, this luxury resort is within 3 miles (5 km) of Biocentro Iguazu, Punto Iguazu Shopping Mall and Aripuca. Hummingbird Garden and ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (782 reviews)

"Clean rooms, beautiful property, but service at restaurants very slow."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 6, 2019

Loi Suites Iguazú Hotel
Iguazu Grand Resort Spa & Casino
Iguazu Grand Resort Spa & Casino
5 out of 5
Route 12 Km 1640, Puerto Iguazú, Misiones
CA $252
per night
Dec 16 - Dec 17

This family-friendly Puerto Iguazú hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Aripuca and Tancredo Neves Bridge. Triple Frontier and Bird Park are also within 9 mi (15 ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (373 reviews)

"Very nice large room, 2 bathrooms! Main one was very large, both were nice. Nice hotel, very nice room. Food options were limited and I felt the staff was a little slow. Front desk was helpful with getting us a taxi each time, I would stay here again."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 20, 2019

Iguazu Grand Resort Spa & Casino

Popular things to do in Puerto Iguazú

Iguazu Falls
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Iguazu Falls

5/5(62 reviews)

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.

Iguacu Falls
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Iguacu Falls

5/5(50 reviews)

Marvel at the natural beauty and ferocity of this collection of waterfalls that thunder in a dramatic river gorge between Brazil and Argentina.

Top activities in Puerto Iguazú

Iguazu Falls on the Brazilian Side
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Iguazu Falls on the Brazilian Side

CA $43

Venture to the Brazilian side of magnificent Iguazu Falls to admire one the most gorgeous spots on the planet. See the majestic Devil’s Throat, hear the deafening sound of the falls, and get a sense of the immense force of the powerful streams.

Roundtrip Airport Transfer With Tour to Both Iguazu Falls
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Roundtrip Airport Transfer With Tour to Both Iguazu Falls

CA $132

Enjoy a package that combines Iguassu Falls with different perspectives and a safe and reliable shared roundtrip transportation. Rely on safe and comfortable airport transfers. You’ll be met at the airport and taken directly to your hotel and vice-versa.

Iguazu Falls Boat Tour & Jungle Truck Ride
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Iguazu Falls Boat Tour & Jungle Truck Ride

CA $130

Get your camera ready for a memorable experience as you explore this natural wonder of the world. The gigantic collection of falls reaches across the border between Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay, and pour more than 400,000 gallons (1.

Full-Day Iguassu Falls Both Sides Tour: Brazil & Argentina
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Full-Day Iguassu Falls Both Sides Tour: Brazil & Argentina

CA $81

Nothing in the world of water compares to, or is more impressive than the natural spectacle provided by the stunning group of 275 waterfalls that make up the Iguassu Waterfalls. A spectacular view formed by the massive group of waterfalls located at Iguassu.

Iguazu Day Tour with Boat Ride Under the Falls
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Iguazu Day Tour with Boat Ride Under the Falls

CA $126

Get your camera ready for a memorable experience as you explore the natural wonder of Iguazu Falls. This huge collection of cascading waterfalls reaches across the borders of Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay, and you have a chance to see them up close.

Interactive Dinner experience in Iguazú
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Interactive Dinner experience in Iguazú

CA $100

This is a complete and fun Gourmet experience, as we taste and create our own meals. Make your own wine-based cocktail, your own empanadas, enjoy a “Picada” (provoleta cheese, sausages, pork), taste a 250 gr juicy steak and finish with Dulce de leche.

Reviews of Puerto Iguazú

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5/5 - Excellent

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Nov 23, 2019

It’s great to be close to a beautiful natural wonder

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Oct 30, 2019

Just go and enjoy!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Apr 10, 2019

Falls was a spectacular place. Only issue was that they have closed down the boat ride to the Island which is not detailed anywhere that we found. Girl at the information booth told us. Would have given another view of the Falls from below.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Mar 7, 2019

The Falls are fantastic and not to be missed. The town itself is forgettable.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Feb 27, 2019

Cab rates are monopolized and are ridiculous expensive. Very Bad.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Feb 26, 2019

We stayed at our lodge after visiting the falls., to relax. We did not go to the village.

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