All around town particularly near the hotels, you'll see taxi stands ( pontos ). You can get anywhere within downtown for less than 5 reais, but for longer trips be sure you have an idea about how much it should cost, because like taxi drivers all over the world, not all of them are honest.
Other things to do in the area
We only had one full day to visit the Falls so we did not have time to do anything else. But the guidebooks also list a few other activities should you have a visit of more than 1 or 2 days, the Itaipu Hydroelectic Power Plant dam, the Ecomuseu near the dam and the Bird Park (Parque das Aves) which is very close to the entrance of the National Park on the Brazilian side.
PARQUE DAS AVES - THE BIRD PARK
This is one nice spot you shouldn't miss. After your visit of the falls on the Brazilian side , stop here opposite the National Parks entrance and have a look at these beautifull birds..... In the beginning it's not so exciting as they have a large variety of exotic birds from all over behind bars in cages...... But soon enough you walk by flamingoes and ostriches and then you walk through a door and you're in the middle of the birds habitat , a gigantic bird vivarium with many different species that roam free within this very big closed space. I always love to play with the Tucans , they're not shy at all , I let them nibble on my fingers and hand...and it looks scary because their beaks are so big but I guarantee it doesn't hurt. Some bird species are really "weird", in the sense that you probably have never seen anything like it , for instance a blood red chicken . Another vivarium is dedicated only to parrots and Araras ( don't know their name in English , the big yellow blue birds in Annas arms and on my head.... macaw..??? ) and , as you can see , at the end of the visit you can have a nice foto session with your feathered friends..... I know , this description is not really up to it and the pictures only give a faint idea of the place , but it is , in one word , enchanting....
Hey, who needs a watch?
Well, because I didn't want to be the victim of thieves, I left my watch at home, so it was nice to see these giant digital clocks around town. Actually, I did buy a watch in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay from a street vendor. I was feeling pretty good about myself for bargaining with the guy and only paying about 2.50 USD until the strap broke the same day I bought it!