Panorama & Aquamania Resort Hotel Iguassu Falls

Av Das Cataratas, Foz de Iguassu, State of Parana, Brazil

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Street market in Ciudad del este.Street market in Ciudad del este.

The Falls, May 2006The Falls, May 2006

Hotel lobby has a sky light and vines growing downHotel lobby has a sky light and vines growing down

Bird Park near fallsBird Park near falls

Forum Posts

Bus from Florianopolis to Foz do Iguacu

by Trigger12

Hi there,

soon we ´ll go to Brasil and therefore we need to know how much is a bus between Florianopolis to Foz do Iguacu. And how much hours does it take? Is there a homepage i could look?

Thanks

Rebecca

Re: Bus from Florianopolis to Foz do Iguacu

by bahiana77

Bus info is found on the ANTT (main Brazilian bus) site. A link and instructions for use are here:
http://www.backpackingbrazil.com/?q=node/47

There is also info on the FAQ here (#4):
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree/thread.jspa?threadID=1586965&tstart=0

Re: Bus from Florianopolis to Foz do Iguacu

by RussoBH

http://www.catarinense.net/pt/

Just choose your origin and destination on the left side of the website and the date.

For what I saw at a radom date the ticket costs R$120,00 and the trip takes around 17h

Re: Bus from Florianopolis to Foz do Iguacu

by cassiovieggore

Rebecca:

There are two brazilian bus companies serving Florianopolis and Foz do Iguaçu:
PLUMA and Auto Viação Catarinense Ltda.
PLUMA is a international bus company, and the other is a regional bus company.
The below links show both companies:

http://www.pluma.com.br/

http://www.catarinense.net/pt/

http://189.72.75.18/cgi-bin/br4a.cgi

The trip will be done in usual condition around 17hours. Usual condition means no rain and no crashing on the road. Breaks only for feeding and at last bus stop.

Cassio Pinto Viegas

Re: Bus from Florianopolis to Foz do Iguacu

by Trigger12

Thanks for all your answers but I was thinking. We´ll come from Sao Paulo and travel down to Florianopolis. We wanted to go from Florianopolis to Foz do Iguazo and after that to Porto Alegre. From there we travel down to Uruguay, Argentina, and up to Boliva and Peru. Maybe its better not to go to the brasilien side from the Iguazu Falls instead go straight down and when we are in Argentina travel up to the Iguazu Falls and from there to Bolivia. What do you think? Does it more sense? I hope it was understandable ;)

Travel Tips for Foz do Iguaçu

"Big Water"

by andal13

The waterfalls, no doubt!!!!! Amazing, breathtaking, wonderful, awesome... What else can I tell you? Just come and LIVE them!!!
(The picture shows the "Devil's throat", and I took it from an helicopter!)

Las cataratas, sin duda!!! Impresionantes, imponentes, maravillosas, espectaculares... ¿Qué más puedo contarles? ¡¡¡Vengan y VÍVANLAS!!!!
(La foto muestra la "Garganta del Diablo", y saqué la foto desde un helicóptero!)

Pop over to Paraguay for a day.

by cachaseiro

Paraguay is just over the river from Foz do iguacu and a whole different world.
Paraguay is a country that is not nearly as organised as brazil and it can be a little shock to cross the border.
Because Paraguay is taxfree, shopping there is very cheap and you will see droves of brazilians over there to do some shopping.
The border town Ciudad del este is for the same reason full of shopping malls and markets.

Waterfalls!!!!

by andal13

Undoubtedly, the main attraction in Foz is Parque Nacional do Iguaçu (Iguassu National Park), and there, the vedette are the waterfalls... Awesome, beautiful, breathtaking... There are not words enough to describe them.

The National Park is situated 13 Km far from the city, at Avenida das Cataratas; you must pay an entrance fee (about 4 dollars for Brazilian, 6 dollars for Mercosur citizens, and 7 dollars for other nations citizens).

Sin dudas, la principal atracción en Foz es el Parque Nacional do Iguaçu, y allí, la vedette son las cataratas... Imponentes, hermosas, impresionantes... No hay palabras suficientes para describirlas.

El Parque Nacional está situado a 13 Km de la ciudad, en la Avenida das Cataratas; se debe abonar una entrada (alrededor de 4 dólares para los brasileños, 6 dólares para ciudadanos del Mercosur, y 7 dólares para ciudadanos de otras nacionalidades).

THE WATERFALLS ... DUUUUHHH ( Brazilian side)

by schurlif

It's more obvious that you will visit the falls when in Foz do Iguaçu than the Eiffeltower when in Paris , but it's not like it used to be 20 years ago when you could just drive up to the falls. Today you must leave the car kilometers away in a gigantic, expensive parking lot , pay a hefty entrance fee for the "Parque Nacional do Iguaçu" and then wait in line with hundreds of other tourists to board one of the many double decker busses that shuttle between the park entrance and different stops on the way to the falls. You can leave the bus to do a jungle safari or take a ride in a raft boat that will take you just barely under the falls. We always get off at the beginning of the 1.8 km catwalk where you begin a refreshing stroll along the edge of the valley formed by the river . As you move along the panoramic views of the falls on the Argentinian side get more and more dramatic , you may run into some Quati , cute and furry catsized animals with pointy snouts, sharp nails and teeth that are totally inoffensive unless they smell food on you.... They just might come up to you and rip that sandwich out of your hand as they did with the potato chips of my then 2 year old daughter who still speaks about this event 5 years later.... You will also see butterflies , lizards , beautifull foliage and more and more falls untill you reach the end and you have this towering massive wall of water in front of you.... Amazing ! Great !

Visit Sleepy Puerto Iguazu

by Bwana_Brown

We had already spent a few days in the megacity of Buenos Aires, so we were quite happy to have the sleepy little town of Puerto Iguazu, Argentina as our base for the Iguazu Falls portion of our trip.

It turned out to be a quiet and friendly place with plenty of good restaurants. The relaxed pace was a nice change for a few days, and we could see that Foz was much more city-like with it's traffic and size.

The bottom line is, both places are probably good bets for accommodations, with many more nightlife choices available in Foz. In Puerto Iguazu, we spent one evening at a sidewalk seating restaurant watching the activity of the locals on the street as they made their own fun! See my 'Puerto Iguazu' page for more details on this town.

This photo was taken at a small memorial in Puerto Iguazu where the Rio Iguazu runs into the larger Rio Parana. It was here in 1541 that the first Europeans, from Spain, stumbled upon the Iguazu while headed overland to Paraguay.

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