Puerto Iguazú Travel Guide

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Puerto Iguazú Highlights

  • Pro
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     Beautiful Setting, Major Attractions Very Close 

  • Con
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     tons of tourists 

  • In a nutshell
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     More beauty than one can possibly catch on digital 

Puerto Iguazú Things to Do

  • Jungle Safari

    Take a ride in a jeep along dirt tracks into the jungle and experience the joy of waterfall rapelling and canopy riding. Many companies run these tours and will pick you up from your hotel in the morning. You then walk around the majestic jungle and climb the canopy stations before sailing through the air along the wires... quite an experience!...

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  • Devil's Throat - prepare to be amazed

    Of the 275 separate falls that make up Iguazu Falls, Devil's Throat is the highest (82m) and the widest. It can be reached by board walk from both the Argentina and Brazil side. The view from the Argentina side is said to be better due to the huge cloud of spray generated by the falls. I can't say for sure because due to not having a Brazil visa at...

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  • Iguazú Falls

    Iguazu Falls, Cataratas del Iguazú (Spanish) and Cataratas do Iguaçu (Portuguese) straddle the border between Argentina and Brazil. They are on the Iguazú River and come from the local language for 'big water'.The falls are comprised of 275 drops with the deepest of 82 metres at Devil's Throat making them second in height to the Victoria Falls....

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  • The board walk to Devil's Throat

    The last station on the rail line is Devil's Throat. Walk for about one mile along the boardwalk over the river to the viewing platform at the edge of this amazing waterfall.The first thing you become aware of is the noise and then you see the huge cloud of spray from the falls rising above the trees.Along the way you wakl through lush vegetation...

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  • Creatures of Iguazú Falls

    One of the first things you will notice is the profusion of butterflies in the national park. It is quite common for them to alight on you - I have been told that this is due to your body salt. One of the most frequently seen of the butterflies has the nickname '88' because of the markings on its wings.Throughout the park there are notices warning...

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  • Iguazú Falls from above

    From The Falls Station (A Cataratacas) there is a board walk across the various parts of the Iguazú River that make up the falls. Fom here you have a spectacular view of the many difernet falls that make up the whole as well as a view over into Brazil.At the start of this walk there is already an audible roar of the falls which only gets louder as...

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Puerto Iguazú Restaurants

  • Food in the Park

    There are three resturants to choose from.one is a buffet for 90 pesos,one offers hotdogs and hamburgers and the one we chose has huge sandwiches. We're starved and order two ,only to regret we didn't share one as they are two big for us.Conniently they take all forms of currencyor credit card.

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  • A Wonderful Surprise In Iguazu

    We were a bit skeptical the first time we went here for dinner. From the outside it looked like a temporary tent structure, but as we discovered upon arrival the facility actually goes much further back from the street and is quite permanent and pleasant inside! The other reason for doubt was that the dinner was included with the catamaran cruise...

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  • One of the best of Puerto Iguazu

    The restaurant is nicely decorated, in a local style. It's centrally located, one block from the Victoria Aguirre avenue. The food is great and the dishes are generous, you'll not leave hungry from the place. La Rueda serves chicken, steaks, pasta and local food. I had a Milanesa de pollo (pan-fried chicken) with fries, and my girlfriend had...

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Puerto Iguazú Nightlife

  • Once a month

    I took the full moon tour... Maybe many people will disagree, but it wasn’t that special. There are three shifts. I was in the first one (8pm). The moon looked yellow-orange, which was an awesome spectacle in its own (everywhere in the area). It should be rather exciting being at the jungle at night, but you’re on a train with lots of tourists,...

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  • Cuba Libre bar.

    There´s not much nightlife in Puerto Iguazu, but if you are looking for some fun, the bars and discos are located along Brazil avenue. I really liked the Cuba Libre bar, nice latin music for dancing; and the more modern Yoko Ono with chill out music.

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  • Go to Foz!

    I didn't hang out in Puerto Iguazu at night at all. From what I've read some of the hotels have entertainment during peak season (i.e. the Sheraton), but outside of that don't expect much here. But hey, you didn't come to this part of the world for nightlife, did you? If you are able to, I'd suggest going to Foz do Iguacu in Brazil and hang out on...

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Puerto Iguazú Transportation

  • Flying to Puerto Iguazù

    Argentina is a huge country and the distance between Buenos Aires and Puerto Iguazù is more than 1200 km’s. The most convenient and fast way of travelling is by airplane. Most domestic flights within Argentina are operated by Aerolineas Argentinas/Austral, LAN Argentina and Andes Líneas Aéreas. The airport of Puerto Iguazù is situated 17 km's from...

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  • Short trip from BA to Iguazu

    Just an overnight trip would not give you a good feeling of the Falls, even though in one day you can try to do both sides of the Falls. But the Brasilian side is much more spectacular. Technically, you can leave early morning from BA to Iguazu.perhaps go directly to the Brasilian side and spend until sunset there and come back to the argentine...

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  • Ripio Turismo

    We arranged everything with this loacltour companty to take us around the falls.They were referred by members on this this and I have to say they were wonderful and their rates were less than we could have arranged on our own and alot more convenient.They saved us lots of time!

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Puerto Iguazú Shopping

  • Local Handicrafts and gifts

    There are severalgift shps throughout the parkoffering a good selectionof items like hats,T shirts etc.There is also a native handicraft store.credit cards are accepted.,

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  • Something original

    Off course you can buy a souvenir for home in one of the shops in the centre of Puerto Iguazù.Perhaps think about buying some original handmade crafts from the local Indians, so called ‘Guarani’s’, who do have their booths in the Iguazù National Park. You cann’t miss them when entering the park.Women are still weaving their products like purses and...

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  • An Internet Cafe & Other Things

    After being dropped off in the downtown area, for our first look around Puerto Iguazu, on our second day in town (see General tip), we walked down Av. Victoria Aguirre into the main business area. I needed some cash from an ATM machine but, when we stopped at the first bank we came across, the people at the machines said they were temporarily out...

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Puerto Iguazú Local Customs

  • Wedding customs!

    During the wedding where we were invited, we get the chance to see a funny wedding tradition :This is a funny Argentinian wedding custom : the husband has to take off the garters (at least 10!!!) - one by one - of the leg of his wife to put them on the leg of single women : it is to give them the chance to get marry too!!!! At the same time, you...

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  • Customs . . .

    When you cross the border between Argentina and Brazil the routine is the same regardless of which way you're traveling. Your bus or taxi will stop at the border checkpoint and you will have to exit and go into a small, narrow room and line up. When you get to the customs officer, you will be asked for your passport. If you are going into Brazil,...

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Puerto Iguazú Warnings and Dangers

  • Death by snake

    When hiking in the Iguazu park, at least in the trails on the Argentinian side (not really any trails on the Brazilian side), the signs tell you not to divert from the paths. However, do keep an eye ON the path. I literally stepped right over this very poisonous snake, and if my footing had been any different I would be dead. So if that's not a...

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  • Gunja after the border

    If you like me and like a smoke and think its ridiculous that its illegal. A tip about carting gunja on the buses away from the falls. In Argentina they have at least 3 places where they stop the bus with dog patrols. I was lucky, but its wise to be very careful. Apparently this is because the weed comes from paraguay and the same happens in Brazil...

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  • Watch Your Change

    Nothing new with this and it surely is not confined to Puerto Iguazu. Just a reminder. I took a taxi to see La Aripuca which was a bit out of town. After that, I went to see La Casa de las Aves. After that, it was back to town. I failed to negotiate each and every stop so the total was in my opinion a bit too much. Mistake number one. I did not...

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Puerto Iguazú Tourist Traps

  • Agencias / Agencies

    Recién llegado al aeropuerto te recoge el autobús de una agencia de viajes y en él va un Sr. que "vende" a los recién llegados las excursiones de los próximos días .Como el recorrido hasta los hoteles es muy corto , presionan fuertemente a los turistas para que decidan de inmediato y le cobran hasta 10x de lo que les saldría hacerlo por su cuenta...

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  • Pasport

    Remenber that the passport is absolutely necesary if you come from the brazilian side of the border. if you just go for one day or with a tour they'll probably don't put stamp on it, but bring it anyway

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  • Promise heaven and earth

    I don't really know in which category to put this one. But you can almost say it's a habit of the residents, or more precisely, the owners of hotels and travel agencys to make tourists pay through their nose. I have been travelling through Argentina and Paraguay and never had such problems as in Iguazu. They promise you heaven and give you a...

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Puerto Iguazú What to Pack

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    44 degress - another nice day in Puerto Iguazu!

    by barryg23 Written Sep 12, 2008

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    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: We took malaria tablets for the duration of our stay in the Iguazu Falls area, but I'm not sure they were necessary. Before the trip, our travel doctor said this was a malarial area, but there were very few mosquitos around and I don't think I had any bites. Locals we spoke to didn't use malaria tablets, but I guess it's no harm taking precautions.

    Miscellaneous: It's very hot and humid in Puerto Iguazu (see attached picture) so make sure to bring suncream and a hat, and also it's important to drink lots of water.

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Puerto Iguazú Off The Beaten Path

  • Minas de Wanda

    There are a couple of options for a visit to the open mines of Wanda. You can book a guided tour or hire a taxi to Wanda (the driver will wait for you during the visit; all taxi drivers offer this trip). But we decided to do it by public bus, which was leaving from the central bus station. We took a one way ticket, because there are several...

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  • See a Geode Mine

    Besides the falls there isn't really too much to do, but here is one way to occupy yourself for a half day if you have some extra time. You can hire a taxi for an excursion to the small town of Wanda, about a 45 minute ride South of Puerto Iguazu. There are a couple of mines where you can see geodes being extracted from the volcanic basalt. So that...

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  • The Island

    There is a free boat that leaves about every half hour to the island. This is where there are the least amount of people, and frankly, I found it to have some of the most amazing views in the entire park.If you're like me, you'll ignore the "Danger, keep on the trail" signs. Especially on the island, getting off the designated trail makes for an...

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Puerto Iguazú Favorites

  • Information on the internet

    To make it a little bit easier to find information on the internet about Puerto Iguazù some links:General information:Puerto IguazùIguazù National ParkBoat trip IguazuFoz do Iguacu (Brazil)Parque Nacional do Iguaçu (Brazil)Transportation:Aerolineas ArgentinasLANCrucero del Norte (bus)Via Bariloche (bus)

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  • where to find money....

    There are several exchange offices in Puerto Iguazu so don’t worry about your precious euros/dollars, they will turn into pesos in a few minutes! :) On Avenida Victoria Aguirre I found 2 and one of them was open till 20:30 even on weekends. There is also a bank (probably with better rate) but you have to go there in the morning (expect a lot of...

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  • Travelling to Brazil

    Staying so close to Brazil, many visitors will take a look at the other side of the border. Either to visit the falls or just to go to Foz do Iguaçu.We went to Foz do Iguaçu in Brazil with a regular public bus, leaving from the bus station in Puerto Iguazu and had to pay just a couple of pesos (one way). At the Argentinean border we (and all the...

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Prepare to get very wet!
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See the falls from the river
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Take the train
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Taking the Train
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The Town
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Views from Across the River
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The Upper Circuit
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The Lower Circuit
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Iguazú Falls Review
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Iguazu National Park
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Butterflies
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Lower Circuit
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Lower Circuit
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The Upper Circuit
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The Devils Throat
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First View of the Falls
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On the Road to Iguazu
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AR-BR on Crucero del Norte bus
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El Practico Bus to Parque Nacional de Iguazu
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BIG WATERS: full moon visit
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La Aripuca - Something more that BIG TREES
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Long distance bus-cheap way of travelling
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See Three Countries
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Taxis or remises everywhere
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Local busses - very cheap
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To the Iguazù Falls
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Rainforest Ecological Train
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bus station
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Iguazu Falls
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The Falls
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Murals
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Three Frontiers Post
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Parana to Puerto Iguazu
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From Puerto Iguazu to the Falls
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From Buenos Aires to Puerto Iguazu
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Wanda, Mines of Precious Stones
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argentinian side of the Falls
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brazilian side of the Falls
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Bird Park
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The Triple Frontier
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