Devil's Throat

Devil\'s Throat showing a waterfall, views and rapids
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Admire the thundering water of the largest and most spectacular waterfall of Iguaçu Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.

Devil’s Throat is the largest of about 275 waterfalls making up Iguaçu Falls. At approximately 262 feet (80 meters) high and with constantly rushing water, Devil’s Throat is the highlight of a visit to Iguaçu Falls. The waterfall marks the border between Brazil and Argentina.

Catch a shuttle bus from the entrance of Parque Nacional do Iguaçu to the boardwalk trail, Path of the Falls. The trail leads to viewing platforms on three different levels, offering magnificent views of the front of Devil’s Throat, with water boiling over the rim and hurtling to the river below. Elevators travel to the highest viewpoint. The platforms offer great photography vantage points, especially when sun and mist combine to create rainbows.

Alternatively, experience this huge waterfall on a speedboat tour. Rocks prevent going all the way to the waterfall but you’ll get close enough to witness its power. Keep your camera and valuable items protected since getting wet is a certainty.

To fully appreciate the magnitude of Devil’s Throat, observe it from the Argentine side of Iguaçu Falls too. Here you can catch a train to the start of the Paseo Garganta del Diablo (Devil’s Throat Trail). The path leads to a lookout and a close-up, top-down view of the waterfall. Marvel as the water rushes down into the river below and creates clouds of mist.

Located in Parque Nacional do Iguaçu, Devil’s Throat is a 20-minute drive from Foz do Iguaçu’s city center. Regular public buses travel between the city center and national park. If you drive, use the pay-and-display parking at the park’s entrance. To get to the Argentine side you’ll need to travel by bus from Foz do Iguaçu’s bus terminal remember to bring your passport. Many hotels also operate day tours from Foz do Iguaçu to the Argentine side of Iguaçu Falls.

You can visit Devil’s Throat during the hours of Parque Nacional do Iguaçu, which is open daily. Check the park’s official website for complete opening hours and admission fees. Separate admission fees are charged on the Brazilian and Argentine sides of the falls.

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Pousada Guata Porã
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3 out of 5
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The price is $78 per night from Nov 28 to Nov 29
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Hotel das Cataratas, A Belmond Hotel, Iguassu Falls
Hotel das Cataratas, A Belmond Hotel, Iguassu Falls
5 out of 5
Rodovia Br 469 Km 32, Iguassu National Park, Foz do Iguacu, PR, 85859-899
The price is $371 per night from Dec 11 to Dec 12
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4.9/5 Exceptional! (998 reviews)
"This is the most beautiful hotel we’ve ever stayed in. It’s just gorgeous. It’s in the national park across from the waterfalls. The service, staff, amenities are perfect. The pool area is gorgeous. You have private access to the falls before 9 am & after 4 pm. All the people from the tours leave ..."

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2022

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Sanma Hotel By Nobile
Sanma Hotel By Nobile
5 out of 5
Rodovia das Cataratas Km 21, Parque Nacional Iguaçu, Foz do Iguacu, PR, 85855-750
The price is $168 per night from Nov 30 to Dec 1
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"The moment you enter the property you receive service in line with a 5 star hotel. The lobby and common area were beautiful with the gallery area very inviting. The food offerings were good and the music in the lobby bar a nice touch at the end of the day. The pool was lovely and well maintained. ..."

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2022

Sanma Hotel By Nobile
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