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Foz do Iguacu
Travel Guide

Iguazu Falls which includes landscape views and a waterfall

The majestic Iguaçu Falls, fascinating wildlife and groundbreaking engineering entertain visitors at this southern Brazilian city bordering Argentina and Paraguay.

With spectacular natural and man-made attractions, Foz do Iguaçu offers plenty to see. Located in southern Brazil on the banks of the Paraná and Iguazu rivers, the city borders both Argentina and Paraguay. The Three Borders Mark offers panoramic views of three countries at one time.

The city’s downtown has notable restaurants and bars, hotels and hostels; however, many of the major tourist attractions are away from the city center. Reach these stunning attractions by public bus or taxi or join organized tours arranged by hotels and travel agencies.

The must-see attraction is magnificent Iguaçu Falls, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Lining a horseshoe-shaped gorge are 275 individual cataracts, including the thundering 262-foot-tall (80-meter) Devil’s Throat. The falls are part of Parque Nacional do Iguaçu, a protected rainforest with myriad flora and fauna; playful raccoon-like coatis implore visitors for food. Explore nature trails, boat beneath waterfalls or take a helicopter flight for incredible bird’s-eye views.

Visit Parque de Aves (Bird Park), a zoo located just outside the entrance to the waterfalls. Spot free-flying tropical birds, butterflies and more exotic species, including monkeys, reptiles and fish, as you follow trails and enter walkthrough aviaries.

North of the city center, visit the Buddhist Temple, one of primarily Catholic Latin America’s largest Buddhist temples and home to a fascinating collection of 100 Buddha statues.

Learn how water is used to generate electricity on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Itaipu Dam, the world’s second-largest hydroelectric power plant. The Ecomuseum offers archaeological artifacts and information about the dam’s history.

Walk across the Friendship Bridge for great views of the Paraná River and tax-free shopping in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay. Plan for a brief customs stop.

As one of Brazil’s most-frequented tourist destinations, Foz do Iguaçu receives long-distance buses and flights from across South America. The city experiences a subtropical climate and therefore presents warm, humid weather year-round, although expect heavy rainfall from December through February.

Where to stay in Foz do Iguacu

Resort Wish Foz do Iguaçu
Resort Wish Foz do Iguaçu
4.5 out of 5
Av.Das Cataratas, 6845, Foz do Iguacu, PR
The price is $87 per night from May 16 to May 16
Situated in Foz do Iguacu, this luxury resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Acquamania and Cataratas Avenue. Dreamland Wax Museum and Bottega Churrascaria Show are ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (968 reviews)
Wish rating
"Fantastic"

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2020

Resort Wish Foz do Iguaçu
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
The price is $277 per night from May 22 to May 22
This family-friendly Foz do Iguacu hotel is located near the airport, within a 5-minute walk of Iguazu Falls and Iguazu National Park. Iguacu Falls and Parque ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (972 reviews)
"Absolutely incredible opportunity to spend the sunrise and sunset at the park on the waterfalls all by yourself. Absolutely amazing experience! The staff was wonderful, clean rooms, the food was good. Nice garden, stunning location. We absolutely loved our stay there!"

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2021

Hotel das Cataratas, A Belmond Hotel, Iguassu Falls
Mabu Thermas Grand Resort
Mabu Thermas Grand Resort
4 out of 5
Av Das Cataratas 3175, Foz do Iguacu, PR
The price is $113 per night from May 11 to May 11
This family-friendly Foz do Iguacu hotel is located near the airport, just steps from Catuai Palladium Shopping Center and Cataratas Avenue. Adrena Kart and ...
4/5Very Good! (421 reviews)
Good but Expensive !
"Very nice facility easy to walk around, lot possibilities for kids and adults, close to shopping mall, and tourism atractions, close to Paraguay and Argentina frontier! But is very expensive eat there ! I expend 500 USD 5 days !"

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2020

Mabu Thermas Grand Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Apartamento con Balcon a 1km del Centro Comercial de la Ciudad
Apartamento con Balcon a 1km del Centro Comercial de la Ciudad
Ciudad Del Este, Alto Paraná Department
The price is $11 per night from May 11 to May 11
Situated in Ciudad Del Este, this condo building is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Shopping Jardin and 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Friendship Bridge. Casino Platinum Cde and ...
Apartamento con Balcon a 1km del Centro Comercial de la Ciudad
Punta Arena
Punta Arena
2.5 out of 5
Hernandarias Calle 1, Pasoyta, Hernandarias, Alto Parana
Situated in Hernandarias, this cabin is within 9 mi (15 km) of ITAIPU Visitor Reception Center, Itaipu Lake, and Acaray Park. Friendship Bridge and Itaipu Dam ...
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
"Geweldige eenvoudige locatie met een schitterend uitzicht. Voortreffelijk ontbijt wordt geserveerd bij je huisje. Minder is dat het personeel geen Engels spreekt, maar wordt opgelost per telefoon met personeelslid ei wel Engels spreekt. Zeer behulpzaam bij regelen om een dagje naar de Igazu watervallen ..."

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2020

Punta Arena
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Foz do Iguacu

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 30, 2020

Take the time to go to Devil's Throat after hours.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jan 22, 2020

High temperature 37 degree and very humid 64% . Feel unconfotable swet a lot.

4/5 - Good

Sivaj

Dec 6, 2019

Very nice place

5/5 - Excellent

Mon

Nov 25, 2019

If you’re going to see the falls, it is definitely worth paying to stay at least one night at the Belmond hotel inside the park if you can afford it. This grants you access to the park before it opens and after it closes so you can avoid the crowds

5/5 - Excellent

LOURDES

Nov 19, 2019

Would visit again someday, highly recommend it.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Oct 22, 2019

I loved the food.

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