Foz do Iguacu

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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

Nadai Confort Hotel
Nadai Confort Hotel
4 out of 5
Av. República Argentina, 1332, Centro, Foz do Iguacu, PR, 85851-200
The price is $58 per night from Sep 11 to Sep 12
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Foz do Iguacu. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (837 reviews)
"Great stay"

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2022

Nadai Confort Hotel
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 $354 per night from Sep 12 to Sep 13
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Foz do Iguacu. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (997 reviews)
"To be in the park take the night or morning walk makes this location superior. Hotel is incredibly managed both in services and facility. Would recommend to everyone visit Iguazu if this is within budget."

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2022

Hotel das Cataratas, A Belmond Hotel, Iguassu Falls
JL Hotel by Bourbon
JL Hotel by Bourbon
4 out of 5
Av Costa e Silva 154, Foz do Iguacu, 85863-000
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The price is $59 per night from Aug 28 to Aug 29
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Foz do Iguacu. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and 24-hour room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (696 reviews)
"location is good"

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2022

JL Hotel by Bourbon
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Vila Castelo Branco
Vila Castelo Branco
2.5 out of 5
R. Castelo Branco, 1094, Foz do Iguacu, PR, 85852-010
The price is $22 per night from Sep 11 to Sep 12
Stay at this aparthotel in Foz do Iguacu. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and daily housekeeping. Popular attractions Mercosul Shopping Mall and Cataratas JL ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (13 reviews)
"We liked the large bathroom, soft bed, good TV with Netflix, very clean, and good temperature. Centrally located near shopping, restaurants, and grocery stores. But the kitchen is very small, does not have oven, the freezer is little and not effective. No bidet."

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2022

Vila Castelo Branco
Wyndham Foz do Iguaçu
Wyndham Foz do Iguaçu
4 out of 5
Rua Rui Barbosa, 394, Foz do Iguacu, PR, 85851-170
The price is $49 per night from Aug 30 to Aug 31
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly aparthotel in Foz do Iguacu. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a children's pool. Our guests praise the comfy rooms and ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (754 reviews)
"good safe, modern hotel with an excellent breakfast buffet"

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2022

Wyndham Foz do Iguaçu
Residencial Shalfa
Residencial Shalfa
2 out of 5
R. Cassiano Ricardo 675, Foz do Iguacu, PR, 85865-050
The price is $24 per night from Aug 16 to Aug 17
Stay at this apartment in Foz do Iguacu. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a Smart TV. Popular attractions Friendship Bridge and Monjolo Park are located nearby. ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (12 reviews)
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"Hermoso lugar !! Muchas gracias por todo"

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2022

Residencial Shalfa
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