Foz do IguacuBrazil

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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

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Foz do Iguacu City Centre

4/5Very Good!(57 area reviews)

Foz do Iguacu City Centre is known for its secluded waterfalls, and you can plan a trip to Mercosul Shopping Mall and Foz Do Iguacu Country Club while you're in town.

Foz do Iguacu City Centre
Ecomuseum featuring interior views

Porto Belo

While visiting Porto Belo, you might make a stop by sights like Itaipu Lake and Ecomuseum.

Porto Belo

Top Hotels in Foz do Iguacu

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Belmond Hotel das Cataratas
Belmond Hotel das Cataratas
5 out of 5
Rodovia Br 469 Km 32, Iguassu National Park, Foz do Iguacu, PR
$377
per night
Mar 4 - Mar 5

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 ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (1,169 reviews)

"The property was beautiful. Top drawer in every way. Room was great. Location to the falls was perfect. Food in the bar and in the buffet was wonderful. The only thing I didn’t like was that they sprayed something in our room with turn down service that I had a hard time with. If you have any allergies ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2020

Belmond Hotel das Cataratas
Resort Wish Foz do Iguaçu
Resort Wish Foz do Iguaçu
4.5 out of 5
Av.Das Cataratas, 6845, Foz do Iguacu, PR
$99
per night
Mar 1 - Mar 2

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! (1,290 reviews)

"Good service, well located and nice amenities like the pool. Good breakfast as well. The italian restaurant was ok but not amazing"…"

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2020

Resort Wish Foz do Iguaçu
San Martin Cataratas Resort & Spa
San Martin Cataratas Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
Rodovia das Cataratas Km 21, Parque Nacional Iguaçu, Foz do Iguacu, PR
$57
per night
Mar 2 - Mar 3

This family-friendly Foz do Iguacu hotel is located in a national park, within a 10-minute walk of Bird Park and Entrance to the Iguassu Falls. Acquamania and ...

4/5Very Good! (633 reviews)

"Overall the hotel condition is great. Superior room is renovated but you still observe some dated on the wall, floor and elsewhere in the room. Breakfast is great. No free water bottles provided in the room."…"

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

San Martin Cataratas Resort & Spa

Popular things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Cataratas Avenue
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Cataratas Avenue

4.5/5(93 reviews)

You can enjoy some retail therapy with a trip to Cataratas Avenue, a favorite shopping spot in Foz do Iguacu. Discover the beautiful waterfalls and top-notch restaurants in this walkable area.

Bird Park
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Bird Park

4.5/5(127 reviews)

Walk through woodland and rainforest to discover hundreds of tropical birds, butterflies and reptiles. Dare to hold a parrot or python.

Parque Nacional do Iguacu
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Parque Nacional do Iguacu

5/5(223 reviews)

Spectacular waterfalls surrounded by a picturesque rainforest that is home to colorful wildlife make this national park a must-see when visiting Foz do Iguaçu.

Three Borders Mark
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Three Borders Mark

4.5/5(75 reviews)

Visit the point where the Iguazu and Paraná rivers converge to create a tri-nation frontier between Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay.

Buddhist Temple
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Buddhist Temple

4/5(4 reviews)

Admire Asian architecture and spot hundreds of intricately carved statues. Relax in a garden while enjoying excellent city and river views.

Itaipu Lake
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Itaipu Lake

3.5/5(2 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors at Itaipu Lake, a lovely green space in Sao Miguel do Iguacu. Discover the waterfalls while you're in the area.

Top activities in Foz do Iguacu

Iguazu Falls on the Brazilian Side
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Iguazu Falls on the Brazilian Side

$25
Per adult
Brazilian Side of Iguazu Falls & Bird Park Tour
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Brazilian Side of Iguazu Falls & Bird Park Tour

100% of travellers recommend
$65
Per adult
Full-Day Iguassu Falls Both Sides Tour: Brazil & Argentina
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Full-Day Iguassu Falls Both Sides Tour: Brazil & Argentina

$54
Per adult
Roundtrip Airport Transfer With Tour to Both Iguazu Falls
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Roundtrip Airport Transfer With Tour to Both Iguazu Falls

100% of travellers recommend
$90
Per adult
Bird Park
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Bird Park

80% of travellers recommend
$63
Per adult
Rafain Churrascaria Dinner & Show
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Rafain Churrascaria Dinner & Show

$62
Per adult

Reviews of Foz do Iguacu

4.6

Top Destination

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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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