Puerto Iguazú

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Iguacu Falls which includes a waterfall as well as a large group of people

Explore the cities and sub-tropical jungles of Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina all from this tri-border city that shares its name with the famous Iguacu Falls.

Sun yourself on the man-made beaches of Itaipu Dam, get up close to toucans and howler monkeys, and take a hike through lush jungle to Iguaçu Falls, one of the world’s largest waterfalls. The proximity of the falls and surrounding National Park is the main attraction of Foz do Iguazu, which sits on the border of Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina. Iguaçu Falls and National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site where you will discover the habitat of Black Howler Monkeys, endangered Amazon parrots, river-dwelling caiman and Giant Otters.

Intrepid adventurers can abseil down the Iguaçu Canyon for an unforgettable view of the falls. Reward your efforts with a traditional Brazillian lunch at a restaurant overlooking the falls, complete with a view of misty rainbows thrown up by the thundering water.

For any wildlife you’ve missed out on seeing on your hikes through Iguaçu National Park, you’re guaranteed a close up encounter at the Parque das Aves (Bird Park) right by the Park entrance, and at the Bosque Guarani Zoo back in the city. At the Parque das Aves you can step into the aviaries with iconic Toucans and Macaws, just two of more than 150 bird species at this park.

The city of Iguaçu itself is built at the meeting point of the Parana River and the Iguaça Rivers, and is laid out in a grid. The two main streets, Brazil Avenue and Jorge Schimmelpfeng Avenue offer retail therapy, hotels, nightclubs, sidewalk bars and cafes. There is also a nearby lake formed by the Itaipu Dam on the Parana River, which features several man-made white sand beaches. It’s a popular spot for picnics, as well as swimming, cycling and canoeing.

Public transport in Foz do Iguaçu is run by four private bus companies, so prices and timetables vary. If you’re planning a day around the city it can be less confusing to simply hire a private minivan or join a city tour. If you’re crossing into Argentina or Paraguay, even for a day trip, it’s important to make sure you have the right visas, which can be arranged 24 hours in advance.

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Gran Hotel Tourbillon Cataratas
Gran Hotel Tourbillon Cataratas
4 out of 5
Ruta 12, km 4.5, Puerto Iguazú, Misiones
The price is $94 per night from Nov 9 to Nov 9
Situated in a rural location, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Aripuca, Imagenes de la Selva, and Guira Oga. Biocentro Iguazu and Iguazu Casino are also ...
3.7/5 Good! (209 reviews)
"No English speaking staff. No information on Iguazu Falls for a Hotel located in Iguazu Falls area."

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

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Mercure Iguazu Hotel Iru
Mercure Iguazu Hotel Iru
4.5 out of 5
Selva Iryapu S N - Predio 600 Has, Puerto Iguazú, Misiones
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $100 per night from Oct 18 to Oct 18
Situated in a regional park, this luxury hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Iguazu Casino, Aripuca, and Biocentro Iguazu. Hummingbird Garden and Duty Free Shop Puerto ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (310 reviews)
"The desl staff did an excellent job in assisting us with some tour problems."

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2020

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Gran Melia Iguazú
Gran Melia Iguazú
5 out of 5
Parque Nacional Iguazu, Puerto Iguazú, Misiones
The price is $455 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
Situated in a national park, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Iguazú National Park, Iguazu National Park, and Iguazu Falls. Iguacu Falls and Parque ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (994 reviews)
"El hotel es excelente en cuanto a servicios y ubicación. Quizás le falta un poco en el desayuno por la categoría de hotel que es. Ahora siendo un hotel vip Access nos ofrecieron una categoría superior de habitación pero abonando la diferencia. Evidentemente el Hotel no conoce lo que es un Hotel Vip ..."

Reviewed on May 25, 2021

Gran Melia Iguazú
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Estrella del Monte
Estrella del Monte
3 out of 5
Between Avenida Posadas and Calle Wanda, Calle Esperanza, Puerto Iguazú
The price is $33 per night from Oct 19 to Oct 19
Located in Zona Granja, this cabin is within 1 mi (2 km) of Aripuca and Biocentro Iguazu. Imagenes de la Selva and Iguazú National Park are also within 2 mi ...
3.7/5 Good! (3 reviews)
Uncomfortable
"The people were real friendly when we arrived. They didn’t speak English & our Mexican spanish didn’t cut it. We were able to communicate thru emails. There was not a comfortable place to sit. We were hoping to sit by the pool, but, the wood lounge chairs were hard. The pool was great at first, but, ..."

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2019

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Yaguarete Lodge
Yaguarete Lodge
3 out of 5
Ruta nacional 12, Km 5, Puerto Iguazú, Misiónes
The price is $46 per night from Oct 19 to Oct 19
Situated in Puerto Iguazú, this cabin is 0.8 mi (1.4 km) from Aripuca and within 9 mi (15 km) of Cataratas Avenue and Three Borders Mark. Bird Park and Entrance ...
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Cabañas Rincon Santa Maria
Cabañas Rincon Santa Maria
2.5 out of 5
Calle San Vicente 350, Puerto Iguazú, Misiones
The price is $200 per night from Oct 18 to Oct 18
Located in Zona Granja, this cabin is within a 10-minute walk of Aripuca and Biocentro Iguazu. Imagenes de la Selva and Iguazú National Park are also within ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (9 reviews)
Clean, safe, practical cabin experience
"All is as advertised, and the owner is wonderful... the overall experience would have been good if the mattresses were anything approaching comfortable, but they’re not. Bring your own shampoo."

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2018

Cabañas Rincon Santa Maria
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