Iguazu Falls are known as the largest set of waterfalls in the world, and this naturally-occurring miracle was first reported to be discovered in 1541. It is located on the border of the Argentine province of Misiones and the Brazilian state of Parana. Over 1 million foreign tourists take in a first-person view of Iguazu each year, so if you’re interested in becoming part of the next million, then you’ll need to know how to get there, lodge safely, and enjoy the unique sights, sounds and foods in the area.
Transportation to Iguazu Falls
There are two airports within five miles of Iguazu Waterfalls. From Argentina you’ll connect in Buenos Aires before flying to Puerto Iguazu. If you’re coming from Brazil then you’ll fly from Sao Paulo to Foz do Iguassu. Either way, you’ll need to take a taxi or bus to your hotel or other pre-arranged lodging.
Lodgings at Iguazu Falls
There are dozens of resorts, hotels, hostels, and private inns from which to choose. It’s recommended that you book your stay well in advance as this tourist area stays relatively busy all year long. A few of the most popular choices include:
- Hotel Falls Galli
- Iguazu Falls Hostel
- You can also opt for a more upscale experience at the Sheraton Iguazu. It’s only about a 15-minute walk to the Falls and it is the only hotel located within the National Park. Lodging in the
area can range in price from $30 to $200 per night.
It is comprised of multiple waterfalls, and this conglomerate makes for a spectacular view from many different angles. If you have the opportunity, check out the viewpoints on both the Argentinean and Brazilian sides to get the most out of your trip. There are signs and guides to help direct you to the most picturesque spots.
For such a remote and otherwise naturally-undisturbed location, Iguazu National Park has a surprisingly high number of restaurants. The Dama Juana on Avenida Cordoba 42 has a slew of positive guest reviews, and the Sheraton Hotel also has a 4-star upscale restaurant.
If you’re looking for something more indigenous, however, you have nothing to worry about. Dona Maria and Restaurant Bar Maria Preta serve cold drinks and locally-sourced, fresh-made food. You can also find kiosks on every street that serve hot, delicious and fresh local fare.
If you think Niagara Falls is a sight to be seen (and it is) you will definitely want to take a trip to Iguazu Falls. It’s an incredible wonder of nature that shows us how Mother Nature can combine power and beauty into something as simple as two parts of hydrogen and one part of oxygen. If you have stories and/or pictures to share regarding your trip to Iguazu Falls, please tell us all about your experience in the Comments section below.