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.

Iguassu falls rainbowOver 1 million foreign tourists take in a first-person view of Iguazu falls 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

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There are two airports within five miles of Iguazu Falls. 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.

Iguazu boatsYou don’t “have” to fly to get to Iguazu Falls. You can take a bus from Argentina or Brazil, but expect a long and sometimes perilous trip that lasts about 20 hours.

Lodgings at Iguazu Falls

iguazu falls brazil sideThere 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

  • 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 Iguazu Falls and it is the only hotel located within the National Park.
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Lodging in the Iguazu Falls area can range in price from $30 to $200 per night.

Special Sights

Iguazu Falls BrazilIguazu Falls 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 of Iguazu Falls to get the most out of your trip. There are signs and guides to help direct you to the most picturesque spots.

Food

foodFor such a remote and otherwise naturally-undisturbed location, Iguazu Falls 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 restaurants. 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.

Conclusion

A New Wonder of the World Iguazu FallsIf 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.
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