Iguazú Falls, Argentina: Travel/Tourist Guide

Iguazú Falls, also spelled as Iguassu or Iguaçu depending where you are, is situated near the border shared by Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil. It is the Niagara Falls of South America, but on an even larger scale. The spot has been declared as a UNESCO World Heritage List.

Getting In

The Iguazú Falls is primarily accessed through three different cities on the border. It is Puerto Iguazú for Argentina, Ciudad del Este for Paraguay, and Foz do Iguaçu for Brazil. There are flights from both Iguazu International Airport in Argentina and Foz do Iguaçu International Airport in Brazil. Buses also travel to the three cities from all over their respective countries.

Climate and Geography

The area has a humid subtropical climate with plenty of rain and hot weather throughout the year. Iguazú Falls is comprised of different island dividing the falls into 275 smaller waterfalls.

Things to Do

The waterfalls have two sides with one found on Argentina and the other on Brazil. Accommodations are readily available for anyone who wishes to stay in the area, though the area itself is not known for its nightlife except for a show of the local dance styles or a trip to the casino. For those interested in adventures, rafting, biking and rappelling can be done one both sides. The falls can also be seen by helicopter, though the view from the platform that extends over the falls is already quite impressive.