Puerto Iguazu Journals

Iguazu Falls (Argentina and Brazil)

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A travel journal to Puerto Iguazu by Robert Raymond Ingledew

IGUAZU FALLS, UPPER CIRCUIT Photo, Puerto Iguazu, Argentina More Photos
Quote: I traveled 7 months ago to this paradise on earth. The falls, the jungle, the whole environment, are all charming. I had posted it in another section, because I am not very familiar yet with the recent changes introduced.
HOTEL LIBERTADOR IGUAZU Photo, Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
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I have never stayed on the Brazilian side since Puerto Iguazu is smaller, it is easier to get around and, being a far smaller city, it is safer. However, I know for certain that the best hotel on the Brazilian side is the five star Hotel Tropical Das Cataratas, that faces the falls in all their beauty.On the Argentine side, the Sheraton Iguazu is the only hotel that is inside the National Park, and it also faces the Iguazu Falls. However, if you want to have a good panoramic view you should book a room on the upper floors, since the jungle could hinder a panoramic view of the falls. I understand that the rooms facing the falls are more expensive than those facing the jungle....Read More
Iguazu Falls, Devils Throat, Brazilian side Photo, Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
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Iguazu is one of the most beautiful places in the whole earth. You will see more foreigners at the Falls from Russia, Japana, Korea, Europe and the USA than from Argentina itself. And it is the cheapest destination in all Argentina, except during its high season (Easter, July and August). There are a number of bus companies that offer the outstanding First Class service, far better than the traditional bed and semi bed services. The seats lie back completely horizontal, and at least with Via Bariloche and Crucero del Norte, the hot meal on board includes complimentary wine, whisky and champagne. Travel takes some 18 hours from Buenos Aires or from Cordoba, but with that comfort, you wi...Read More
A tucan in the Birds park Photo, Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
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This is a 50 acre natural park, of which 10 acres are a private bird zoo, where you will see some 900 birds of 150 different species. It is a nice complement to the visit of the Brazilian side of the falls. Here you will find not only birds in a semi liberty environment, where a wire mesh about 50 feet above you avoids them from leaving the park, and where those birds that could cause damage or that are valuable are inside cages. You will also see snakes, monkeys and a few other animals.You need at least two hours here to really enjoy the visit. A stopover here during your tour to the Brazilian falls has no additional charge, except the admission to the park, that could be costing anyt...Read More
Downtown of ciudad del Este, Paraguay Photo, Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
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This park is located on the triple border between Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. On one side the Iguazu river (four hundred meters wide) divides Argentina from Brazil and on the left hand side the Parana river (about one mile wide) separates Paraguay from Brazil and Argentina. There are a few handicraft stores, the view of the park is very nice, and this park is included on the tour to the Brazilian side of the falls.This park is at a walking distance from the downtown of Puerto Iguazu, and a taxi ride thee should cost you some 10 to 15 dollars for a round trip with some minutes to take photos. If you go on a taxi, ask for a stop at the Iguazu port, it is inactive now, but you can take...Read More

Iguazu Falls, the Brazilian Side

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IGUAZU, BRAZILIAN SIDE, A COATI Photo, Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
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The Brazilian side of the Iguazu Falls has the advantage that you can go through it in two hours, since there is only one circuit, and therefore you can visit it the first day of your stay in the afternoon, even adding a visit to the Birds Park that will take another two hours. While a visit to the Argentine side takes at least eight hours if you want to visit the Upper Circuit, the Lower Circuit and San Martin island, apart from the other options you have such as Salto Escondido (Hidden Waterfall).But visiting both sides is a must, plus the "Tres Fronteras" park in Iguazu.US citizens may be required a visa to enter into Brazil, at least at the Iguazu international border. T...Read More

The Argentine Side of the Iguazu Falls

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IGUAZU FALLS, UPPER CIRCUIT Photo, Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
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One hour and a half to two hours are enough to walk along the only sidewalk on the Brazilian side, but you will need eight hours or more to explore the Argentine side, including the Upper Circuit, the Lower Circuit, San Martin Island, Garganta del Diablo and more.It is therefore advisable to stay on the Argentine side and use the regular bus service from Puerto iguazu to the National Park, that costs about one dollar each way. The tours to the Brazilian side from Argentina cost some ten dollars per person, including the Brazilian Falls and the Birds Park. Add some ten to twenty US Dollars for the admission to each National Park, and about half that price for the Birds Park.T...Read More