I’ve said it before but Argentina is one of the most beautiful countries I’ve been to. I felt so at home in South America while I was there and would recommend to everyone to put it on their travel list! Iguazú Falls were my last stop in Argentina and the falls are VERY impressive with beautiful trails and look out points so you can view the sheer power and awesomeness of the falls…
Where I stayed…
I stayed in a hostel in Puerto Iguazu which was very appropriately named Hostel Iguazu Falls. There are lots of places to stay from hotels to hostels in Iguazu and it has a real tourist feel. The hostel was clean,the wi-fi was good,it had lovely outdoor common area and a pool with hammocks if the travel and sight-seeing all got too much for you. It was also a really short walk from the center of the town and the bus station so handy if you were travelling by bus like us.
What to do…..
Well the hint is in the name….Iguazu Falls UNESCO world heritage site for one! The Argentinian side of the falls are only a short bus journey from the town. They are definitely worth the visit and they are incredible. It was such a lovely day out in the park,even if it’s incredibly hot, you are sheltered from the sun in most parts of the trails and there is only a small portion where you have no shelter. There are points where you can stand and cool down from the spray from the falls if you are getting too hot….especially the Devils Throat which is jaw dropping! There are a few other things to do in Puerto Iguazu….Hito de Las Tres Fronteras or Triple Frontier is a look out point where you can stand and see both Paraguay and Brazil. This point has been featured as the backdrop on quite a few TV shows, there is no much to do but have a coffee and enjoy the view.
Hints and tips….
- The entry price for Parque Nacional Iguazu is AR$330
- You can also do boat tours under the falls, the company is Iguazu Jungle, here is their website for you to take a look at their options Iguazu Jungle
- Be careful of the Coatis in the park, there are warnings all over the park about not getting close to them or feeding them as they can attack and be quite vicious!
- The bus from Puerto Iguazú to Cataratas (Iguazú falls) costs AR$65
- A private taxi from Puerto Iguazú to Foz do Iguazú can cost up to AR$500/€28 and this will include stopping at the border to get your passport stamped which is really important.
- If you decide to get the bus across the border to Brazil then you need to ask the driver to ensure he stops.
- If you are trying to get a bus out of Puerto Iguazú then I would advise you to pre-book…we were on our way to Sao Paulo but the bus was booked out for 3DAYS!! We ended up having to fly instead.
So if you are planning a trip to Argentina any time soon and have any questions just pop them in the comments section below….Have a great day!