Iguazu Falls, located on the border of Argentina and Brazil, is one of the most awe-inspiring natural wonders in the world. Here’s some tourist information to help you plan your visit:
Location: Iguazu Falls is situated in the Iguazu National Park, which spans both Argentina and Brazil. The falls are surrounded by lush rainforest, offering a stunning backdrop to the cascading waterfalls.
Entry Points: There are two main entry points to visit Iguazu Falls. On the Argentine side, the town of *Puerto Iguazú (map) serves as the gateway, while on the Brazilian side, the town of *Ciudad del Este (map) provides access to the falls. It’s possible to visit the falls from either side or even explore both for a comprehensive experience.
Park Visit: The Iguazu National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and offers well-maintained trails and walkways that allow visitors to admire the falls from different viewpoints. On the Argentine side, the main trail is called the Upper Circuit, which takes you above the falls, and the Lower Circuit, which takes you closer to the base. On the Brazilian side, the main trail is called the Devil’s Throat, providing panoramic views of the falls.
Devil’s Throat: The Devil’s Throat (map) is the most iconic and powerful section of the falls. It can be accessed from both the Argentine and Brazilian sides. To reach the Devil’s Throat on the Argentine side, you’ll take a train and walk along a long walkway. On the Brazilian side, a series of walkways lead you to a breathtaking viewpoint right above the thundering cascade.
Border formalities are enforced between the two parks. Crossing the border between these countries is fairly relaxed—authorities assume most people are on a day trip across the border. EU passport holders do not need a visa to enter Brazil for tourism. Also, as of 2019, US passport holders no longer require a visa to visit the Brazilian side of the falls. However, do remember to get off the bus on the border to get your passport stamped. Some bus drivers will not tell you when to do this, so it is best to check with them.