Resting on the Argentinian border facing the jungles of Paraguay and Brazil, Puerto Iguazu is home to the world-famous Iguazu Falls. The laid-back vibe complements beautiful flora and fauna, local markets and traditional Argentinian panettas.
Things to do in Puerto Iguazú
Experience the thundering roar of Iguazu Falls on the Catwalk, a suspended walkway that brings you face to face with the tallest part of the falls, the horseshoe-shaped Devil’s Throat, before witnessing the glorious natural wonder from above on the canyon walk. Take a helicopter tour for a bird’s-eye view or zoom through the fall’s powerful spray on a jet boat.
Immerse yourself in the jungle of Iguazu National Park with a 4.5-kilometre hike along the Sendero Macuco trail. Along the way, stop for a swim at a local swimming hole and visit Guira Oga wildlife sanctuary, where you can meet native species, including toco toucans and brown capuchin monkeys.
Relish a spectacular view from Las Tres Fronteras, a unique lookout where the Iguazu and Parana rivers converge and the three nations of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay meet. Watch a cultural show and discover the rich traditions of the indigenous people through handicraft demonstrations and interactive displays.
Mingle with locals at La Feirinha, an outdoor marketplace with an abundance of stalls selling Argentine wines, olives, salami and cheese. Enjoy live folk music over an ice-cold beer and regional dishes, such as grilled meats and garlic potatoes.
Getting around Puerto Iguazú
You can fly into Iguazu International Airport and take a taxi or bus 17 kilometres into Puerto Iguazu. Buses also arrive from Buenos Aires, Retiro, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. Iguazu National Park is a 25-minute bus or taxi ride from the town center.