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Photo Journey of Iguazu Falls in Argentina & Brazil

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Photo Journey of Iguazu Falls in Argentina & Brazil

The waterfalls are taller than the Niagara Falls, and twice as wide, and offer its visitors a myriad of spectacular sights.

They are located in the Iguazú river, which is on the border between Argentina and Brazil, and are part of the Iguazú National Park (Argentina) and Iguaçu National Park (Brazil), both UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Spending the night in the cozy town of Puerto Iguazu was perfect, as it allowed us to spend one day at the Argentinian side of the falls and a second day on the Brazilian side.

Iguazú Falls is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and in 2011 it became part of the New Seven Wonders of Nature. The biodiversity in Iguazú is also worth noting, there are 2,000 plant species and 450 bird species in the park.

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Deciding which side to visit

As for which side to visit, I think that both sides are worth visiting.  You need a full day to do the Argentinian side and a half day would suffice for the Brazilian one. Take your time to walk along the hiking trails and take in all the views of the falls.

Where to stay

I loved staying at Hotel Saint George in Puerto Iguazu in Argentina, the rooms are clean and spacious, the staff is friendly, the hotel provides transportation for free from the airport, and it has a lovely pool area that was perfect in the warm sunny days of my visit. In addition, the hotel is located within walking distance to restaurants and stores in Puerto Iguazu.

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The pool area at Saint George Hotel – Puerto Iguazu

 

If you want to stay in the park and enjoy the waterfalls from your hotel, there are two very good options: Sheraton in Argentina and Hotel das Cataratas in Brazil.

Otherwise take a look at some options of places to stay in Brazil at Foz do Iguaçu or as I did, you can find one of the many great options of places to stay at Puerto Iguazu in Argentina.

Now, without further ado, I invite you to enjoy the photo journey:

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What to bring to the Iguazu falls

Due to the location of Iguazu, the weather is moist and there is often some rain. Bring a poncho and rain/water gear, and some dry clotes. It is going to get wet at some point. It is also a good idea to bring something to drink and sunscreen,  it can get pretty warm. Despite the warmth and vegetation there are almost no bugs.

If you have a SLR camera with you to this trip, and want to protect your camera while getting some awesome pictures! Then I would recommend that you get the Professional Rain Cover for Large DSLR Cameras.

Other recommendations

If you are planning on visiting the Brazilian side and you are a US citizen, you need to have a Visa which you need to order before your trip, can´t be done on site.

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  • Looks Incredible! I get there in three weeks myself!

  • Nice Jono, let me know when you publish or share photos of your trip! Please use
    #visitsamerica on Instagram! 😉

  • nicoleconnolly

    Looks amazing. Ive always wanted to visit the Falls. Hope I get there soon!