If a trip to Argentina or Brazil is part of your honeymoon or romantic getaway, consider paying a visit to Foz de Iguaçu. The city of Foz de Iguaçu is in Brazil and borders the Argentinean Northwest and Paraguay. There are 275 waterfalls that measure up to 80 metres high and the rate of the flow generally averages 1,800 cubic meters per second. Their enormity makes you feel small in comparison!
Beyond just enjoying the falls, you can also enjoy seeing wild monkeys and other animals, while listening to the birds’ calls including the toucan, coatis, ocelot, and the vencejo, a small bird which can’t be found anywhere else on the planet. Watch it make a vertical dive along the waterfalls!
How to go to the Iguazu Falls?
From Buenos Aires, there are many flights arriving in the city of Puerto Iguazu. From Puerto Iguazu, you can take whether a taxi or a bus to the waterfalls. We encourage you to visit both the Argentinean side and the Brazilian side for complementary experiences. Keep in mind that you have to cross the border to visit the Brazilian side, and that may take quite a long time.
From Brazil, you can fly in from most major airports. It would complement a trip to one of Brazil’s other big cities like Rio de Janiero or San Paulo.
Where to stay in Iguazu Falls?
If staying in Argentina. We highly recommend the Panoramic Hotel Iguazu. It offers you a beautiful view above the falls. At the heart of an exotic locale, this hotel will give you a very pleasant stay and a romantic time with your lover. Enjoy the swimming pool at the top of the hill, which will give you a 360-degree view of the site.
If you don’t have the budget for this type of luxury hotel, don’t worry! Under moonlight, the Iguazu Park is open for a romantic dinner at one of the most astonishing panoramas in South America. Just listen to the sound of the water while eating pacu, a delicious regional fish.
If you’re looking for more privacy and intimacy, you can find a compromise between luxury and nature in the Lodge Loi Suites, which is a haven of peace lost in the vegetation of the jungle. There, enjoy a swimming pool, a natural wood design and a wonderful view over the Amazonian jungle.
Finally, for an authentic experience, you can stay at the Estancia Cecilia, which is located on the road to Iguazu. This estancia will give you the opportunity to follow the gauchos’ life in their daily labours. It’s an experience for the adventurer lovers!
On the Brazilian side, there are plenty of choices as well. For a luxury stay, It is located steps away from the falls and is an amazing retreat with a fine dining restaurant and spa. For the biggest bang for your buck, check out the Ibis hotel with rooms starting at $50 a night. Another great option at a more affordable price is the Recanto Cataratas Thermas Resort & Convention. Located in the city a quick drive from the falls, Recanto Cataratas main feature is water park including heated pools and Jacuzzis.
What to do in Iguazu Falls?
Explore the Falls
The different paths give you an overview of the falls from many angles. On the Brazilian side, you’ll admire a panoramic view of the falls, while on the Argentinean side, you’ll be able to walk on a maze of walkways to enter the waterfalls and discover the luxurious and spectacular jungle. Wander in the heart of the falls and let you be charmed by the sound of the water.
Visit San Martin Island
San Martin Island invites honeymooners to discover a little Eden, with luxurious vegetation, beautiful watch points, and desert beaches. You can go there by boat and take a picnic on this paradisiac island at the foot of the falls.
Take a boat ride into the Garganta del Diablo
In my opinion, a trip to Foz de Iguacu falls is not complete without a boat ride into the falls. Enter the Garganta del Diablo (devil’s throat). Take a poncho and don’t be afraid to get wet! When I arrived at the park I was not planning on taking the boat ride because it seemed expensive, but as we made our way to the waterfalls, the same companies running the boat rides were lowering the prices the further we went. When I realized this was happening, I made an offer to the last place we went by and paid less then half the original price.
Parque Das Aves
Also on the Brazilian side is the Parque Das Aves (Bird Park) which is full of over 140 species of tropical birds, as well as other animals and reptiles. You are actually able to go inside the aviaries where the birds live.