With stunning natural beauty, Foz do Iguaçu impresses tourists from all over the world. In addition to the incredible Iguaçu Falls, the city has several other attractions that will certainly make you fall in love with it.
Foz do Iguaçu is located In the extreme west of Paraná State. It is one of Icons of Brazilian tourism thanks to the 275 majestic waterfalls that make up Iguaçu Falls. Situated in Iguaçu National Park, on the border between Brazil and Argentina, the Falls attract millions of visitors from all over the world.
Having earned a place on the UNESCO World Natural Heritage List, the Park’s amazing waterfalls were also voted one of the World’s New 7 Wonders of Nature. The park is also home to several endangered plant and animal species, such as the Jaguar and the Paraná Pine Tree (Araucária). Visitors to the area are able to see the 90-meter-tall Garganta do Diabo (Devil’s Throat), the tallest waterfall in the ensemble, really up close.
Iguaçu Falls, UNESCO World Natural Heritage
In addition, the world’s largest travel guide book publisher, Lonely Planet, described the falls as one of the 10 must-see places in the world! “It’s an emotional jaw-dropping experience. Everyone should do it at least once in their lives!”.
The views from the walkways are impressive. It really is a lot of water! The spray from the falls is a spectacle in itself, a permanent wet cloud that covers the rocks, the islands in the river, and the riverbanks, constantly changing the scenery. In addition to the many scenic spots they can enjoy, visitors can also try rappelling, mountain climbing, and rafting in Iguaçu River.
Another great location in Foz (as the locals call the city of Foz do Iguaçu) is the Bird Park (Parque das Aves), where you can enjoy 17 hectares of native Atlantic Forest vegetation and see more than 800 local bird species.
Make sure you also pay a visit to Itaipu Hydroelectric Plant, the largest hydroelectric plant in the world. In addition to getting really up close to this huge engineering feat, you will be able to enjoy lots of other activities that are offered to the public, such as a visit to the ecomuseum, which displays a collection of photos, historical pieces, and interactive models. There are also local trails through the forest where visitors can see native plants and animals.
The Triple-Frontier Monument is yet another popular attraction among people who are familiar with the region. It is not only where Iguaçu and Paraná Rivers meet, but also the border between important countries in South America: Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay. There is a local commercial center that includes handicraft stores and cafes, and visitors will also be able to enjoy a beautiful sunset from the monument’s viewpoint.
A visit to Foz do Iguaçu is a fascinating experience. The amazing natural beauty in the region, combined with the countless leisure activities available, make for an unforgettable trip.
+55 (45) 3521-4200
The Foz do Iguaçu/Cataratas International Airport is located approximately 13 km from the downtown area.
+55 (45)3525-1274 | (45)3522-6997
The Foz do Iguaçu Bus Terminal is located right at the entrance to the city and operates interstate routes to and from several cities in Brazil as well as international routes to and from Uruguay, Argentina, and Paraguay.
Personal Vehicles and Rentals
Upon arrival at Foz do Iguaçu Airport, a great option is to rent a car. This way, you will be free to tour the region at your own pace.
There are several bus routes that cover the whole city.
Personal Vehicles and Rentals
If you are planning to visit attractions in the city and other nearby destinations in the region, a good option is to rent a car.
Taxis | Ridesharing Companies
Taxis and ridesharing companies are a comfortable way to get around the city.
Several local travel agencies offer transfer services to and from the main tourist attractions in the region. Transfers can be hired from specialized companies directly at the airport or you can contact other registered companies.
Tourist Police Station:
+55 (45) 3523-3036
Foz do Iguaçu City Hall:
+55 (45) 2105-1000
Military Police: 190
Fire Department: 193
The best period to visit the falls is between the months of December and February. It’s when local trees are flowering and the amount of water pouring from the falls is at its maximum.