ADD TO LISTPuerto Iguazu developed primarily because of the star attraction - the Iguazu Falls which are located about 18km from the city. This extremely touristy city lacks the charm of other Argentine cities, and feels overly commercialized for the sake of supporting visitors here tos see the falls. Nonetheless, it's a good hub for exploration of the region and there are some decent restaurants.
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I return to Brasil for vacation soon and wonder, is it better to see Iguazu in Brasil or Argentina?
Will soon spend 13 days in Peru and i already know the time is short for all the options i have. But i can't resist the possibility to visit Iguazu falls... Tickets are too expensive i think via Buenos Aires or Sao Paolo. Anyone been there? Does it worth it? Any alternative way of getting there?
Who travelled from Iguazu Falls to Florianopolis by bus with beds? Is it comfortable? what bus company? how long is the trip and how much? is it better to fly? thanks,
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Stay at the Sheraton Internacional Iguazu Resort inside the National Park of Iguazu Falls on the Argentina side! It is a little bit more expensive but totally worth every penny!! This is what I wrote on tripadvisor:
The only reason to stay at this hotel is for its location. It will take you about 20-30 minutes to get into "town" from the national park by car so staying inside the Park is THE BEST perk when you want a break in the middle of the day!!
The hotel is a bit worn down (as many reviewers have said). But, the staff is friendly and you really can't beat the location. My husband and I were actually put in a room with 2 'full' size beds that were too small for both of us to fit. On the other hand, if you are traveling with a friend, you could easily share a room and not a bed!
The bathroom in the rooms isn't the nicest. But, you shower and clean yourself off and it is fine! Personally, I wouldn't go barefoot...
The pool is a bit worn down. It needs a paint job. But will do the trick by cooling you off when you need it! The towels are free, the bar is stocked and the bathroom just off the pool deck is really nice with showers, etc. (A good place to clean up if you have a late flight out of Iguazu!)
The Spa is BLISS! The 4 hour package with full body massage, stretching, facial and 'special indoor pool' is worth the treat! It is just under 500 Peso's (a little over $160USD for 4 hours!) and is the best way to end a day of hiking around the falls!
We were told by family that food in Iguazu is terrible! They did not lie! We went to "town" for dinner one evening to a fish restaurant that was "the best in town" and we thought it was gross. The next evening we ate the buffet at the hotel which wasn't the greatest food I've ever eatten but was much better than the fish restaurant. Plus, for a buffet, it was a pretty good sample of Argentine cuisine!
Even with my negative points, I would still stay at this hotel again and recommend it to my closest friends. The location can not be beat it is worth the extra money! (You'll spend the money you save by getting into and out of the park everyday via taxi and park fees).
Don't forget your Starwood number! You can drink bottles of water in the room for free just by being a member!
Take bug spray and get your shots. Bring an extra memory card for your digitsl camera AND enjoy the falls!
If you're into adventure, you should definitely visit the waterfalls at Iguazu. You can few the falls from either Argentina or Brazil, but it is best to visit the Argentina side because the views are better. The best time to visit is during the South American summer (December- March) because more water springs from the falls making them even more beautiful to look at. While you're in the area, you can also chill on the Rio Iguazu. It borders three nations: Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil. I actually stood at the base of the river in Argentina and I could look acroos the river and see Brazil and Paraguay simultaneously. It's really a great place to visit. Iguazu National Park also has activities for those who want to experience the falls at a more up close and personal level. This is best for those who don't want spend their entire trip taking pictures amongst a sea of tourists. http://www.iguazuargentina.com/
Si visitan Puerto Iguazú, tienen como buena opcion pasar la noche en el hostel "Timbó Posada" el ambiente es agradable asi como buena la atencion y buen precio. www.timboiguazu.com.ar
Tambien es recomendable el restaurant que se encuentra a justo a lado, ya que se come muy bien.
Todo esto se encuentra a 1 cuadra y media de la estacion de Omnibuses, solo son 3 minutos caminando a lo mucho.
Para salir a las cataratas de iguazu, se toma un bus que sale de la estacion y es un trayecto de 15 minutos, el precio varia dependiendo la temporada pero aproximadamente son 40 pesos argentinos los cuales incluyen la entrada al parque y se puede reservar el barco que pasa muy cerca de la catarata. esta reservacion aumenta el precio a unos 170 pesos argentinos.
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