The closest town to Iguazú National Park hosting one of the New Natural Seven Wonders of the world since 2011. Also inscribed on the UNESCO List of World Natural Heritage sites.
This spectacular natural scenery originated 200.000 years ago at the tri-border area where the Iguazú and Paraná rivers come together. A geological fault along the Paraná riverbed turned the mouth of the Iguazú river into a waterfall.
This initial large fall progressively turned into two wavy arches that stretch in width for 2,700m (1.7 mi.), with the 80m-wide (263 ft.) Garganta del Diablo (“Devil’s Throat”) being the largest single fall.
Depending on the volume of water, there are 160-260 separate cascades to see. There is constant mist produced by the force of the waterfalls where sunbeams create stunning rainbows.
Warm, sub-tropical climate, humid in the summer and mild and nice in winter.
The rainfall in Puerto Iguazú is significant, with precipitation even during the driest month.
The average temperature is 21.2 °C.
Consider hotel options at Selva Iriapú. Visit the two parks: Iguazú National Park and Foz do Iguaçu National Park; they supplement each other and both are worth visiting.
Take the Great Adventure Tour on the Argentinean side to find out the difference between being there and experiencing the attraction. Restrictions applied. Depending on the date, take the Full Moon Tour.
The park offers accessible paths. Check areas.
Comfortable clothes, light rain cape, sunglasses or sunscreen and sunblock protection.
Buenos Aires 1640 km / 1017 mi
Posadas 305 km / 189 mi
Colonia Carlos Pellegrini 494 km / 307 mi