We spent a total of 4 nights in Iguazu Falls, and two full days at the National Park. The second day, on the back-to-back, is half off!
The majority of people stay in the town of Puerto Iguazu which is a 25 minute bus from the falls and the airport. It’s $10 roundtrip per person to catch the bus from town to the falls and they run every 20 minutes – very, very easy to catch. There is only one hotel in the park and that is the Sheraton. And when you are the only game in town you can charge as much as you would like – and they do – almost $300/night during the week. So we didn’t stay there.
The first day we visited Iguazu Falls the weather was a bit cloudy, but the second day was full of sun. We really lucked out by going for two days because as you will see in our pictures and video, the sun really makes a big difference. Both days were spent on the Argentina side. You can easily get over to the Brazilian side by hiring a taxi, but for US citizens it requires a visa and an extra few hundred dollars so we skipped it. The main difference between the two sides is that on the Argentinian side you are much closer and “in” the falls, whereas on the Brazilian side you have a more panoramic view. I have never seen Niagara Falls so I can’t compare, but what I can tell you is this place is beautiful and I would definitely recommend it as a can’t miss place in Argentina. 🙂
In addition to just the water falls there are coatis running around (which are like people-friendly raccoons), more butterflies than I have ever seen in my life, gigantic rainbows and hilarious little monkeys.
Here’s the video I put together and below that are more pictures from our albums. Enjoy!
And here are more pictures!