Puerto Iguazú

Iguaçu Falls near Puerto Iguazú

Puerto Iguazú is a tourist city in the Northeast of Argentina at the Triborder with Paraguay and Brazil. It mainly serves the needs of the tourists visiting the Iguaçu Falls close-by.

Get in

By train

The train is not currently operating.

By plane

Aeropuerto International Cataratas del Iguazu (IATA: IGR) is close to the waterfalls and to the city of Puerto Iguazu. There are several flights a day from Buenos Aires serviced by Aerolineas Argentinas and LAN Chile.

Go from the airport to the bus terminal:

Go from the bus terminal to the airport

Foz do Iguaçu International Airport (Brazil) is another way in but from Brazil. Some people travel to Foz do Iguaçu International Airport but stay on Puerto Iguazu (Argentina). Be aware that there is an immigration point between Argentina and Brazil, so keep all the documents they give you at the airport and at immigration. The cost of going by taxi from Foz do Iguaçu International Airport in Brazil to Puerto Iguazu is around 40usd. You can ask for a taxi inside the airport and pay cash or on credit card. Taxi drivers know the immigration regulations so they will walk you by the customs to enter Argentina. By taxi the drive is no more than half an hour, but be advised that sometimes they may be lots of people on the immigration point and at peak hour you can expect 45 minutes or an hour waiting lines.

By bus

Direct buses to Buenos Aires, Retiro (many companies)(18 hours), Salta (Andesmar/Flecha Bus), Mendoza, Cordoba (Mercobus, Cruzero del Norte), Posadas, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Curitiba and other places.

Access Puerto Iguazu from Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Brazil and other parts of Argentina by bus passes offered by the Green Toad Bus. They also offer bus tickets online from Buenos Aires, Salta, São Paulo, Florianopolis, and Rio de Janeiro to Puerto Iguazu. Long distance and local buses arrive to the Terminal de Autobuses on Av. Cordoba.

Get around

See

Confluence of the Iguazú and Paraná Rivers, with the Triple Frontier in the background

Do

Buy

Eat

Drink

At the ´feria´ up from Av. Brasil there are many stalls to have a cheap drink.

Sleep

Budget

Beware that the hostels in Puerto Iguazú seem to be experiencing something of a bedbug epidemic. Check reviews on tripadvisor, etc. carefully before booking.

Mid-range

Splurge

SecretGardenIguazu B&B - A three room affair, conveniently located in the town of Puerto Iguazu. High on concept the secret garden is populated by tree ferns and other shade-loving plants salvaged from the slash and burn rural and logging activities decimating the surrounding rain-forest.

Cope

Consulate

Go next

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