Iguaza falls - Paraguay
Replies: 8 - Last Post: Nov 29, 2012 6:42 PM Last Post By: Maceroda
Jul 21, 2012 7:07 AM
Iguaza falls - ParaguayI was wondering which country provides the best Iguaza falls experience. Most websites focus on Brazil and Argentina, but I'm tempted to go to Paraguay, but I don't know if it's the best idea. I would also appreciate it if someone could recommend good budget accommodation at the falls.
Jul 21, 2012 7:25 AM
1Iguazu falls (Or Iguacu, but with U) cannot be seen from Paraguay, they are between Argentina and Brazil.
From Brazil you get the best GENERAL view of the river and falls, but from Argentina you get a great close up view of some of the largest, the falls look as if they fall from the Argentinean side and you can walk right to the edge of some.
Both sides have their good things, and are different, if you can I would see the falls from both sides.
To Paraguay you cross from Brazil, you can go there if you want, but no falls.
Jul 21, 2012 10:31 AM
2"I was wondering which country provides the best Iguaza falls experience. Most websites focus on Brazil and Argentina, but I'm tempted to go to Paraguay, but I don't know if it's the best idea."
very easy to figure out by yourself as once there you can visit easily Paraguay too. Stay on the argentinean side, That´s by far the best deal
Jul 22, 2012 1:08 AM
3Agreed, stay on the Argentinian side. Brazilian side does allow for a true appreciation of the enormity of the Falls. But you really only need half a day on the Brazilian side (which could also allow for a visit to the Bird Park/ Paraguay)
I found Ciudad del Este (Paraguay) to be quite an uncomfortable experience, really not much more then sleazy shop sellers and wealthy day-trippers from Brazil.
Jul 22, 2012 1:22 AM
Jul 22, 2012 6:50 PM
5You might not be able to see the falls from Paraguay, but Ciudad del Este is a way cheaper place to base yourself than Foz or Puerto Iguaçu - hotels in CDE are about a third of what they are in the other two border towns, and food is a lot cheaper. That said, CDE isn't the nicest of cities - it can be a bit intimidating, but travelling to the falls from there is very straightforward.
Jul 27, 2012 4:58 AM
6It is worth seeing from both sides Brazil first to get a scale of it and then argentina to get the drama and impact of it all.
I wouldn't bother going to Paraguay, even to stay as it will just be a waste of time getting to the falls from there.
We went there out of curiosity and like others have said, it is just one big market and not much else.
Sep 5, 2012 9:51 AM
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