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Tips for Backpackers In Iguassu Falls (last update July 10, 2021)

Borders in Iguassu are closed. If one is in Brazil there is no way to close the borders to reach the falls in Argentina.

Brazil, due to its privileged geographic location, is one of the world's top ranking countries in terms of biodiversity. It shelters approximately 20% of the world's known species and it is covered with 30% of the world's existing tropical forests and also here you find 14% of the fresh river waters. Arable land is more than 80 million hectares.

The meaning of Iguassu Falls in:
English (Iguassu Falls), Spanish (Cataratas del Iguazú), Portuguese (Cataratas do Iguaçu), all adaptations of the Guarani´s (Y-guazú).
In Guarani, "Y" means Water and "Guazú" means Big.

Where to stay in Iguassu Falls?
We are in a three-border country. People prefer to stay in Brazil or Argentina. In Brazil there are more facilities and one can still be close to all three countries. Due to the inflation in Argentina prices for the lodge is cheaper, food in Brazil is cheaper, specially at the supermarket. In the summer and in the winter it is worth paying a little extra for air-conditioning.

Stay for how long?
A minimum of two nights (if you are on a budget three nights) must be spent in Iguassu Falls in order to see the main attractions. In the past, it was possible to see the sights and spend only one night, but now, because of a new system, more time is necessary to see both sides of the falls. A one night stay allows the visitor to see only half of the attractions and, even so, the visitor will be very tired on the next leg of his journey.
A tight schedule can also cause worries about flights; some times flights can arrive late causing the visitor to miss something.
It is also possible to visit both sides of the falls in a day. It is a bit rushy. We suggest private transportation if one decides for this option.

Also, on rainy days it is impossible to see the rainbows that form over the falls on sunny days.
The best travel agents recommend a minimum of two nights, but if additional attractions are added to the itinerary, such as the Jesuit Missions in Argentina and Paraguay or any of the other options in the area, it´s advisable to spend an extra night.
Iguassu Falls is a wonderful green spot to relax in. Make your visit here unforgettable; don´t rush yourself.

Best time to visit Iguazu Falls
It is hard to know the best time, always depends on the water level and the weather conditions. The text below helps one to make its clue.
4 of the biggest floods in history at Iguassu Falls were in May. The other biggest ones were in June, July and October.
The 3 biggest droughts in history at Iguassu Falls were in 1967, 1977/1978 always during summer time. In 2006 it was in the winter.

The world’s weather is changing; we can see heavy rain when the seasons change (between April and May or September and October) or during the summer. It changes from year to year a lot. Temperatures were 3º C above average for the winter period in 2006 (global warming). Temperatures were 5º C above average for the winter period in 2015 (global warming). The weather is becoming unpredictable. It rains regularly in the area more than (2.000 mm), but, even so, 70% of the days throughout the year are sunny. So, it is very likely that each visitor has a good chance to see the beautiful rainbows that form over the falls!

In 2008 we had plenty of rain and the Iguassu Falls were gorgeous. In November the water level was great too. At the end of December, the water level was low. At the beginning of 2009, it was no so great anymore until April. From May to November water level was above the normal level (plenty of rain). In 2009 the rain was above the average in the last 30 years. In 2010 the water level was almost constant throughout the year. In 2011 the water level was OK through the year but in December it was lower than the average. In 2012 and 2013, the water level was good. In June 8th, 2014 we lost some bridges including the one leading to Devils Throat, to much rain. In 2015 plenty of water all year around. In 2016, 2017 and 2018 the water level was OK. In 2019 the water level was varying a lot due to global warming, lack of rain. In 2020 in April and May there was no much water and temperatures in September and October were 3 to 4 degrees above the average. It was raining a lot in January 2021 and we had a little flood. In May and June the water level was low.

Brazilians and Argentineans are on vacation in January and February (summer vacation) and three weeks in July. Holy weeks and long weekends are busy; like Easter time.

Raining season: in Iguassu is raining all year round. The raining season depends on the amazon flying rivers. When it happens is in December and January (showers).
Spring: September, October and November (pleasant and also hot).
Summer: December, January and February (extremely hot).
Autumn: March, it is hot, April and May (pleasant temperatures), in May it can be cold, depends on the year.
Winter: June, July and August (sometimes it can be cold).

It´s warm
In December, January, February and some times March the temperatures are very high. We are located at approximately 180 meters above sea level. The annual average temperature is 21º C. Summer average temperature is 31º C.

It´s cold
Be prepared for cold weather between June and August; its wintertime in South America.
Cold fronts come and go in three or four days.
Iguassu Falls is a subtropical area; it´s advisable to have a warm jacket with you.
We are located about 190 miles south of the Tropic of Capricorn.
Winter average temperature is 17º C but it is changing.

If you need help
Instead of asking for information on the street, go to one of the travel agencies in Foz do Iguassu or at the Iguassu Falls.
Travel agents usually speak English and are more knowledgable in the area of tourism and, therefore, are better able to help visitors.

Internet Access in Brazil
All hotels and inns offer Internet access. There are many places downtown with Internet access it is easy to find one. Most coffee shops, restaurants, the shopping mall, even some stores have free of charge wifi.

Information Office
In Brazil
There is no information bureau in Foz do Iguassu, city Brazil anymore. People use google maps or bing maps.

In Argentina
In Puerto Iguassu information is available at the Information Bureau located at 396 Victoria Aguirre Street (open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m).; phone: 3757 420800.

In Paraguay
At the paraguaian border (people stop there to stamp their passport) in Ciudad del Este - Phone: 061 511626
Ciudad del Este

Avoid walking on the Friendship Bridge (BR – PY) and also on the Tancredo Neves Bridge (BR – AR) during the night carrying on luggage, it is not safe.

In Brazil
Hostel Paudimar Campestre - Phone: 45 35296061
Km 12.5 Rodovia das Cataratas - 201 Alameda Caibi - Remanso Grande
On the way to the Iguassu Falls
Foz do Iguassu

In Argentina
Hostel Iguazu Falls
Av. Guarani N°70
Tel.: +54 3757 421295
Puerto Iguazu, Argentina

Tango inn - Hostelling International
158 Cordoba
Phone: +54 3757 42559
Puerto Iguazu, Argentina

In Paraguay
Hotel Munich (budget)
Emiliano Fernandéz / Capitán Miranda
Phone: +595 61 500347
Ciudad del Este, Paraguay

Teko Arte Hostel
Address: 7000 Rogelio Benitez
Phone: +595 61 518408
Ciudad del Este, Paraguay

The Brazilian side of the Iguassu Falls
Open daily from 09:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m.
To visit the falls, you need to take the Parque Nacional bus (number 120) it costs R$ 3.85 and you pay it on the bus.
Upon arriving at the National Park bus stop, enter the new visitor´s center. After buying tickets (R$ 80,00 each for adults and R$ 13,00 each for children under 12 years old) take 10 minutes of your time at the Brazilian entrance, there are displays with old pictures about the Iguassu Falls in Brazil. There is a 90% off for the second-day visit.

Special double-decker buses shuttle visitors to the falls area.
These buses arrive and depart every 20 minutes. In the low season every 30 minutes. When the park is busy be ready for lines.
The buses stop first at the Macuco Safari and Boat Trip Station site; secondly stop at the beginning of the observation trail (in front of the Belmond Hotel das Cataratas), which leads to White Water Rafting Station and also to the beginning of the trails to the largest of the falls, the area called Devil’s Throat; and last stop at the food court and souvenir shops located at the square at the end of the road.

The Argentinean side of the Iguazu Falls
To see the entire area, one must plan a full day in the Argentinean park, which is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

To visit the falls, catch the Parque Nacional/CATARATAS bus in Puerto Iguazu Argentina P$ 200.00. At the entrance to the Iguazu National Park, a fee of P$ 800,00 per person is charged (free of charge for disabled people). In addition, P$ 140,00 is charged per car and P$ 180,00 per van. At the visitor´s center there is an information bureau, where a map of the area is made available. On the right side of the center is the Interpretation Area - Centro de Interpretación, where information regarding the park and local history is displayed. Also located in this area are souvenir shops and companies offering optional trips like Safari and Boat Trips.

300 meters from the Interpretation Area is the central train station. Just before it, on the right, there is an area called Green Path - Sendero Verde, 700 meters long. From this area, it is possible to reach the Upper Trail - Circuito Superior and the Lower Trail - Circuito Inferior on foot. The first train to the Upper Trail (Circuito Superior) and the Lower Trail (Circuito Inferior) departs at 8:30 a.m. from the one on the left every 30 minutes. When you reach the Lower and Upper train station (Estacion Cataratas) get the Devil's Throat - Garganta del Diablo train which departs every 30 minutes. The San Martin Island ferryboat it is NOT AVAILABLE ANYMORE. For one that likes to walk there is the Sendero del Macuco - Macuco Trail. It is a 7 km return walking trail in the forest. It is open until 3:30 p.m. For this trail, one needs to come back on the next day.

Be aware that sometimes, depending on the number of visitors, Argentineans manage the trains in a different way. There are signs and people to help with information at the train stations.

There is a 50% discount on a 2nd-day visit to the falls in Argentina. To have it one must get the ticket stamped on the first day at the same place they are buying the ticket.

The last train to the Upper Trail - Circuito Superior and the Lower Trail - Circuito Inferior leaves at 4:00 p.m. The last train to Devil's Throat departs at 4:00 p.m. To see Devil's Throat (Garganta del Diablo) takes approximately two hours, if the park is not busy. After leaving the train, there will be a 1.2 km or 3/4 of a mile walkway over the Iguassu River that leads to Devil's Throat, the highlight of the falls. On windy days it is advisable to have a waterproof jacket, people get wet. To see the Upper Trail takes approximately one hour. To see the Lower Circuit takes also approximately 90 minutes. If you decide to visit Saint Martin Island (NOT AVAILABLE ANYMORE) add one more hour. Be aware of the fact that park officials sometimes close the trails some minutes before the scheduled time.

Iguassu Falls by moonlight. Every month, in Argentina for 5 days, there are tours to see the falls by moonlight.

Bus service in Iguassu Falls

There is a bus service tourist information desk at the TTU. Depending on the destination, one can save time by taking buses outside of the TTU. At the TTU stands for Terminal de Transporte Urbano, one has a chance to change to another bus WITHOUT PAY ANY additional fee.

Route from To Bus name Bus schedule Price Bus stops

Foz do

Parque Nacional
On the way it stop at the Airport


30 minutes Sundays every 45 minutes


R$ 3,85

Av. J.K.,
Av. Jorge Schimmelpfeng,
Av. das Cataratas,
BR 469,

Puerto Iguazu

Parque Nacional Iguazu Argentina


Every 30mi
to Falls (1st)
6:30 a.m., to City Last
8:00 p.m.
Full moon

Rio Uruguay

P$ 200,00

Terminal Bus Station Puerto Iguazu,
Av. Cordoba,
Av. Victoria Aguirre,
Ruta 12
During full moon tours, they extend the schedule

Puerto Iguazu

Parque Nacional Iguassu Brazil

Cataratas Brazil

Every 2 hours
to Falls (1st)
8:00 a.m., to return last at 5:00 p.m.

Crucero del Nord

P$ 200,00

Terminal Bus Station Puerto Iguazu,
Av. Cordoba,
Av. Victoria Aguirre,
Ruta 12
At the borders between Argentina and Brazil

Puerto Iguazu

Ciudad Del Este


Puerto Iguazu, Ciudad
Del Este

Every hour
Donít get
off in Brazil
Direct bus


P$ 100,00

Terminal bus station of Puerto Iguazu and also Downtown, Argentina
This bus do not stop in Brazil

Puerto Iguazu Argentina

Ponte da Amizade Friendship Bridge

Argentina Brasil

Every 30mi
7:30 a.m.
6:30 p.m
Last on Sunday 5:00 p.m.


R$ 8,00 or P$ 100,00

Terminal, Av. Victoria Aguirre,
Calle Cordoba - AR
Av. das Cataratas,
Av. Jorge Schimmelpfeng,
TTU, Av. J.K.
Ponte da Amizade - This bus won´t cross the bridge to Paraguay

Foz do
(Ponte da



Every 30mi
8:30 a.m.
7:30 p.m.



R$ 8,00 or P$ 100,00

Ponte da Amizade
Av. J.K.
Av. Jorge Schimmelpfeng,
Av. das Cataratas
At the borders between Argentina and Brazil

Foz do Iguassu Brazil

Ciudad Del Este Paraguay

Ciudad del

Daily every
30 minutes

6:00 a.m.
7:00 p.m.


R$ 8,00

Av. Jorge Schimmelpfeng
(beside the McDonald's),
R. Almirante Barroso, JK
In front of the TTU - Army Post

Foz do Iguassu Downtown Brazil

Itaipu Dam

BUS number 101
102 and 104

20 minutes

R$ 3,85

Av. J.K., TTU,
Beside the Batalhao (Army Post) - the best place to catch it, you save 15 minutes

Bus Station

Foz do Iguassu


Centro TTU must be written on the front
of the bus

20 minutes


R$ 3,85


Foz do

Bus Station

Rodoviaria must be written on the front of the bus

15 minutes


R$ 3,85

Av. Jorge Shimmelpfeng (in front of McDonald's),
R. Almirante Barroso,
Av. J. K.

Ciudad del Este downtown

Aeropuerto in Paraguay


Minga Guazu

60 minutes


G$ 15,000

Terminal of local bus downtown in Ciudad del Este in
Paraguay (500 meters from the border). It is located next to the ESSO petrol station. Please, ask for updated information at the tourist desk at the Paraguayan border.

Ciudad Del Este Paraguay

Puerto IguazuArgentina

Del Este, Puerto Iguazu

Every hour
Don’t get
off in Brazil
Direct bus


P$ 140,00

Terminal bus station of Ciudad del Este and also downtown, Paraguay

The bus timetables are different, but the last bus running in Iguassu Falls City in Brazil is at 11:55 p.m. There is a tourist information desk at the TTU. Depends on destination one can save time taking buses outside of the TTU.

Most of the buses leave from the TTU (local terminal bus station in Brazil), Av. Juscelino Kubitschek (Av. J.K.), Av. Jorge Shimmelpfeng and R. Almirante Barroso. For updated information about busses call 0800 451516 (toll-free in English).

R. = rua (street)
Av. = Avenida (Avenue)
TTU = Terminal de Transporte Urbano (Local Bus Station) in Foz do Iguassu, Brazil
Rodoviaria or Terminal Rodoviario = Interstate Bus Station in Foz do Iguassu, Brazil

Long distance bus tickets in Brazil
To buy interstate bus tickets it is NOT necessary to go to the Rodoviaria (Bus Station). It is more convenient to buy them downtown at the Corimeira Bureau on 2047 Almirante Barroso Street (Phone 35233550), in front of the Hotel Golden Park Internacional, downtown.

Long distance bus tickets in Argentina
There is an interstate bus ticket bureau in Puerto Iguassu (Argentina) which can be reached by calling 3557 422722 from Iguassu Falls, Brazil. In Argentina, dial 422722. If dialling from other countries use the international country code number, 0054, plus the Argentinian area code number, 3757 (+54 3757 422722). One can also depart to Buenos Aires from Brazil. There are also bus services departing from Iguazu in Argentina to Rio and Sao Paulo.

There are many buses departing from Puerto Iguazu town to Posadas and Buenos Aires (Argentina). To visit the San Ignacio Ruins - the Jesuit Ruins a direct bus to Posadas or Buenos Aires that stops at the ruins can be taken. Please, check our bus section BUS.

Long distance bus tickets in Paraguay
Interstate buses from Ciudad Del Este to Asuncion depart every 2 hours. Some buses are not direct. At the rodoviaria (bus station) there are many different bus companies to choose from. When travelling during the summer, request an air-conditioned bus. We remind that one can also depart to Asuncion from Foz do Iguassu, Brazil. To know more about it please, check our bus section.

In Paraguay, to visit the Jesus and Trinidad Ruins from Ciudad del Este one must catch the bus to Encarnacion. The Encarnacion city is in Paraguay and it is around 35 km from the missions. We are inviting people to see about the missions map on our map section. The Parana River can be crossed using the Roque Gonzales Bridge.

Airline Companies
In Brazil
TAM - Toll free 0800 123200 - Local phone: +45 35217500
Downtown, Brazil
8 a.m. to 6 p.m. - 8 a.m. to 12 a.m. (Saturdays)

GOL - Toll free 0800 7040465 - Local phone: +45 35214230
Rodovia das Cataratas S/N at Airport
4 a.m. to 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m

AZUL - 0800 884 4040
Rodovia das Cataratas S/N at Airport

In Argentina
Aerolineas Argentinas - Phone:420036
Vitoria Aguirre / Balbino Brañas - Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
E-mail: informes@aerolineas.com.ar
Call center: 0810-222-VOLAR(86527)

LATAM at IGR airport - Phone: 424277 and 424365
There is no office at Puerto Iguazu town, Argentina
Call center: 0810 9999 LAN (526)

In Paraguay

Always ask about the cost before entering a taxi. Because of language differences, misunderstandings are possible.

Luggage Lockers
In Brazil, there are luggage lockers available for rent at the Foz do Iguacu IGU airport, at the entrance to the Iguassu National Park, at the coach/bus station in Foz do Iguassu and at the Itaipu Dam.
In Argentina, there are luggage lockers available for rent at the entrance to the Iguazu National Park and at the coach/bus station in Puerto Iguazu.

Food for backpackers in Foz, Brazil
Maria & Marias (cheap lunch buffet)
505 Avenida Brasil (breakfast and lunch), all-day
1285 Avenida Brasil (only lunch buffet)
Downtown, Brazil

Hokila (lunch)
545 Juscelino Kubitscheck
Downtown, Brazil

Seletto - Brazilian food - (only lunch)
860 Sanways
Downtown, Brazil

Banks are not always the best places to exchange money; they charge a USD $10.00 fee for every transaction.
We remind that currently the official bank rate it is the same than the Casa de Cambio and people in the area uses the Casa de Cambio to as a refers. It is mandatory to show the passport to exchange money.

There are many ATMs in the Iguassu Falls area where you can conveniently and easily withdraw cash. We advise you to bring several different credit cards. It is better to call your bank and tell than that you are travelling to this area.

During the day (in Brazil) you can get no more than 1,000.00 reais (about USD $250.00) per transaction from the ATMs. During the night (from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.) you can get no more than 100.00 reais from the ATMs in Brazil.
There is 3 ATM at IGU - Brazilian airport.
There is a Banco de La Nacion ATM at IGR - Argentinean airport.
There is an ATM at the Iguazu National Park - in Argentina.
There is 2 ATM at Iguassu National Park entrance - in Brazil.
There is an ATM at AGT airport - in Paraguay

About credit cards
Some business does not accept credit cards, only cash. It is better to bring some different credit cards like Mater Card, Visa or American Express.
In this area, you have a security limit to spend. Also, you can't spend a lot of money at one time - for that, you need to call your bank. If you buy things in Paraguay, it's better to pay in cash. If you buy using credit cards in Ciudad del Este Paraguay, there is an additional fee of 10% added to the transaction. It is better to call your bank and tell than that you are travelling to this area to make sure your card works.

In Iguassu Brazil, the Real is the current currency so one can save money by using this currency, although all businesses, hotels and stores accept dollars.

In Argentina, prices are rising. It is better if you bring dollars or euros to exchange. The PESOS is the current currency in Argentina. There is a big difference on the exchange rate for PESOS, official and blue market.

In Paraguay, the Guarani is the current currency, but one can use dollars instead.
In Ciudad del Este the prices in the shops are in dollars. On the street, prices can be in guarani, reais or dollars. It is not necessary to exchange dollars to shop in Ciudad Del Este, but if travelling further into Paraguay, the use of guarani is recommended. .

Places to exchange money
In Brazil, better rates can be found in the downtown area.

In Argentina, it is also possible to exchange money in downtown Puerto Iguazu from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (some of the exchange bureaus are closed for lunch).

In Paraguay, it is very easy to exchange money; if the exchange bureaus are closed, one can exchange money on the streets at any time.

During the summer, Paraguay are an hour behind Brazil. When it is 9 a.m. in Brazil, it is 8 a.m. in Paraguay.

In the three borders area, there are different commercial times
Argentina: Banks and Government offices 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Shops and business 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Brazil (Iguassu): Banks and Government offices 9:00 or 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Shops and business 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m.

Paraguay (Ciudad del Este): Banks and Government offices 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Shops and business 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or 5:00 p.m.

In Brazil
Banco Bradesco
10:00 a.m. to 3: p.m.
1151 Avenida Brasil - Downtown

In Ciudad del Este in Paraguay - Plenty of banks in Ciudad del Este
Vision Banco - Bank (+595 21 4143000)
08:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Av Adrian Jara - Downtown

In Argentina
Banco Nacional Argentino (Phone 3557 420007)
8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Avenida Victoria Aguirre - Downtown

Telephone Bureau
In Brazil

In Argentina
Telefonica de la Terminal
At the Bus Station (Terminal de Omnibus)

Telecentro Iguazu
294 Avenida Victoria Aguirre

Antelco Telefonica
Intersection of Avenida Bernardino Caballero
And Avenida Adrian Jara

Overseas calls

There are lots of phones and Internet access places in the area. You can call also using phone cards or credit cards.
If you call from Brazil - Brazilian International Operator: English (Tool Free) (CC) 0800-7032111
If you call from Argentina - Argentinean International Operator (Tool Free) (CC) 0008054
If you call from Paraguay - Paraguayan International Operator (Tool Free) 0008018 or (CC) 00 812-800
CC stands for collect call.- AT&T from Brazil (CC) 0800-8888288

Post Office (Correios)
Office 1
1318 Avenida Brasil
Downtown (almost in front of Banco do Brasil)
Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 5:00 p.m. (Saturday until midday)
+55 45 35746825

Avenida Alejo Garcia / Democratico
Downtown - Ciuda del Este
From 7:00 to 5:00 p.m. (Saturday until midday)
+595 61 510654

380 Avenida General San Martin
Downtown - Puerto Iguazu (in front of the San Martin Square)
Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 7:00 p.m. (closed for lunch from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.)
+54 3757 420371

Electric Power
To use a computer or hairdryer one must confirm the type of electrical current.
In the Iguassu region, there are two electrical power currents - in Argentina and Paraguay, 220V, and in Brazil, 110V. Some places have both voltages.

Iguazu Falls Border are open 24 hours
When crossing a border by bus a passport may be required so it is a good idea to carry it. At the border copies of passports or identification cards are NOT accepted. When visiting attractions on the Brazilian it is better to bring ID card and leave passports in the hotel safe. Use them only to cross borders. If you shop using a credit card they may ask you for identification. YELLOW VACCINE CERTIFICATE IT IS REQUIRED for some nationalities that visit Paraguay and Brazil.

It may be necessary to obtain a visa in order to visit Paraguay or Argentina. Even if one is required, many times it is possible to cross the borders without it to visit Paraguay (illegally). If you are US citizen and are planning to visit the Jesuit ruins or go further in Paraguay, a VISA is required. To get it in Iguassu one need 2 small pictures, passport, the airline ticket, bank statement and a current credit card and money in cash to pay for it. For further information call or try to contact the nearest consulate of Paraguay in your country.

Border Slips
If one is carrying a passport, NOT need anymore, just for Mercosur agreement countries with I.D. need it.

The Stamp
When someone is in Brazil and go visiting the falls in Argentina it is mandatory that visitors have their passport stamped at the Argentinean and Brazilian borders.

Brazilian Border in Iguassu
People that are planning to visit Brazil and come back in the same day must get the passport stamped. If one need a VISA to visit Brazil must provide it in advance prior arrival. However, some backpackers are crossing the border without stopping at the Brazilian border (insurance companies don´t cover if one is illegal in a country).

If you stay longer and travel
To stay longer or travel further into Argentina or Paraguay, stop at the Brazilian side of the border and get an exit stamp, then go on to the Argentinean or Paraguayan side where a 30- or 90-day visa will be stamped into one´s passport, no entry slip anymore.

Countries whose citizens do NOT require visas to enter Argentina: Andorra, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Granada, Greece, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Jamaica, Japan, Iceland, Ireland, Island, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malasia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Nicaragua, Norway, Nederland's, New Zeland, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Santa Lucia, San Vicente y Las Granadinas, Servia e Montenegro, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Thailand, Trinidad y Tobago, Turkey, Uruguay, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican and Venezuela.
For more up to date information about VISA in Argentina:

VISA on arrival in Paraguay
Citizens from Australia, Canada, China - Taiwan, United States of America, New Zealand and Russia can obtain their visas in the category "non-resident", called VISAS ON ARRIVAL, at the International Airport Silvio Pettirossi - ASU in Asuncion. The requirements to obtain the Visa on Arrival: valid passport and CASH to pay for it.

Countries whose citizens do NOT require visas to enter Paraguay: Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, El Salvador, France, Finland, Germany, Greece, England, Israel, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Nederland's, Panama, Peru, South Africa, Switzerland, Sweden, Uruguay, Vatican and Venezuela. Note: if one is part of the European Union but is travelling with the old passport (without the European Union logo on it), the authorities may charge something or require the person to apply for a visa.

Countries whose citizens do NOT require visas to enter Brazil: Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Check Republic, Croatia, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Guiana, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, Morocco, Namibia, The Netherlands, New Zeland, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, The Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, United States, United Kingdom, Uruguay, The Vatican and Venezuela.
For more up to date information about VISA in Brazil:


In Brazil (Iguassu Area)
Argentinean Consulate - Phone: 3574-2969 / 3574-2877
26 Travessa Eduardo Ramon Bianchi
Downtown - Mon. to Frid. - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
85851-270 Foz do Iguassu - PR

Paraguayan Consulate in Foz - Phone: 45 3523-2768
738 Bartolomeu de Gusmao
901 Marechal Deodoro
Downtown - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday to Friday
85851-160 Foz do Iguassu - PR
consuoparfoz@hotmail.com fozconsulpar@mre.gov.py

Requirements for tourist visa application for PARAGUAY in Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
- passport valid for no less than 6 months
- travel insurance
- covid-19 PCR test
- copy of the brazilian VISA
- if one works in Brazil a copy of the residence statment in Brazil
- 2 photos 5x5 cm (2 inches x 2 inches), front viewing, light background
- proof o means of support during the applicants' stay in Paraguay. Recent bank or credit card statements or other documents that indicate the applicants's financial resources may be accepted as proof
- copy of a return ticket
- one pay for the consular fee at the consulate as aply for the VISA
How long it takes, depends how busy they are, half day or 24 hours.

French Honorary Consulate in Foz do Iguacu - Brazil - Phone: +55 45 3029-2806 / 99957-0163
Rua Osvaldo Requiao 660, apt 103-B
85853-320 - Foz do Iguacu - PR

Portuguese Consulate- Phone: 35222615
866 Avenida Jose Maria de Brito
Jardin Central District (8hs to 12hs)
85864-320 Foz do Iguacu - PR

In Argentina (Iguassu area)
Brazilian Vice-Consulate - Phone: +54 3757 421348
264 Cordoba (8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.)
Downtown (next to the interstate bus station) - Puerto Iguazu

Requirements for tourist visa application for Brazil in Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
- Passport valid for no less than 6 months
- Visa application form:
https://formulario-mre.serpro.gov.br/sci/pages/web/pacomPasesWebInicial.jfs (fill in the form, click SEND to receive your processing number and receipt, and print the receipt)
- 1 photo (front viewing, light background)
- Proof o means of support during the applicants' stay in Brazil. Recent bank or credit card statements or other documents that indicate the applicants's financial resources may be accepted as proof
- Return ticket
- Payment of consular fees

Spanish Vice-Consulate - Phone: +54 3757 420199 e +54 3757 1 5450192
Avenida San Martin, 77 - piso 1;C (9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.)
3370 Puerto Iguazu - Misiones - Agentina

Paraguayan Consulate - Phone: +54 3757 424230
236 Perito Moreno
Monday to Friday
Downtown - Puerto Iguazu;

In Paraguay - Ciudad del Este - (Iguassu area)
Argentinean Consulate - Phone: +595 61 500945
Edificio China (piso 7)
Calle Boqueron / Adrian Jara (8hs to 13hs)
Downtown - Ciudad del Este
consulado@ucic.net.py and ccest@mrecic.gov.ar

Brazilian Consulate - Phone: (595 61) 500.984 / 500.986 / 504.300 - emergency phone (595) 973 562.530
205 Pampliega Avenida / Pai Perez (8:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
Downtown - Ciudad del Este

Syrian and Arab Republic Consulate - Phone: 500514 / 500329
399 Avenida 11 de Septiembre
Downtown (8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
Ciudad del Este

Taiwan and China Consulate - Phone: (595-61) 500329, 500150
Av. Del lago, s/n Boqueiron II District (8hs to 12hs / 13hs to 17hs)
Mail box: 131
Ciudad del Este - Paraguay

The best one is Livraria Kunda (Phone: 35234606)
1473 Rua Almirante Barroso (1 block from Avenida Brasil)
Downtown, Brazil
Email: livros@livrariakunda.com.br

Bowling Center

Holidays in the Iguassu area
January first - New Year's Day
February or March - Carnival
April - Holy Week and Easter
April 21st - Tiradentes Day
May first - Labor Day
May or June - Corpus Christi
June 10th - Anniversary of Foz do Iguacu (Iguassu Falls City)
June 24th - Anniversary of the Patron Saint of the City
September 7th - Independence Day
October - 12th - Anniversary of Virgem Mary Aparecida (Brazil's Patron Saint)
November 2th - The Day of the Dead
November 15th - Republic Day
December 25th - Christmas Day

January first - New Year's Day
March or April - Holy Week and Easter
May first - Labour Day
May 25th - Anniversary of the Revolution
June 20th - Flag Day
July 9th - Independence Day
August 17th - Saint Martin Day
September 10th - Anniversary of the Puerto Iguassu City
October 12th - Races Day
December 8th - Immaculate Conception Day
December 25th - Christmas Day

January first - New Year's Day
February 3th - Saint Blas Day, Patron Saint of Paraguay
March 1th - Day of the Heroes (Death of Marshall Lopez)
March or April- Holly Week and Easter
May first - Labour Day
May 15th - Independence Day
May 24th - Anniversary of the Patron Saint of the Province (Maria Auxiliadora)
June 12th - Peace of the Chaco Day
August 15th - Born of the Asuncion City
September 29th - The Anniversary of the Battle of Boqueron
December 8th - Day of the Virgem de Caccupe;, Matron Saint of Paraguay
December 25th - Christmas Day

Camping in Iguassu Falls - Brazil
A) There is one almost in front of the Bird Park near the National Park. It is the Thermal Waters (Termas Cataratas) it is open only in the summer, Phone: (45) 35296016 e 35233448. B) Another Camping is also the Pousada International on 21 Rua Manencio Martins - Vila Yolanda District - Foz do Iguassu - Phone: (45) 35298183 - E-mail: campingfoz@gmail.com C) Camping Paudimar - 201 Rua Caibi - Remanso Grande District - Foz do Iguassu - Phone: +45 35296061 - E-mail: info@paudimar.com.br 333 D) Hostel Nature - Alameda Burri - Remanso Grande, Foz do Iguacu (45) 991160979

Camping in Puerto Iguazu - Argentina
A) Complejo Turistico Viejo Americano - Ruta 12 km 5 - Phone: 03757 420190

Car rental in Iguassu Falls
Before renting a car in Iguassu Falls, one must take in consideration that the car must have special insurance to cross the borders. One must have an interntional drivers licence. Another fact, every place people go, must pay for a car park. Lines at the borders can be very long. There are no special lines for rental cars.

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