Iguaçu Falls: The Argentinian Side

Iguaçu Falls, one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature, straddles Brazil and Argentina.

Iguaçu Falls - Argentina

In November 2015 John and I had the opportunity to explore both the Brazilian side and the Argentinian side.


Iguaçu Falls - Argentina

You can read all about our time on the Brazilian side HERE.

There are countless opinions on which side of Iguaçu Falls is the best, so I will add my 2 cents: one side is not better than the other.

Iguaçu Falls - Argentina

The majority of the falls are in Argentina but I think in order to grasp the magnificence of this natural wonder, you must visit both sides.

Please remember to research the VISA requirements for your country prior to visiting Brazil and Argentina.

Crossing between Brazil and Argentina is fairly relaxed since the authorities assume most people are on a day trip to see the falls.

Iguaçu Falls - Argentina

We hired a taxi to drop us off and pick us back up at a certain time. Just make sure you agree on a time and price ahead of time and you won’t have any trouble.

The park has excellent signage and easy to navigate footpaths.

Iguaçu Falls - Argentina

Iguaçu Falls - Argentina

In order to get up-close and personal (and wet) to some of the falls, you’ll need to hike up and down some stairs.

Iguaçu Falls - Argentina

But the experience of being in the middle of that much powerful energy is worth the workout.

Iguaçu Falls - Argentina

The sound alone is exhilarating.

Iguaçu Falls - Argentina

On the Brazilian side you can stand at the foot of The Devil’s Throat, the tallest and most impressive of the 275 waterfalls.

Iguazu Falls - Brazil

On the Argentina side, you walk a long path that leads to an observation platform overlooking the mighty waterfall.

Iguaçu Falls - Argentina

Iguaçu Falls - Argentina

Be prepared to get wet from the permanent cloud of mist The Devil’s Throat creates.

Iguaçu Falls - Argentina

But again, it is all worth it.

Iguaçu Falls - Argentina

I wish my photos could show the the splendor of Iguaçu Falls. Here is a short video that attempts to fill in the blanks:

It took us over 4 hours to explore the Argentinian side of the park.

Iguaçu Falls - Argentina

Depending on how fast you walk and whether or not you break for lunch, I think somewhere between 4-6 hours is enough time to see everything at an enjoyable pace.

Argentinean Park Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Cost: P$ 260,00 per person

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