Iguaçu Falls, one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature, straddles Brazil and Argentina.
In November 2015 John and I had the opportunity to explore both the Brazilian side and the Argentinian side.
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.
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.
Crossing between Brazil and Argentina is fairly relaxed since the authorities assume most people are on a day trip to see the falls.
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.
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.
But the experience of being in the middle of that much powerful energy is worth the workout.
The sound alone is exhilarating.
On the Brazilian side you can stand at the foot of The Devil’s Throat, the tallest and most impressive of the 275 waterfalls.
On the Argentina side, you walk a long path that leads to an observation platform overlooking the mighty waterfall.
Be prepared to get wet from the permanent cloud of mist The Devil’s Throat creates.
But again, it is all worth it.
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.
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