Founded in 1901 and located at the North of the province of Misiones, Argentina, the name of the city of Puerto Iguazu comes from the Guarani word Yguasu ("Y" and "guasu", which mean "water" and "big", respectively).
Iguazu Falls, famous for their majesty and greatness, are only 15 km away from the city in the Iguazu National Park. Surrounded by an incomparable beauty, Iguazu Falls are fed by Iguazu River and are one of the Argentine tourism attractions most visited by both national and international tourists.
Declared World Heritage Site by the UNESCO in 1984 –three centuries after its discovery, – Iguazu Falls offer different activities for tourists to travel to a real dreamland.
Long labyrinth-like walkways, among which the Devil’s Throat walkway stands out, allow tourists to get a closer glimpse of this paradise in Misiones. Adventurers can sail through the waters of Iguazu Falls on boats specially designed to enjoy a wonderful ride.
Since Iguazu Falls can also be admired from the other side of the Argentine border, tours to Brazil are organized. Among other tourism attractions, visiting Hito Tres Fronteras ¬¬–a tri-border area along the junction of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay where Iguazu and Parana Rivers converge– is imperative.
Even though humidity does not tarnish the emotion caused by this incredible show put on by nature, it is not quite recommended to travel during the rainy season ¬–running from November to March.
Puerto Iguazu offers all services for tourism as well as a wide range of hotels, apart-hotels, inns, cottages, apartments for rent, campsites, restaurants and coffeehouses to make your travel experience unforgettable.