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Foz do Iguaqu

Foz do Iguaqu People visit the city of Foz do Iguaqu to see the stupendous Cataratas do Iguacu, 20km southeast, where the Rio Iguaqu plunges and crashes 80m in 275 different falls. The city has settled down since the frenzied period when the nearby Itaipu dam was under construction, but the riverfront area should still be avoided at night. Nearby

Ciudad del Este, Paraguay, is shabby but lively, while Puerto Iguazu, Argentina, is much more mellow. Most budget travelers stay in Foz because it has more and cheaper accommodations.

The Falls

To see the falls properly, which takes at least two full days, you must visit both sides Brazil gives the grand overview and Argentina gives you a closer look. The best time to come is August to November. From May to July you may not be able to approach the swollen waters on the catwalks. On the Brazilian side, walk to the observation tower by the Floriano falls, then over to Santa Maria falls. The walkway gives you a fantastic view of the Garganta do Diablo (Devil's Throat) and an invigorating cold shower. A huge new visitor's center was due to be completed in 2001.

Places to Stay

Albergue Paudimar Campestre
A lbergue Paudimar Centro
Pousada Evelina



Foz Do Iguaqu Hotels

Carima Hotel - Rodovias Das Cataratas Km 10, Foz Do Iguacu +55 (0) 455 743 377
Ambassador Palace Hotel - Avenida Juscelino Kubitschek 318, Foz Do Iguacu +55 (0) 455 742 633
Continental Inn Hotel - Av Parana 1089, Foz Do Iguacu, 85862-000 +55 (0) 455 744 040
Tropical Das Cataratas Hotel - Foz Do Iguacu, 85863 00 +55 (0) 455 217 000
Rafahin Palace Hotel - Br 277 Km 727, Foz Do Iguacu +55 (0) 4 558 586 700
Mabu Thermas E Resort - Av Das Cataratas 3175, Foz Do Iguacu
Bourbon Hotel - Rodovia Das Cataratas Km 2 5, Foz Do Iguacu, 85863-000 +55 (0) 455 231 313
Cisne Hotel - Av Brasil 144, Foz Do Iguacu +55 (0) 455 742 488
San Martin - Rodovia Das Cataratas, Foz Do Iguacu +55 (0) 455 743 030
Tropical Das Cataratas - Br 469 Km 28, Foz Do Iguacu +55 (0) 455 231 108
Don Pedro 1 Palace Hotel - Rodovia Das Cataratas, Foz Do Iguacu +55 (0) 455 742 011
Panorama Hotel - Rodovia Cataratas Km 12, Foz Do Iguacu +55 (0) 455 231 200
Salvatti Hotel - Rua Rio Branco 577, Foz Do Iguacu +55 (0) 455 742 727
International - Rua Almirante Barroso 345, Foz Do Iguacu +55 (0) 455 744 855
Hotel Internacional Foz - R Almirante Barroso 2006, Foz Do Iguacu

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