Iguazu Falls - Things to Know

Things To Know

The Iguazu Falls are located in two countries: Brazil and Argentina. The waters of the Iguaçu River, which form the waterfalls, share its beauty in both territories and that is why it is possible to visit the Falls from both the Brazilian and Argentine sides. You can choose which one to visit or go to both. They will be two beautiful experiences, with complementary views of the falls. Whichever side you go, you will definitely be impressed by the 2.7 km (1.7 miles) of Iguazu Falls. The height of the falls ranges from 60 meters (200 feet) to 82 meters (269 feet) and the average water flow is 1,800 m³/s.

Much of the water in the falls into the so-called “Devil's Throat”: an abyss 82 meters high, 150 meters wide and 700 meters long.

Besides contemplating the landscape, there are also optional walks. See more in “Activities and Adventures”.

When to visit?

The high seasons are July, December, January and February. There is not a significant variation in prices regarding food and attractions. Tours, for example, have fixed values. Unless one of them launches a promotion (See more in the “Special Offers” menu). As for the weather, spring and fall have mild temperatures (15 to 27 degrees Celsius). Winter temperatures vary greatly (there are very sunny days, with temperatures of 15 degrees Celsius, but there are cold days, with average temperatures of 5 to 7 degrees Celsius). Summer is hot: temperature above 30 degrees Celsius with thermal sensation that reaches 40 degrees Celsius. Rainfall is usually well distributed throughout the year, with a slight reduction in winter. Beginning of the seasons: Spring, September 23; Summer, December 22; Autumn, March 20; and Winter, June 21.

Prices, times, reservations, more information:
Iguazu Falls – Brazil
https://cataratasdoiguacu.com.br/
 

Iguazu Falls – Argentina
https://iguazuargentina.com/po/parque-nacional-iguazu

Tips

- We indicate that when you pass the walkway that leads to the "Devil's Throat", take the opportunity to cool off and get wet with the drops of water that comes from the falls! It is purifying! But for those who don't want to get wet, you can buy raincoats at the store or bring the accessory with you. At the end of the tour, save your raincoat or, if you are going to discard it, throw it in the trash can.
- Do not throw coins in the Falls. In addition to metal releasing substances that contaminate the water, birds confuse them with fish and ingest them, which causes species mortality. Your luck will come without spending money for nothing! The waterfall bath by itself guarantees a purification in your life!
- Do not feed the animals. Coatis, for example, will try to be fed and many people give them food to take fun pictures. But be careful! Not only this type of feeding is bad for the animals, remember they are no rational. Do not poke, tease or try to rub your hand.
- Sneakers or flat sandals are ideal for the tour! Remember that your sneakers will probably get wet.
- In holidays or high season, have patience and remember that you are enjoying a nice break. During these periods the flow of tourists is greater. So relax, enjoy the scenery, and treat other families by offering to take pictures of them while at the Falls.

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