The thousands and gigantic waterfalls and the exuberant nature of the Atlantic Forest make Foz do Iguaçu a world-renowned destination.
inside the Paraná, in the southern region of Brazil, is 600 km from the capital, it brings together unmissable, grandiose and multicultural attractions, since it is on the border between two other South American countries: Argentina, which allows the traveler to taste delicious Buenos Aires meats and Paraguay, shopping paradise. All this with a comfortable and well-structured hotel network to rest after intense walks and walks, which are not lacking!
Things to do in Foz do Iguaçu
The main attraction of the city are the waterfalls of Iguaçu, which were considered one of the seven wonders of nature formed by approximately 275 waterfalls from the Iguaçu River. This gigantic complex is located between the Iguacu National Park, in Brazilian territory and the Iguazú National Park in Argentina, on the border between the two countries. That is why it is very common to hear the expression “on the Brazilian side”, which corresponds to an area composed of trails that lead to several viewpoints from where it is possible to see the falls and there is also a panoramic elevator to contemplate this paradise.
On the Argentine side, the attractions please the more adventurous, as the area is surrounded by wilder landscapes and three trails that provide incredible landscapes, such as the Devil's Throat, which is over a thousand meters high, and where tourists can see it from above. the largest and most voluminous waterfall in the parks. On full moon nights, the complex opens at night for tourists to photograph the falls. A surreal and highly disputed tour.
Foz do Iguaçu is guaranteed fun for those who love nature, and Parque das Aves is another important tourist spot in the region, as it is possible to find animals rescued from trafficking and mistreatment.
There are 17 hectares of native forest, with nurseries for rare and colorful tropical birds such as parakeets, macaws, flamingos and toucans. There is also a butterfly garden, hummingbird area and the reptile sector with snakes and alligators. Almost a safari.
Off the route of attractions in the middle of nature, there is the Marco das Três Fronteiras, which marks the borders between Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay, bringing together history and culture. In addition, it has a beautiful panoramic view of the three countries, guaranteeing a great sunset with the meeting of the Iguaçu and Paraná Rivers in the background.
And finally, another point that cannot be missed in any itinerary for Foz do Iguaçu is the Itaipu Hydroelectric Power Plant, the largest generator of clean and renewable energy on the planet. It joins Paraguay and Brazil, through the Paraná River, and provides energy to both countries, in addition to being considered one of the wonders of modern architecture. There it is possible to have a panoramic view of all the main points, especially the huge dam of approximately 8 km long and 196 meters high.
But don't think it's over, if you have time to explore, there's a casino to place your bets, Muslim mosque, Buddhist temple, water park, museums and outdoor activities with plenty of adventure.
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