Foz do Iguacu

The diversity of cultures found in Foz do Iguaçu makes it a darling of most tourists who visit Brazil. It is the ultimate tourist destination, a place you would never regret visiting. Foz do Iguaçu is home to more than 80 nationalities mostly from Argentina, Lebanon, Italy, Paraguay and China hence the diversity.

The city was ranked the second most preferred destination after Rio de Janeiro by the Brazilian Tourist Institute. It would therefore be no surprise to you that the city’s economy is mostly tourism-based. Foz do Iguaçu has received numerous tourism awards and recognition from international media such as The Guardian newspaper and CNN as being among the most romantic destinations.

Foz do Iguaçu borders Iguaçu Falls and is located about 650 kilometers west of Curitiba State. It is the 7th biggest city in Paranaguá State and borders Argentina and Paraguay. It enjoys a humid sub-tropical climate, with two main seasons. During winter it is cold and dry while in the summer it is hot and humid with temperatures that can rise to as high as 40 degrees Celsius or 104 °F during summer. On the average though, the temperatures during summer and winter are 26.5 degrees Celsius and 15.4 degrees Celsius respectively. Lovely bikini weather for the most part.

What to See and Do

Foz do Iguaçu is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Brazil’s, receiving both domestic and international tourists in great number. Foz do Iguaçu has over a hundred hotels. The main attractions that you may need to check out when visiting are:

Iguaçu Falls:

Shared by Brazil and Argentina its tallest falls is 97 meters or 318 feet high.

Parque Nacional do Iguaçu:

Also called Iguaçu National Park. Also shared by both Argentina and Brazil.

Itaipu Dam:

Get a rare chance to tour the largest hydroelectric power generation plant in the world.

The Tríplice Fronteira:

also called Triple Frontier which is the point where Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina meet.

Latin America’s largest mosque

known as the Omar Ibn Al-Khattab.

The Bird Park:

also called Parque das Aves

Travelling to and from Foz do Iguaçu is easy as the city is served by a good network of roads and the Cataratas International Airport, which serves travelers in large numbers. The city’s two main roads, BR-277 and the Friendship Bridge, connect it to other major states. The BR-277 links the city to Paranaguá while the Friendship Bridge connects the city to the east to Ciudad del Este, and then to the south the Fraternity Bridge connects the city to Puerto Iguazú. The Friendship Bridge and BR-277 roads also link Paraguay to Paranaguá’s seaport.
With the ease of travelling and so much to do and see, make sure that a visit to the city of romance with your loved one is high on your list of priorities. You’re sure to have an unforgettable experience.