Foz do Iguaçu


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About Foz do Iguaçu

Home to one of the Natural Seven Wonders of the World, the enchanting Iguazu Falls, the city of Foz do Iguaçu is located in the Brazilian state of Paraná. It lies on the border between three countries; Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay; and is Brazil's second most popular tourist destination after Rio de Janeiro.

However, there's more to the city than just the falls - Foz do Iguaçu boasts luscious natural surroundings, especially in the Bela Vista Ecological Reserve, and there's also the awestriking Itaipu Dam, the second largest in the world. The city's humid subtropical climate means that it oscillates between hot, humid summers and cold winters; be sure to plan ahead accordingly when visiting.

What not to miss:

  • Iguazu Falls, with its 275 waterfalls, is truly unforgettable. You'll be awestruck by the beauty and scale of this natural marvel - be sure to remember your camera.
  • At the Bela Vista Ecological Reserve, you'll encounter plenty of endangered species who call the reserve's reforested jungle home. A must-visit for hikers and animal lovers.
  • The massive Itaipu Dam is an awe striking piece of engineering that powers 15% of Brazil's energy consumption and 86% of Paraguay's. Well worth seeing.

Given its popularity, the best places to stay in Foz do Iguaçu get quickly booked up - book well in advance to avoid disappointment. Check our recommendation below.

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Travel Information

  • Fly into Foz do Iguaçu Airport, located half an hour away, before taking the number 120 bus to the centre of town.
  • By European or North American standards, Foz do Igauçu enjoys lovely weather year-round - the average temperature fluctuates between 18-27°C throughout the year.
  • However, subfreezing temperatures do occur a few times a year in the winter (May to September) and the height of the summer is often overly hot and humid. Therefore, consider coming in the shoulder seasons of spring or autumn.
  • If you want to explore more of the area then hire a car with Rentalcars.

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Best Hotels in Foz do Iguaçu

  • Belmond Hotel das Cataratas Foz do Iguaçu (Iguassu National Park) 193 rooms from £411

    Back to Nature  -  Belmond Hotel das Cataratas boasts a spectacular location, as the only hotel inside the Iguaçu National Park!
    Romantic Break  -  Effortlessly elegant accommodation, gourmet cuisine and a stunning location- the perfect romantic getaway
    Country Escape  -  Feel a million miles away from your worries at this tranquil spot
    Birdwatching  -  Head to Bird Park and observe the wide variety of local bird species
    TennisRestaurantSwimming PoolGardenDisabled accessViewsNo pets
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    Belmond Hotel das Cataratas boasts a stunning location, overlooking the iconic Iguaçu Falls. The smart and elegant Portuguese-style accommodation features dark wood furnishings and warm hues. Both the Ipê Grill and the Itaipu restaurant serve up delicious grub! A top retreat with unbeatable views. See More

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