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Some basic questions about visiting Iguacu Falls

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Some basic questions about visiting Iguacu Falls

Please will you allow some basic questions?

I've been reading posts in this forum and have looked at the list of hotels, but we're struggling to decide where to stay. We will probably stay 3 nights.

Recommendations seem to be to stay on the Argentinian side (is that Puerto do Iguacu?), for good value and eating in the evenings but even using the map function I can't work out where the hotels are in relation to finding restaurants / bars / shops.

We will fly up from Rio - where is the airport - on the Brazil or Argentine side? Can we easily get a taxi from the airport to either side or are there complications in crossing the border?

We'd love to stay in the Number 1 rated hotel - Das Cateratas - but it seems to be a long way from the town and is too expensive for us.

We'd like a reasonably decent hotel with an en suite room and good breakfast and are happy to explore and eat out in the evenings so we want to be near the town and also have good connection to the buses to visit the falls. Can anyone advise please?

We will be visiting in mid January.

Many thanks

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1. Re: Some basic questions about visiting Iguacu Falls

Which side really doesn't matter...or is a matter of taste. Plenty of choices in Foz for hotels and restaurants. There is a bus that goes from the town to the park entrance (applies to both sides). There is an airport on both sides, on that bus route. There is a bus that goes from one town to the other, crossing the border. Taxis too. Cheaper to fly from Rio to airport in Brazil. 3 nites is one too many IMO.

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2. Re: Some basic questions about visiting Iguacu Falls

"Recommendations seem to be to stay on the Argentinian side"

Absolutely! (Puerto Iguazu)

As for restaurants and hotels, go to

iguazuargentina.com/portugues/…

(english version available)

Some recommendations of mine:

Esturion Hotel & Lodge and Saint George Hotel

Aqva Restaurant (outstanding!) http://www.aqvarestaurant.com/

If you are lucky enough to be there on the right days, DON'T MISS the

Full moon tour, it's really a MUST

iguazuargentina.com/english/…calendario.html

Full Moon Tour

Final note: be prepared, it will be hot, veeeeeeryyyyy hot

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Yeah, a hotel with a pool is a real blessing there after shlepping around all day in the heat and humidity.

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4. Re: Some basic questions about visiting Iguacu Falls

Thank you tcantarelli and paulista.

That's useful information.

Have reduced stay to 2 nights and will research the suggested websites for hotels and restaurants.

Will also check out the moon - didn't realise that was a big event at Iguacu. - the only time I've see a moonbeam was at Yosemite falls in California, USA - quite an experience even with the relatively small falls.

Thanks again

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You are welcome. The Full Moon Tour is magic

vai
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6. Re: Some basic questions about visiting Iguacu Falls

We'll be visiting in Feb 2013. We'll fly up from Rio and after our visit to the Falls, we'll fly back to LAX.

Easy to understand about staying on the Brazil side and getting to a hotel from the airport BUT we'd like to stay 1 night Brazil side and 2 nights on Argentina side. How to get from B to A as it were!? Any idea what the cost would be to get a taxi from B hotel to A hotel? We're trying to sort out how to return to LAX and wonder which airport would offer the most direct flights there. Logistics...whew!

Thanks for any suggestions. This is our first trip to South America and we're doing a heap of research. Wonder how Mr Brissle's trip turned out???

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7. Re: Some basic questions about visiting Iguacu Falls

Hi Vai,

I got notice that someone had posted a question on this forum so can tell you what we ended up doing. We stayed for 2 nights on the Argentinian side - at Hotel Jasy (AKA Los Troncos B&B) which we found in Trip Advisor. It was magic - I did submit a report on the hotel and on our visit to the falls.

We had a car meet us at the airport on the Brazil side and the driver sorted all the paperwork for crossing the border. That cost us 180 Argentuine Reals which includes a tax of 60 Reals he had to pay to get into the airport.

We used the local bus to get to the falls on the Argentine side the next day and on the last day the same driver took us to the Brazilian side for 100 Reals. It was a surprising long drive.

We then had the morning on that side and went from there straight to the airport by bus.

Don't know about flight - mu guess would be to go to Rio and then fly home from there, but it might be an option to go to Santiago from the Argentine side airport.

It was our first visit to South America also and we loved it. The weel in an apartment we rented in Ipanema will be in our memories for years....

Good luck with your planning

vai
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8. Re: Some basic questions about visiting Iguacu Falls

Thank you for your reply. I read your other postings and found them valuable. Happy Travels!

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Brissle

Who did you use to book Hotel Jasy,? Is it HostelBroker.com? Are they reliable?

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