Foz do Iguaçu
LAND OF THE WATERFALLS
With approximately 260 thousand inhabitants, Foz do Iguaçu is located in the extreme west of Paraná, on the so-called triple border between Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina. The city is one of the most important tourist destinations in Brazil and the most visited in Paraná.
Foz do Iguaçu also has quality transportation. The city currently has an average of 27 daily flights. Land of the waterfalls also has one of the largest hotel parks in the country. Approximately 28 thousand beds are offered. Holding events also moves the destination. Local convention centers can accommodate 29 participants simultaneously.
The main postcard of the city is the Iguaçu Falls, a complex of 275 falls which extend for almost five kilometers of the Iguaçu River. It is, without a doubt, the attraction that most enchants the visitors. The city also houses the Itaipu Hydroelectric Power Plant, the world's largest power generation, the Bird Park, the 3 Borders Landmark and other attractions.
WHAT TO DO
VISIT THE FALLS
Strolling through Foz do Iguaçu must go to the Iguazu Falls, Natural Heritage of Humanity and one of the Seven World Wonders of Nature. And, besides the Falls, Iguaçu National Park has trails such as Poço Preto and Bananeiras, Porto Canoas Restaurant and Macuco Safari, a boat trip that takes tourists to the waterfalls. It is also possible to fly over the helicopter Falls.
Due to its cultural diversity, the city has several establishments, mainly concert halls and events, and barbecue restaurant which promote presentations of dances of the most diverse ethnic groups.
Blessed by nature, the city has sites that are true ecological sanctuaries with mammals and birds of various species, and also have incredible scenery for practicing extreme sports in the midst of nature.
HANDICRAFT AND FOOD PARTIES
Held over 40 years ago, in June, Fartal is a party that brings together producers of the family agro-industry from various regions of Paraná.
As it is a hot city and in most of the sights it is necessary to walk, it is important to be in light and comfortable clothes. Tennis and shorts are always great choices.
CROSS THE BORDER
An important tip for anyone visiting Foz do Iguaçu and want to get to know Argentina, more precisely Puerto Iguazu, is to bring the following documents: Passport, Driver's License or Identity Document. Any one of the three is accepted for entry into the neighboring country. In the case of minors, parental authorization is required.
MOST VISITED PLACES
Three Borders Landmark
Itaipu Power Plant
Three Borders Framework
Inaugurated in 1903, the building is composed of three structures, one in Brazilian territory, one in Argentine territory and the other in Paraguayan territory, each with the colors of its country, representing the union of these three peoples. Revitalized in 2015, the local has a comfortable tourist support structure, with information in Spanish, Portuguese and English, in a beautiful area of 700 m², inspired by the impressive architecture of the Jesuit Missions.
The place which brings together ecotourism and environmental conservation. Large nurseries provide a basic knowledge of approximately 1300 birds, 150 species, from Brazil, Africa, Asia and Australia. Every year more than 700 thousand people visit the Bird Park.
The Park is located in an area of more than 16 hectares of forest, strategically located between the Iguaçu River and the highway that leads to the Falls.
Itaipu Power Plant
The work together Brazilians and Paraguayans, overcoming gigantic technical and environmental challenges, the Itaipu Power Plant is considered one of the Wonders of Modern Engineering.
It symbolizes the advantages of clean and renewable energy as the entire planet seeks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But, besides being a world champion in energy production, Itaipu has unique attractions, capable of appealing to the most demanding visitors. Among them: Panoramic Tour, Night Illumination, Biological Refuge, Astronomical Pole, Ecomuseum and Kattamaram Promenade at sunset.
A special environment for a moment of tranquility. The Temple is located in a high part of the city, with a privileged view of Foz do Iguaçu and Ciudad Del Este. The place has more than 120 statues, each with its meaning, as well as gardens, and architecture that is enchanting.
HOW TO ARRIVE
Foz do Iguaçu has an international airport that receives regular flights from several regions of Brazil and the world. Another option to get in the city, from Curitiba, is by highway BR-277.
WHERE TO STAY
The hotel chain of Foz do Iguaçu is quite diverse and with options for all tastes and pockets. The tourist can opt for the classic and luxurious hotels, resorts or inns.
The typical dish of Foz do Iguaçu is Dourado, fish found on the Paraná River, with soft white meat and an unparalleled flavor. A delight!
There is a gastronomic variety, in Foz do Iguaçu, which surprises visitors. The city has more than 150 restaurants, from the most diverse menus. In Foz, besides the baiana, mineira, paulista, gaúcha cuisine (with the traditional barbecue), there is also a good Brazilian feijoada, as well as Arabic, Indian and Chinese dishes, among others.
If you prefer you can cross the border and go to Puerto Iguazú to taste the most traditional dishes, such as: the succulent steak of chorizo and the traditional barbecue that can be found in hotels and restaurants.