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Updated on Feb 23, 2019 Useful Info

Best side to visit the Iguazu falls from, Brazil or Argentina?

  • Iguazu falls are part of the Brazil-Argentina border and on both sides, there are national parks. Most tourists usually have a hard time selecting the side they want to visit the falls from. You can't do both at once unless you've met all the travel document requirements of both countries.

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Why Brazil

  • Helicopter rides. You can have an aerial view of the falls and the park. This is not permitted on the Argentina side due to the existing environmental laws.
  • There's a bird sanctuary within the Brazilian side of the park.
  • You can easily access the Itaipu dam(second largest hydro-electric dam on the planet) from Foz Iguacu the main entry point to the Brazilian side of the park.
  • Omar Ibn Al-Khattab the largest mosque in South America is in Foz Iguacu.

Why Argentina

  • Waterfall view. The greatest amount of water falls down at Devil's throat making it the best point to view the falls at.
  • Hiking. There are a number of trails from the visitor's center that take you to the falls.
  • You can ride a train to the falls.
  • Boat rides down the water cascades as well as down the river.
  • Marco de Tres Fronteras. From Puerto Iguazu the main entry point to the Argentina side of the park you can easily visit the shared border between Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay.

Make your choice!