More of a large town, the city of Puerto Iguazu is located in the upper northeast of Argentina at the confluence of the Parana and Iguazu rivers. From several points throughout the city there are magnificent viewpoints towards Brazil and Argentina. It's a far better place to spend your time compared to Foz do Iguacu on the other side of the Iguazu River in Brazil. Although much larger and with a wide range of accommodation, it also has the usual big city problems regarding safety, crowds and polution.
Winters last from June to August, but temperatures are generally still between 15 and 20 degrees Celsius or even more sometimes. Nights can be rather chilly though and frost is not unheard of though pretty rare. During this time, cloudy and cool days of just over 10 degrees make a visit to the Iguazu Falls not a great time.
Summers can be extremely hot and humid, with temperatures from November to March frequently hitting 30 degrees Celsius or (much) more. This is also when most of the heavy rainshowers fall.
Spring (late September - early November) and autumn (March to May) are actually quite pleasant times for a visit.
|Avg Max||31.8 °C||31 °C||30.6 °C||27 °C||23.7 °C||20.7 °C||22 °C||24 °C||25.3 °C||28.4 °C||30.2 °C||31.4 °C|
|Avg Min||20.4 °C||20.1 °C||18.7 °C||16.8 °C||13.1 °C||10.7 °C||10.7 °C||12.1 °C||13.1 °C||15.9 °C||18 °C||19.2 °C|
|Rainfall||172.6 mm||174.6 mm||114.8 mm||199.9 mm||184.3 mm||154.4 mm||131.3 mm||124.4 mm||137.2 mm||182 mm||209.5 mm||134.6 mm|
Frequent bus connections exist to and from Buenos Aires (18 hours), Cordoba (Argentina) (23 hours), Corrientes (9 hours), Posadas (5 hours) and San Ignacio (4 hours). Many more cities are served though, just ask around. Buses also go to Foz do Iguacu in Brazil and Ciudad del Este in Paraguay. For onward connections to other cities in those two countries, it is better to go to these cities first as domestic services are cheaper.
You can cross the Parana River to Paraguay by boat. There is a small car ferry that plies the route every half hour or so. Normally, you can only board if you are with local person who takes you on a trip to a few places in Paraguay.
Frequent buses go to and from the Iguazu Falls.
The town itself is small enough to negotiate on foot.
|Anahi||Av. Paraguay 493 Av. Brasil y Paraguay||Apartment||-|
|Azaleas Place||Barrio Orquideas km5||Guesthouse||76|
|Che Lagarto Iguazu||Av Brasil 24||Hostel||75|
|El Guembe Hostel||El Uru 120 Puerto Iguazu Misiones||Hostel||77|
|El Guembe Hostel House||Avenida Guarani/Esquina Gobernador Lanuse El Uru 120||Hostel||75|
|Hostel Bambu Argentina||Av San Martin 4||Hostel||81|
|Hostel Irupe||Av Misiones 80||hostel||-|
|Hostel Park Iguazu||Paulino Amarante Nº 111||Hostel||78|
|Hostel Sweet Hostel||El Mensú 38||Hostel||71|
|Iguazu Falls Hostel||Guarani 70||Hostel||78|
|La Strada||Pombero 166||Guesthouse||-|
|Los Troncos Bed||San Lorenzo 154. Puerto Iguazú||Guesthouse||85|
|Marcopolo Inn Iguazu||Av. Cordoba 158||Hostel||82|
|Marcopolo Suites||Ruta 12, Km 3.5||Hostel||75|
|Residencial Uno||Fray Luis Beltran 116||Guesthouse||72|
|Stop Hostel||Av. Victoria Aguirre 304||Hostel||71|
|The Hostel-Inn Iguazu Falls||Ruta 12 -km 5||Hostel||80|
|Timbó Posada||A. Misiones 147||Guesthouse||82|
|Garden Stone||Av. Cordoba 441||Hostel||82|
|residencial la esquina del bambu||Fray Luis Beltran 345 Villa 14||Guesthouse||82|
|Residencial Guarani||Av.Guarani y Gobernador Lanusse||Guesthouse||-|
|POP Hostel Garden||San Lorenzo 70||HOSTEL||76|
|Hostel El Uru||El Uru 36 - Villa 14 Cataratas - Misiones||HOSTEL||76|
|Hostel Natura||32 Av. Misiones||HOSTEL||77|
|Mango Tree Hostel Bar||Avenida Cordoba 264||HOSTEL||78|
|Residencial Noelia Hostel||Fray Luis Beltran N.119||Guesthouse||75|
|Casa Yaguarete B&B||Avenida Posadas esquina con el Dorado Zona de Gran||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Puerto Canoas||Uruguay 441||Guesthouse||81|
|Complejo Yvyra||Ruta Nacional 12 Km 1599||HOTEL||-|
|Complejo Turistico Americano||Ruta 12 Km 5||HOTEL||-|
|Iguazu Royal||San Lorenzo 132||Hotel||-|
|Iguazu Waterfalls Hostel||Avenida Brasil 24||HOSTEL||75|
|Guest House Puerto Iguazu||Calle Lindtron, Villa 14 Alta Gracia||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Cabañas de la Costanera||Avenida Victoria Aguirre 187||HOTEL||-|
|Poramba Hostel||El Uru Nº 120||HOSTEL||78|
See also International Telephone Calls
Correos de Argentina is the national postal service of Argentina. There are also two private carriers operating nationwide (OCA and Andreani) and a number of regional ones though Correos de Argentina will be the one most likely to be used by travellers. Post offices are mostly open between 8:00am and 8:00pm Monday to Friday and 9:00am to 1:00pm on Saturday, though there are regional variantions with longer hours in central post offices in big cities and shorter ones in small towns. Services are pretty reliable but slow, mostly taking about two weeks to deliver a postcard or letter to the USA or Europe, but usually within a few days sending it domestically. There is also a more expensive express options. You can track a package online at the Correos de Argentino website. Parcels take at least 3-5 days domestically and weeks internationally. Otherwise try international ones like FedEx or UPS to send parcels both more reliable as well as faster.
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