❓Which side is the best— Foz do Iguacu (Brazil) or Puerto Iguazu (Argentina)? Which one should you rather visit?
✅Short answer is both if you can. Because both sides are absolutely gorgeous and offer different experiences. It’s not quite fair to compare but if you only have time and budget for one (entrance fee is about the same, roughly $19 USD) here are the main differences:
💦Brazilian side occupies only one-third of the park but it offers the best panoramic views of the 275 individual falls along the Iguazu River. On the Argentinian side, you are closer to the falls but there is no vantage point that lets you admire the immense size of the area.
🌈On the Brazilian side, rainbows across the falls are constantly there. On the Argentinean side, it’s a matter of luck.
👨👩👧👧It’s super crowded on both sides of Iguazu Falls, but the Argentinian side comes with a network of walking trails, whereas in Brazil there is only one trail along and one on the river, thus more congestion.
🏃🏻♀️There is a lot of walking involved in Argentina (we walked 17km in total). This also means, depending on your fitness, more time is necessary for the Argentinian side: A long day with an early start at least. In Brazil, it’s an easy day or even half-day would suffice if you are in rush.
|Area Map of Iguazu National Park|
😲I thought the entire time that wow effect was better in Brazil, virtually at every angle along the trail the views were phenomenal. The trails in Argentina might lack a constant wow effect but the Devil’s Throat where you can look into plummeting mass of water is truly mind-blowing and worth all the effort.
📷Finally, here are the pics and videos for you to check and decide for yourself.
Brazilian Side of the Falls in Pictures
Argentinian Side of the Falls in Pictures