My name is Melanie Lorenzo. I’m 28 years old and I grew up and currently live in Buenos Aires. Since I can remember, I have had a passion for nature and animals. So I usually try to pick destinations where I can see some wildlife and beautiful scenery, like the enchanting Iguazu Falls in Misiones.
I enjoy going on hikes and feeling one with nature! My passion for travel was inspired by my parents who really enjoy traveling as well. Now I usually travel with my boyfriend. I had been to Iguazu Falls once when I was very young and couldn’t remember anything. I always wanted to go back since everyone talks wonders about it. What made me go was actually COVID.
I usually travel outside of Argentina when I have holidays, but with the pandemic I started visiting some places here in Argentina. Venturing closer to home has been amazing and my trip to Iguazu Falls was one of the best! I went there for four days, two of which I spent at the falls.
On the first day I visited them from the platforms. On the second day I did the boat trip where you see the falls from below and get completely soaked! Another day I went to an adventure park, and on the fourth day I enjoyed some time at the pool and walked around Puerto Iguazu.
Top 5 Attractions of Iguazu Falls, Argentina
La Garganta del Diablo was the highlight for me. You feel so small standing next to it. Everywhere you look you are surrounded by water and rainbows. I could have stood there all day and would have still been amazed at how incredible nature is. I think it’s a sight you can never get tired of. But that isn’t the only attraction on offer at Iguazu – below are my top 5 attractions:
- Explore the Many Platforms: Don’t miss out on La Garganta del Diablo.
- Do the Gran Aventura Boat Ride: Feel the full force of Iguazu Falls.
- Have an Adventure at Fly Park Iguazu: Air park and adventure games.
- See the Reserva Selva Iryapu: Walk/bike around this nature preserve.
- Visit the Three Frontiers: The spot where the Iguazu and Parana rivers converge on the tri-border area of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. *I would also recommend crossing over to the Brazilian side of the waterfalls but this isn’t possible at the moment due to COVID.
Wildlife Surrounding the Iguazu Falls
There are a lot of South American coati around the falls and they were my favorite animal that I saw. But be careful as they will probably want to steal your food! I also loved the different kinds of butterflies you see everywhere. I had one on my nose for a long time and got some cool photos. As well as coati and butterflies we saw toucans, urracas and monkeys.
What the Town of Puerto Iguazu is Like
I didn’t spend much time in Puerto Iguazu. I preferred to head into nature, but I did visit the town a few times. I would definitely recommend La Rueda and De la Fonte for dinner! My hotel in Puerto Iguazu was called Loi Suites and I loved it! There are a lot of cool hotels over there near the Selva Iryapu, surrounded by nature. That is where I would recommend staying.
Need to Know Before you Go
Since the pandemic hit, there is now a limit on the amount of people who are permitted to visit the waterfalls everyday. So make sure you book your reservation before heading out there, as well as your accommodation in Puerto Iguazu. You will fall in love with this magical place!