Travelling to Argetina to see the Iquazu Falls? A stop at Puerto Iguazu is more than likely. Get the lowdown on things to do....
Puerto Iguazú has in a way become the hotel and tourist hotspot for tourism attracted to the Iguazu Falls on the Argentina side. It is located in the province of Misiones and is the fifth largest city in the Province, after Posadas, Oberá, Eldorado y San Vicente.
Despite the tourism, hotels and tours Puero Iguazu has managed to escape becoming overly tacky. It retains a certain relaxed feel. There a visitor will meet plenty of people coming to visit the Iguazu Falls and using Puerto as a base for hotels and a good choice of restaurants.
The Iguazu Falls are only 18 kilometres away from the city. The Tancredo Neves International Bridge links Puerto Iguazu with the Brazilian border town of Foz do Iguaçu, where the Argentine National Highway 12 becomes the Brazilian BR-469.
The main tourist office is located in town on Av Victoria Aguirre. There is also an information booth at the bus terminal (although it is not always guaranteed to be open).
This area has a humid subtropical climate without a dry season. Mean temperatures range from 20º C to 33º C in summer while winter is mild.
To get to Puerto Iguazu you can fly or take a bus. Flights arrive at Iguazú International Airport which is 17 Km away from the city centre. You can find flights online or through the airlines such as Aerolineas Argentinas. If you fancy a long bus ride then you can get there from Buenos Aires (20 hours), Posadas (5.5.hours) and other locations in Argentina. From the bus station you can get a bus to Parque Nacional Iguazu.