Portray of the Destination
It is close to Brazil and Paraguay. It concentrates an international tourist network. It is
possible to hire several excursions, visit the Iguazú National Park and the waterfalls, one of the
world’s wonder due to its lush vegetation and its beauty. It has an international Airport. It
offers a wide variety of hotels, casinos, restaurants, campingsites, patisseries and complete
services for the visitor.
We would like to thank the "Subsecretaría de Turismo de la Provincia de Misiones" for the
information and pictures provided.
Puerto Iguazu is located in the province of Misiones, in the confluence of two rivers that form the
Iguazú waterfalls. This nature spectacle, considered one of the world’s wonder, was originated 200
thousand years ago, in the place currently known as Hito de las Tres Fronteras, where Iguazú and
Paraná River are converged.
A geology fault was originated in the Paraná riverbed and created the estuary of the Iguazú
River, an abrupt fall of 80 metres (262.4 feet) height. This great original fall, has turned into
two big sinuous arches of 2700 metres (8858.2 feet), being the most important waterfall in the area
the Garganta del Diablo (Devil’s throat). Depending on the river water level, between 160 and 260
waterfalls can be admired, which means an average of 1500 cubic metres of water per second. The
violence of the fall produces a permanent fog, in which the sun’s rays make several rainbows of
Average temperature in winter is 15º C and in summer is 30º C. The Iguazú park has a humid climate
(80% of humidity).
When to go
The best season to go is between January to March (the rainy one)
The province was originally populated by the Guarani culture. In the 17th century, the Society of
Jesus arrive to the area. These Jesuits started their activity converting native inhabitants into
Christianity. A few years later, they built thirty towns, practicing agriculture, and adopting the
sedentary lifestyle. Jesuits built the Province of Misiones which originally stretched up to the
current Brazilian territory. Jesuits were expelled from the province which began to be ruled by the
Buenos Aires government, and the right side of the Paraná River under Asunción government rule.
The history of Misiones is marked by the aspirations of Paraguay, Brazil and the Argentinean
province of Corrientes. In 1876, after the peace treaty, Paraguay abandoned its claim over
Misiones. In 1890, the territory of Misiones, (current Misiones province) suffered another
dismemberment: around 30,000 km2 (11,583 sq.miles) were transferred to Brazil due to the decision
of the US president, Cleveland.
There are some stores that offer regional products crafted by local people, some of them are
Guaranies or descendents. Due to the proximity of semi-precious stones deposits, products are
made-up of aquamarine, amethyst and rock crystal.
The Provincial Fest of Tourism is in December and, apart from the handicraft festival and the
queen election, some awards are given the most representative tourism firms: “Luis Rolón” and “
Eduardo Krunkamp” awards.
The most common dishes are:
Carne asada (roast meat). This is usually zebu (type of ox) meat and is served in the
Brazilian style as "churrasco al espadín" (roast meat on a spit).
Fish: dorado, surubim, pacú, shad, patí, catfish, and other fish, etc are grilled, baked, or
breaded and then cooked.
Cuisine with Paraguayan influence. The "locro norteño" made with meat, maize, pumpkin and
cassava is typically prepared in Misiones and Formosa. Other typical dishes are the "mbeyú" or
fried cake with Guaraní tapioca, which is eaten with milk, salt and cheese; the "chipá", a cake
with the ingredients mentioned before and eggs; and the "Paraguayan soup", which, despite its name,
is a bread made of white maize flour, cheese, onion, and spices.
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tardes. GOOD NIGHT: buenas noches. PLEASE: por favor. SORRY: lo siento. THANK YOU: gracias. DOCTOR:
médico. PHARMACY: farmacia. NUMBERS: 1: un. 2: dos. 3: tres. 4: cuatro. 5: cinco. 6: seis. 7:
siete. 8: ocho. 9: nueve. 10: diez. 11: once. 12: doce. 13: trece. 14: catorce. 15: quince. 16:
dieciséis. 17: diecisiete. 18: dieciocho. 19: diecinueve. 20: veinte. 21: veintiuno. 22: veintidós.
30: treinta. 40: cuarenta. 50: cincuenta. 60: sesenta. 70: setenta. 80: ochenta. 90: noventa. 100:
cien. 1000: mil. DAYS OF THE WEEK: MONDAY: lunes. TUESDAY: martes. WEDNESDAY: miércoles. THURSDAY:
jueves. FRIDAY: viernes. SATURDAY: sábado. SUNDAY: domingo. COMMON WORDS: BIG/SMALL:
grande/pequeño. HOT/COLD: caliente/frío. OPEN/CLOSED: abierto/cerrado. GOOD/BAD: bueno/malo.
NEW/OLD: nuevo/viejo. PUSH/PULL: empujar/tirar. ENTRANCE/EXIT: entrada/salida. LADIES/GENTLEMEN:
señoras/señores. FAR/NEAR: lejos/cerca. LEFT/RIGHT: izquierda/derecha. TAXI: taxi. BUS: autobús.
MEALS: BREAKFAST: desayuno. LUNCH: comida. DINNER: cena. MENU: menú. WINES: vinos. DESSERT: postre.
THE BILL: la cuenta. COMMON SENTENCES: DO YOU SPEAK ENGLISH?: ¿Habla inglés?. I DON'T UNDERSTAND:
no entiendo. WHERE IS IT?: ¿donde está? HOW MUCH IS IT: ¿Cuánto es? WHAT TIME IS IT: ¿Qué hora es?
COULD YOU HELP ME: ¿Puede ayudarme?
1.00 Euro = 3.57434 Argentinean Pesos; 1.00 USD Dólares =3.08 Argentinean Pesos; 1.00 GBP Sterling
Pounds = 5.71 Argentinean Pesos.
The official currency is the Argentine Peso. Notes: 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 y 100 pesos. Coins: 1 peso,
50, 25, 10, and 5 cents.
VAT reimbursement: at the airport you will be reimbursed the sum paid as VAT if you have
bought national products totaling over $70.- (you must keep the receipts) in shops adhered to the
"Global Refund" system.
Method of payment: US dollar and Euros are widely accepted, but you can also exchange into
national currency at banks and authorized entities. Credit cards most commonly accepted are
American Express, VISA, Diners, and Master Card. There can be some problems in changing traveler’s
checks outside Buenos Aires.
Argentine RepublicTime Zone
GMT -3Official Language
32,038 inhabitantsPolitical Regime
Presidential Federal RepublicPublic holidays
January 1st: New Year.
April 2nd: Falklands War Veterans’ Day (anniversary of the start of Falkland War in 1982).
May 1st: International Labor’s Day (reminder of the Chicago (U.S.A.) massacre).
May 25th: anniversary of the First National Government (1810).
June 20th: National Flag’s Day, anniversary of Manuel Belgrano’s death (1820).
July 9th: Independence Day (1816).
August 17th: General José de San Martín’s death (1850).
October 12th: anniversary of the Discovery of America (1492).
December 8th: Virgin Mary's Immaculate Conception day (Catholic festivity).
December 25th: Christmast.Religion
Religion is mainly catholic, although there is freedom of worship. Protestantism, Judaism,
Islamism, Orthodox Greek, Orthodox Russian are also practiced.Religion
Roman CatholicArrival / Departure
There are several international and domestic flights with a stopover in Puerto Iguazú (Argentina),
Ciudad del Este (Paraguay) and Foz do Iguazú (Brazil). Iguazu airport is situated 7 km (4.35 miles)
from the falls. By road, you can enter from two points. National Road No 12 and National Road No
101, which cross through the National Park. Located at 17 kilometres (10.6 miles) from Puerto
Puerto Iguazú is a safe place, nevertheless, tourists must consider every recommendation and
general advices. For that reason we suggest travelling with the necessary money in each outing and
pay close attention to yours belongings. If you are in trouble, call these numbers:
Local Police: 420016 or 421213
Federal Police: 421436 - 421065 - 422772
Fire Department: 420885 - 421111Visa
Citizens of the European Union, Australia, Canada, Japan, Mexico and the rest of the Latin-American
countries and USA do not need a visa to enter Argentina, although a passport and a return ticket
must be shown. Also no visa is required from citizens of Andorra, Barbados, Vatican City, Croatia,
Cyprus, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Slovenia, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, Malta,
Monaco, New Zealand, Saint Lucia, San Marino, Serbia and Montenegro, Singapore, South Africa,
Trinidad and Tobago and Turkey, provided they do not stay more than 90 days in Argentina. Also,
those citizens coming from Hong Kong, Jamaica and Malaysia, if they stay less than 30 days, do not
either need visa. The tourist visa costs 30 Euros and is issued in the Embassy of Argentina and
should take 1-2 days.Clothing
Is necessary to bring light, comfortable clothes and to wear good shoes (forests ways could have
mud). Be careful with slipping is some of the itinerary places. If you prefer to do the outing by
boat, you must take extra clothes, despite of the waterproof, you will get wet. It is advisable to
take a repellent against mosquitoes in the forest.Electricity
220 Volts 50HzRadio and Television
LRA19 - Radio Nacional
Av. Victoria Aguirre Sur 809
Tel: 42-0099 FM
Av. República Argentina 69
Tel: 42-2235 Cel: 15-40511Telephone
To make international phone calls first dial 00. The code of Argentina is 54 and the Puerto Iguazú
code is 3757.
Public telephone booths are quite common along the streets and work with coins or pre-paid
cards which can be bought in kiosks. There are also establishments called "locutorios" where there
are phone-boxes to make phone calls without coins or cards and just pay once finished calling.
Here, there are other services such as Internet and sending or receiving faxes.
In terms of phone operators, the city is divided into two zones: the North is with the
telephone operator Telecom and the South is with the telephone company Telefónica. The main Mobile
telephone operators are Movistar and CTI and there are many shops sending terminals as well as
cards and accessories.Police
100Newspapers and Magazines
Vox Populi newspaper, a local paper of the Province of Misiones.
Health Care Services
The Argentine health care services are good:
Address: Avenida República Argentina, 275.
Telephone Number: 42-0030.
Address: Avenida Victoria Aguirre, 131.
Telephone Number: 42-0288.
Calle Bosetti s/n,
Telephone Number: 42-1766Airport
International flights from and to several cities from bordering countries. (Cataratas del Iguazú
Av. Victoria Aguirre, 295.
Telephone Number: 0-810-222-86527 / 42-0168.
Telephone Number: 0810-9999526.
Transtam Charter Flights
Mobile: (0299) 15-5813409.Public Transport
Radio Taxi- Telephone Number: 42-0973
Remises Iguazú- Telephone Number: 42-2008
Airport Taxis- Telephone Number:: 42-1942
Remises Horizonte Address: Victoria Aguirre Avenue, 427, Telephone Number:: 42-3537
Taxi Parada- Address: Balbino Braña, Telephone Number: 42-0282
Remises Centro- Address: Eppens 210, Telephone Number: 42-0907
Autoremises Ecología - Address: Hotel Sheraton Internacional, Telephone Number: 42-1952
Taxi2- Address: RN 12 and Las Calandrias, Telephone Number: 42-0008Railway Bus
The following transport companies come to the city of Puerto Iguazú from Buenos Aires and other
Argentine cities:Crucero del Norte, Expreso Singer, Expreso Tigre Iguazú y Via Bariloche.
Bus station, Córdoba and Misiones Telephone Number: 42-3006
Águila Dorada- Bus station - L. 3 Tel/Fax: 42-2722
Andesmar - Bus station - L. 3 Tel: 42-1916 / 2722
Crucero del Norte- Bus station - L. 20/ 4 Tel: 42-1916/ 1894
Expreso Singer- Bus station - L. 1 Tel: 42-2891
Río Uruguay- Bus station - L. 3 Tel/Fax: 42-2722
Vía Bariloche - Tigre Iguazú Bus station - L. 6 Tel: 42-0854Car
From Posadas (Misiones): RN 12.
From the province of Buenos Aires: RN 9, RN 12, RN 14, RP 40 (Misiones), RP 201 (Misiones),
RN 105 and RN 12.
From the provinces of Salta and Jujuy: RN 9, RN 34, RN 16 and RN 12.
From the provinces of Formosa, Chaco and Santa Fe: RN 11, RN 16 and RN 12.
From the provinces of Tucumán and Santiago del Estero: RN 9, RN 34, RN 89, RP 94 (Chaco), RN
16 and RN 12.
From the provinces of Corrientes and Entre Ríos (Litoral Río Paraná): RN 12.
From the provinces of Corrientes and Entre Ríos (Litoral Río Uruguay): RN 14, RP 40
(Misiones), RP 201 (Misiones), RN 105 and RN 12.
From the provinces of Catamarca and La Rioja: RN 38, RN 64, RN 9, RN 34, RN 89, RP 94
(Chaco), RN 16 and RN 12.
From the provinces of Córdoba: RN 19, RN 18, RN 14, RP 40 (Misiones), RP 201 (Misiones), RN
105 and RN 12.
From the province of San Juan: RN 141, RN 79, RN 157, RN 64, RN 9, RN 34, RN 89, RP 94
(Chaco), RN 16 and RN 12.
From the province of Mendoza: RN 40, RN 142, RN 20, RN 19, RN 18, RN 14, RP 40 (Misiones), RP
201 (Misiones), RN 105 and RN 12.
From the province of San Luis: RN 7, RN 8, RN 158, RN 19, RN 18, RN 14, RP 40 (Misiones), RP
201 (Misiones), RN 105 and RN 12.
From the province of Pampa: RN 5, RP 6 (Buenos Aires), RN 12, RN 14, RP 40 (Misiones), RP 201
(Misiones), RN 105 and RN 12.
From the Andean Patagonia: RN 40, RN 258, RN 237, RN 151, RP 20 (La Pampa), RN 143, RN 152,
RN 35, RN 5, RP 6 (Buenos Aires), RN 12, RN 14, RP 40 (Misiones), RP 201 (Misiones), RN 105 and RN
From the Atlantic Patagonia: RN 3, RN 35, RN 5, RP 6 (Buenos Aires), RN 12, RN 14, RP 40
(Misiones), RP 201 (Misiones), RN 105 and RN 12.Car Rentals
The following Car Rental offices can be found in the city of Puerto Iguazú:
Bondplan 131, Telephone Number: 011-4311-1000
Annie Millet Mariano Moreno 58, Telephone Number: 42-1140 Mobile: 15-675856
Moreno, 85 and Local airport, Telephone Number: 42-4125, Mobile: 03757-15-674103
Budget Rent a car
Av. San Martín 282, Telephone Number: 42-1675.
Annie Millet Airport, Telephone, Number: 42-3362, Mobile: 15-675856. Rent a Car.
Localiza Rent a Car
Victoria Aguirre Avenue, 271, Telephone Number: 42-3780.
Localiza Rent a car
Rent a Car, Iguazu International Airport. Telephone Number: 0800-999-2-999Ship Spanish embassy in the destination Taking pictures
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$ 3The Bus
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