Iguazu and Esteros del Ibera
The mighty Iguazu Falls are without doubt an amazing sight and an essential part of any holiday to Brazil or Argentina.
The falls are on the border between Brazil and Argentina and consist of hundreds of separate waterfalls. The Brazilian side of the falls offers the best panoramic view of the falls and is the side from which to watch the sunset. From the Argentinian side you can get close to where the water plunges down and assess the real power of the falls. Standing above the spectacular Devil’s Throat is an awe-inspiring view.
There are a number of accommodation options on either side of the falls from luxury to more budget priced options. We recommend a selection of Iguazu hotels on both the Brazilian (pages 95 to 97) and Argentinian sides (pages 111 and 112) to complement any itinerary. Whichever side you stay on you can visit the other side provided you take your passport and have any necessary visas.
Esteros del Ibera is one of the best places in Latin America for viewing wildlife and in particular birds. Still comparatively undeveloped, this wetlands reserve is a haven for an abundance of animals and around 350 species of birds. During your stay you may see many species of colourful kingfishers, hummingbirds, parrots, vultures, heron including some extremely rare birds.