Iguazú is a must go for everyone. Unfortunately, we exaggerate the human language so much that I feel words won’t properly explain the feeling I had while I was there. It was amazing, life changing, awe inspiring, breathtaking, fabulous, a wonder of the world. No matter what type of vacation you enjoy, I guarantee you will enjoy Iguazú.
Where to Stay
I stayed at the Sheraton, which is essentially on the grounds of Iguazú Park. It’s definitely going to be more expensive than a hotel in town, but if you can swing it do it. This was the view from my room.
I’m fairly certain every view from here on out is going to pale in comparison.
- Bring plenty of cash. US dollars are accepted, but Argentinian pesos would be preferred and likely cheaper than overpaying with dollars due to the exchange rate.
- Coatis are what I would consider a mix between a raccoon and an anteater (aka they are freaking adorable). You don’t need to be afraid of them. They won’t randomly attack you. But, with that said, I wouldn’t just go up and pet them. They are still wild animals. Use common sense.
- Go to Devil’s Throat (Gargantua del Diablo) first. If you are staying at the Sheraton and are generally fit, I would recommend walking there as soon as the park opens. There are trams that can bring you there, but a park guide gave me a tip that the first few trams of the day will be completely packed by the time it gets to the station closest to the Sheraton. Also, since I was the first person there for 5 minutes, I got a rare experience to truly experience the magic it is in peace. Priceless.