Stuck Between the two? We’ve spent the past 2 days at Iguazu falls. First we visited the Brazilian side and then we crossed the border to the Argentinian side. Both sides are stunning in their own right however if you have limited time and are struggling with which side to choose we will explain the differences to help you decide.
BRAZIL, $13 entrance fee: The Brazilian side is a half day trip with you needing only a few hours to walk the whole trail. The majority of the views are of the falls from afar with panoramic views of cascading waterfalls about 2.5km wide. You have great photo opportunities here and you also get to walk across a footbridge and look down over some falls. On both sides of the falls you have hundreds of butterflies all different colours and varieties going along the trail with you and landing on you which is very cool. There is an elevator which takes you up for a panoramic viewpoint at the devils throat which is pretty epic. At the exit of the park there is a delicious buffet restaurant where for around $14 you can eat as much as you want. The food was some of the best we had had serving things like salmon fillet, steak, the worlds best mashed potato and a lovely fresh pasta linguine dish. I would actually go back just for that to be honest!
ARGENTINA, $30 entrance fee: The Argentinian side is much more of a day out, with different trails and activities such as a boat ride into the falls and a train journey up to the top of the falls and a train journey up to the devils throat. The trails here allow you to get a lot closer to the falls with you getting pretty wet in certain parts. and also a lovely long walk across the river on a footbridge. The only food we came across was a Subway but we were happy with that…and so were the Coaties, they are a racoon type animal that are in abundance on both sides who would pounce on you left right and centre if you tried to sit and eat at the tables.The boat ride was a definite highlight and if you are an adrenaline junkie you must do this trip but be prepared to get WET! Don’t bother with the waterproofs as they will be useless, water comes from all angles and completely saturates you but don’t worry you’ll soon dry off in the sun!
Overall if we had to choose a side it would definitely be the Argentinian side for two reasons. One being the finale view from the top which is utterly breathtaking and two being the ridiculously fun and outrageous boat journey into and under the waterfalls, although if you have the time please visit both sides, starting on the Brazilian if possible, i think after seeing the views from the Argentinian side the Brazilian side may be a bit underwhelming.