Although there are enough sights and attractions that tourists can feast on in Foz do Iguazu, it would not be bad to go beyond its borders and enjoy other interesting places close to the city.
Here are some of them:
For those who are into adventure and eco-tourism, the Monday Waterfalls in Paraguay is just across Friendship Bridge, few miles away from Foz do Iguazu. With three waterfalls – the highest measuring 40 meters tall – the place offers visitors another glimpse of Mother Nature’s water wonder.
Surrounding the waterfalls are enormous rock walls that provide a perfect site for rappelling and climbing. Sports enthusiasts were, in fact, one of the reasons why these falls became popular when they included the waterfalls in the 1998 World Nature Games.
The place is open to visitors from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm with an admission fee of R$ 1.00 required per person.
Itabó Biological Reserve
Located 80 kilometers on Hernandárias’ northern part, in Mbaracayu district, Itabó Biological Reserve is a 14,000-hectare area which is paradise to 310 known animals (comprising of 250 bird species, 20 reptile species, and 40 mammal species). The reserve was inaugurated on the 27th of June, 1984 and has since then attracted many nature lovers.
The venue of the Americas
The Venue of the Americas, which was formally opened in January 1997, is a place dedicated to strengthen and improve the relationship of countries that belong to the Southern Common Market. Situated 6 kilometers from the city of Foz do Iguazu, the place is a mix of being a cultural, business, and political hub.
The structure, which had Domingos Bongstabs as its architect, was built for activities related to environmental education as well. Seminars, exhibits, and other functions of the Southern Common Market are also held in the Venue of the Americas.
The name Ernesto Guevara de la Serna may not sound familiar to you, but Che Guevara would surely ring a bell. For those who are a fan of the Marxist Revolutionary, you will be pleased to know that 135 kilometers away from the border of Foz do Iguazu is a place where some of Che’s childhood was spent. A park called the Ernesto Che Guevara Park chronicles the hero’s life while featuring interpretation of structures that are relevant to his life, like his house, the “Salamanca Brook”, and “The Giants”.
These are just a few that may interest you to discover and experience beyond the borders of Foz do Iguazu.