Recommended: nothing in particular. I hear the Hostel inn is awesome, you can catch the bus there – same one as the falls.
Do: The Falls of course!
Igauzu falls are amazing – believe the hype.
I took the 18hr bus from Retiro – Buenos Aires to Puerto Iguazu with Via Baraloche for AR$567 for Carma with service. The buses to Igauzu generally leave in the afternoon so you can sleep overnight during the trip.
Initially I stayed at the Peter Pan AR$70 (no towel), but there was only a few people there and a group of Israels that didn’t need company. I moved to Hostel Bambu AR$80 (no towel) which had a nicer common area and more people hanging around. They have a bar at the back, and the staff speak English. They sell 1lt Quilmes for AR$18 which I though was a bit pricey. (Sabatico only charge AR$10 – bargain) I dropped of my paperwork to the Brazilian consulate next door and then joined a couple going to the falls in the morning.
The entrance to the park costs AR$100 for gringos and the return bus is AR$20 which you catch from the bus port. The park requires a full day. It’s big and requires some walking on ramps and paths. The photos can speak for themselves, the falls are amazing. Do the Devils throat last… that’s the one you take the train for. That will blow your mind.
I went to the park twice, once in the rain and once in the sun / dry heat. The visibility was far better on the sunny day as the mist evaporates more readily. I did the boat ride into the falls for AR$125. It was fun for 10 minutes, but overpriced. You could give that a miss if you wanna save some money.
If you plan to return to the park, take your ticket to the gate and get it stamped with some ID. The following entry is half priced.
Bring food to the park as the restaurants there are not great. If the free boat to San Martin is running, do that straight away. It wasn’t running when I was there because the water level was too high – gay.
Some of the falls
lovin’ the falls
some of Devil’s throat