Thursday, June 20, 2013

Cataratas Iguazu

        I was sad to leave Buenos Aires, but excited to see one of the 7 natural wonders of the world: Iguazu Falls (Cataratas Iguazu). We took a 15ish hour overnight bus ride to Puerto Iguazu. We still had some good travel karma with us and got our bus seats upgraded for free to the bus equivalent of first-class. We had seats that reclined all the way down to 180 degrees, hot dinner, AND wine, beer, or champagne to wash the meal down with! We even had personal TV screens and a pillow & blanket. It was great. The best unexpected bus experience I've ever had, and trust me I've had a lot of those.

       As for Iguazu Falls, words can't even begin to describe. I'll let the pictures do the talking. Even the pictures don't do them justice.

La Garganta del Diablo
(The Devil's Throat)

 The widest shot I could get on my little camera. 
Isla San Martin between the falls

       The best part of the day was doing the Aventura Nautica. We got to ride a boat and see the falls up close and personal. We were practically right under them. It was so cool, but we couldn't see a thing. So much water! Needless to say we were drenched. No, drenched was an understatement.

Travel tips:
- Cheaper to book bus to Puerto Iguazu, or anywhere in Argentina, day of. You might even get a free upgrade if those seats are available.
- Hostel: Marco Polo Inn (Hostelling International) 70 pesos per night 6 bed dorm.
- Parque Iguazu entrance 170 pesos. Aventura Nautical 110 pesos. Important tip: strip to just your bathing suit for the boat ride.


  1. Your pictures look amazing! I am looking for hotels near Iguazu so I can visit the falls while I'm in Argentina for a business trip. I have heard nothing but great things about the falls and the activities around the falls. I'll definitely keep your bus advice in mind, thanks!

    1. You're welcome, Jessica! Let me know if you have any more questions about traveling through Argentina. Have a good trip!