How Many Tourists Visit the Iguazu Falls Every Year?

Iguazu waterfalls.

The Iguazu Falls are one of Argentina’s main tourist destinations; year after year, they attract many tourists from all over the world by the natural beauties they boast. Find out how many people visit Iguazu Falls in this article.

Located in the north of the province of Misiones, Iguazu Falls share their attractions with Brazil. They are considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, a title earned by their location in the middle of the jungle, its large volume of water, and numerous high waterfalls.

The Iguazu National Park where they are located was created in 1934 and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1984. It was also mentioned as an Important Bird Protection Area (IBA) among its many distinctions.

Iguazu Falls surprise its visitors with the majesty of its landscapes and the possibility of admiring its falls and the jungle of Misiones. But how many people go to Iguazu Falls per year?

How Many Tourists Visited the Iguazu Falls During the Pandemic in 2020-2021?

Like most mass tourism destinations, Iguazu Falls suffered the consequences of the pandemic caused by COVID-19.

According to the newspaper “La Nación”, the park received 418,233 people in 2020 until March of that pandemic year. On the other hand, according to official data provided by the authorities of the Iguazú National Park, from January 1 to December 31 of 2021, they received 513,567 visitors. 

After the closure due to the pandemic, the installation of protocols, and the reopening with reduced quotas of people, which became more flexible as coronavirus cases decreased and preventive measures were implemented, the tourist activity was reactivated. 

The Falls had a satisfactory tourist reactivation with established protocols and the desire to enjoy the destination.

In a Normal Situation, How Many Visitors Do the Iguazu Falls Receive per Year?

According to the Biodiversity Information System of the National Parks Administration of Argentina (SIB), under normal conditions, the Iguazu Falls receive more than 1.5 million tourists yearly.

Beyond the health situation experienced worldwide due to COVID-19, Iguazu Falls receives many tourists from all over the world. Iguazú National Park attracts national and international visitors to its unique natural environment.

With abundant vegetation and 275 waterfalls, among them the outstanding “Garganta del Diablo” (Devil’s Throat), it is a place full of life, ideal for connecting with nature in its purest state.

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Ramiro Rodriguez

25 years working in the travel industry, as Sales & Marketing Manager at RipioTurismo. Marketing Manager at Nuevas Ideas Travel Consulting Group. Writer and travel lover.
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