Is Iguazu Falls a safe place?

The Iguazu Falls seen from the sky,

Yes, Iguazu Falls is generally considered a safe place for tourists.  When we talk about Iguazu Falls, we have to consider that there are two cities that serve tourism in the national parks: Puerto Iguazu on the Argentine side and Foz do Iguaçu on the Brazilian side. These are two completely different places. While Puerto Iguazu is a small town with around 36.000 inhabitants, Foz do Iguaçu is a metropolis with 260.000 people living there.  Therefore, the chances of insecurity in the Brazilian city are higher, as it is a city, and we must pay attention to avoid having a bad experience. Despite the fact that Puerto Iguazu is small and Foz is a large city, as with any tourist destination, it’s important to take some precautions to ensure your safety.

Some tips to stay safe while visiting Iguazu Falls:

  1. Stay in reputable accommodations and avoid walking alone at night. We have excellent hotels to offer you in both cities
  2. Keep your belongings close to you and be aware of your surroundings, especially in crowded areas.
  3. Avoid carrying large amounts of cash or wearing expensive jewelry. Remember that credit cards like AMEX, VISA and MASTER CARD are widely accepted
  4. Follow the rules and guidelines of the national park, such as staying on designated trails and not approaching wild animals.

Overall, Iguazu Falls is a beautiful and safe destination to visit, as long as you take the necessary precautions and use common sense while traveling.


Ramiro Rodriguez

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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