Which side of Iguazu Falls is better?

The Iguazu Falls are a natural wonder that straddle the border between Argentina and Brazil, and both sides offer stunning views and unique experiences. Sometimes, visitors have a reduced time to visit both sides and it´s necessary to choose one visit. So, what´s the best side in Iguazu Falls.  Here are some differences between the two sides:


Iguazu Falls: Argentinian side vs Brazilian side

What side is better? I know, it’s one of the questions that you will ask, out of curiosity, to better organize your time, or simply because you have limited time to visit only one side. Which one to choose? Well, here we establish some general differences that can help you decide.

The majority of the Iguazu Falls are located on the Argentinean side, and this side offers a more immersive experience. Visitors can explore the Iguazu National Park and get up close to the falls via a network of walkways and trails. The park offers up to 8 km of trails in three different circuits: Upper, Lower and Trail to the Devil´s Throat. There are also several boat rides available that take visitors right up to the base of the falls, including the exhilarating Gran Aventura ride. The Argentinean side is known for its lush vegetation, abundant wildlife, and panoramic views of the falls from multiple angles. It´s a full day activity, will start early in the morning to finalize around 4 or 5 pm.

In the other hand, the Brazilian side of the Iguazu Falls offers a more panoramic view of the falls, with fewer opportunities for up-close exploration. Visitors can walk along a 1.2-kilometer trail that offers breathtaking views of the falls from various lookout points, including the iconic Devil’s Throat. The Brazilian side is known for its stunning vistas, including the postcard-perfect view of the falls with the Brazilian flag in the foreground.  The visit to the brazilian side is usually done in a half day, so this option is a shorter version of the visit to the Iguazu Falls.


So, what to choose? Iguazu Falls argentina side or brazilian side?

Again that´s the question. In general, many visitors recommend visiting both sides of the falls to fully appreciate their beauty and majesty. However, if you only have time to visit one side, it really depends on your preferences and what type of experience you’re looking for. If you want to get up close to the falls and explore the natural surroundings, then the Argentinean side might be better for you. I personally think that´s it´s the best option: the Argentina Side. If you’re looking for panoramic views and stunning photo opportunities, then the Brazilian side might be a better choice.


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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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