Which side to visit?
Being a waterfall on a river of course it would seem
that one of the first choices is to decide which site
to view. And with our falls actually straddling an
international border, hence with concerns about Visa and
legal entry requirements, there might be a thought that
you have to choose one side rather than the other.
Both sides have great views of the falls, visitors centers to provide
information, and plentiful facilities for the tourist.
The Argentine side allows you to get the closest on walkways to the rushing
water, and is part of a total experience of the appreciating the whole forest
environment with natural trails. But by being more distant the
Brazilian side actually gives a better view
particularly for panoramic images.
In practice the whole area is closer than the area is
to the other parts of the three respective countries, so
although the international border is real and is policed
it is rarely a barrier to the visitor.
Most visitors arrive first on the Brazilian side,
because that has the most convenient flights, then visit
the falls both on that side for the great open views of
the falls and then on another day visit Argentina for
the very up-close access, including getting very wet!
Lastly a shopping trip to the Paraguayan city of
Ciudad del Este completes a three country visit.
While it is possible to visit all three countries in
a day tow two, why not relax and enjoy the atmosphere
not only of the falls themselves, the National Parks in
which it is located, and the delights of the three local