Romantic Weekend Trip for the Iguazu Falls

By Fernanda L · Apr 26, 2016

The Trip — Romantic Weekend Road Trip to Visit the Iguazu Falls

Duration — 2 Nights

Origin — Maringa, Parana

Type of Trip — Adventure, Romantic, Food, Wine, Road Trip

Group Size — 2

Average Temperature — 27 degrees

Mode of Transportation — Car

Cost per Person — $200

Accommodation — It was a great hotel! Hotal St. George, in Puerto Iguazu, Misiones, Argentina.

Food and Drink Highlights — The first night we were looking forward to eat Parrilla. We had a big day travelling so we decided to go easy, and have dinner in the closest restaurant. Colour was the restaurant right in front of the hotel. We loved the Parrilla there!

The Iguazu Falls

Our Experience

The first night we were tired, so we decided to stay close to the hotel. We bought a bottle of amazing Argentinean wine and drank it at the restaurant.

The next day, it was planned to visit the Iguazu National Park. The park was considered one of the seven wonders of the world, and it deserves the title!

The Iguazu Falls

We spent the whole morning walking around the National Park. And I have to say: one period is enough to walk through all the routes. It was a hot day and we were exhausted by lunch time. It wasn’t my first visit to the Iguazu falls, but the first time I was on the Brazilian side, and this time on the Argentinean side.

What to recommend? Brazilian or Argentinean? Well, it depends on what you are looking for… On the Brazilian side you have more of a panoramic view of the falls; on the Argentinean side you get closer to the falls, and you get to feel the power of nature more intensively! On the other hand, the Argentinean side is cheaper and the tours are longer! So, if you have time, visit both sides. It’s worth it!

After finishing the tours of the park, we killed some time rafting under the falls. It was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!! I totally recommend!

The Iguazu Falls

After our afternoon adventure, we went back to the hotel to enjoy the pool. Later, we decided to walk downtown to look for a different spot . We noticed bustling outdoor sidewalk restaurant tables where people seemed to be enjoying themselves. However, we continued on to check out a few other locations before we said, ‘no, let’s go to the first one!’.

We finally found a place, and we were very glad that we did, the restaurant was called LA RUEDA. A table was quickly cleared for us and cold beer and wine served up while we looked at their menu. The man serving us was quite busy but very friendly and helpful. We decided to keep it simple and go with the traditional beef steak accompanied with chimichurris… Oh man… It was the best steak I ever ate in Argentina. I totally recommend!

The Iguazu Falls

The next day we visited the Bird Park - Parque das Aves - This park is located on the Brazilian side of the Iguazu falls, and it’s also worth visiting. A lot of exotic tropical birds are there, and you get to know a variety of them.

We finish the visit, and drove back home.

Why we loved it

The natural beauty of the parks and the amazing food and wine on the Argentinean side, made the most of our experience!

The Iguazu Falls


Despite from the expensive beer inside the Iguazu Falls and the fact that you can’t use credit card in Argentina, no drawbacks, actually!


Rate the overall trip — 8/10

Rate the activity on your trip — 8/10

Rate the ease of logistics — 7/10

About The Traveller

Gender & Age Range
Female, 25 - 35

I’m from
I’m from Brazil, I travelled around, but I recently moved back here.

My favourite trip as of late
I really enjoyed travelling to Australia.

Travelling Style
I’m a non organized traveller. I never plan what to do, and if I do, I hardly ever follow the plan…

I like to go on the following types of trips
I often go hiking, so, adventure trips!

It’s a dealbreaker when
I get really frustrated when a transportation issue happens.

Continent I know the best
South America and a bit of Europe

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First Last Name

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I’m from Perth, Western Australia

My favourite trip as of late is New Zealand, solo travel in lots of nature for a soul-refresher.

My travelling style is to Book the first night, then wing it from there!

It’s a dealbreaker when I’m stuck around large groups of package tourists.

Continent I know best is Asia.

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