Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil
Hotels

Online hotels booking in Foz do Iguaçu
Tickets

Cheapest tickets to Foz do Iguaçu
Car Hire

Cheap and easy car hire in Foz do Iguaçu
Info

Detailed description of Foz do Iguaçu
Goods

Foz do Iguaçu related books and other goods

Best prices on Foz do Iguaçu hotel booking and tickets to Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil

One of the newest proposals is an unique opportunity to instantly find the lowest prices on Foz do Iguaçu hotels and book a best hotel in Foz do Iguaçu saving up to 80%! You can do it quickly and easily with HotelsCombined, a world's leading free hotel metasearch engine that allows to search and compare the rates of all major hotel chains, top travel sites, and leading hotel booking websites, including Booking.com, Hotels.com, Agoda.com, etc. The hotel price comparison service HotelsCombined means cheap Foz do Iguaçu hotel booking, lowest prices on hotels in Foz do Iguaçu and airline tickets to Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil!

Foz do Iguaçu Hotels Comparison & Online Booking

▪ Lowest prices on Foz do Iguaçu hotels booking
▪ The discounts on Foz do Iguaçu hotels up to 80%
▪ No booking fees on Foz do Iguaçu hotels
▪ Detailed description & photos of Foz do Iguaçu hotels
▪ Trusted ratings and reviews of Foz do Iguaçu hotels
▪ Advanced Foz do Iguaçu hotel search & comparison
▪ All Foz do Iguaçu hotels on the map
▪ Interesting sights of Foz do Iguaçu

What's important: you can compare and book not only Foz do Iguaçu hotels and resorts, but also villas and holiday cottages, inns and B&Bs (bed and breakfast), condo hotels and apartments, timeshare properties, guest houses and pensions, campsites (campgrounds), motels and hostels in Foz do Iguaçu. If you're going to Foz do Iguaçu save your money and time, don't pay for the services of the greedy travel agencies. Instead, book the best hotel in Foz do Iguaçu online, buy the cheapest airline tickets to Foz do Iguaçu, and rent a car in Foz do Iguaçu right now, paying the lowest price! Besides, here you can buy the Foz do Iguaçu related books, guidebooks, souvenirs and other goods.

By the way, we would recommend you to combine your visit to Foz do Iguaçu with other popular and interesting places of Brazil, for example: Caraguatatuba, Ilha Grande, Belo Horizonte, Ilhabela, Foz do Iguaçu, Vila do Abraão, Itacaré, Natal, Camaçari, São Paulo, Niterói, Trancoso, Brasília, Recife, Praia do Forte, Campinas, São Sebastião, Paraty, Costa do Sauípe, Rio de Janeiro, Gramado, Ubatuba, Ilhéus, Cabo Frio, Guarulhos, Fortaleza, Maceió, Belém, Arraial do Cabo, São José dos Campos, Amazonia, Duque de Caxias, Goiânia, São Gonçalo, Búzios, Ribeirão Preto, Ipanema, Fernando de Noronha, Curitiba, Amazon River, Santos, Bombinhas, Manaus, Ouro Preto, Florianópolis, São Luís, Porto Seguro, Copacabana, Balneário Camboriú, Angra dos Reis, Morro de São Paulo, Iguazu Falls, Petrópolis, Campos do Jordão, Guarujá, Porto Alegre, Osasco, Atlantic Forest, etc.

How to Book a Hotel in Foz do Iguaçu

In order to book an accommodation in Foz do Iguaçu enter the proper dates and do the hotel search. If needed, sort the found Foz do Iguaçu hotels by price, star rating, property type, guest rating, hotel features, hotel theme or hotel chain. Then take a look at the found hotels on Foz do Iguaçu map to estimate the distance from the main Foz do Iguaçu attractions and sights. You can also read the guest reviews of Foz do Iguaçu hotels and see their ratings.

When a hotel search in Foz do Iguaçu is done, please select the room type, the included meals and the suitable booking conditions (for example, "Deluxe double room, Breakfast included, Non-Refundable"). Press the "View Deal" ("Book Now") button. Make your booking on a hotel booking website and get the hotel reservation voucher by email. That's it, a perfect hotel in Foz do Iguaçu is waiting for you!

Hotels of Foz do Iguaçu

A hotel in Foz do Iguaçu is an establishment that provides lodging paid on a short-term basis. Facilities provided may range from a basic bed and storage for clothing, to luxury features like en-suite bathrooms. Larger in Foz do Iguaçu hotels may provide additional guest facilities such as a swimming pool, business centre, childcare, conference facilities and social function services. Hotel rooms in Foz do Iguaçu are usually numbered (or named in some smaller hotels and B&Bs) to allow guests to identify their room. Some Foz do Iguaçu hotels offer meals as part of a room and board arrangement. Hotel operations vary in size, function, and cost. Most Foz do Iguaçu hotels and major hospitality companies that operate hotels in Foz do Iguaçu have set widely accepted industry standards to classify hotel types. General categories include the following:

Upscale luxury hotels in Foz do Iguaçu
An upscale full service hotel facility in Foz do Iguaçu that offers luxury amenities, full service accommodations, on-site full service restaurant(s), and the highest level of personalized and professional service. Luxury Foz do Iguaçu hotels are normally classified with at least a Four Diamond or Five Diamond status or a Four or Five Star rating depending on classification standards.

Full service hotels in Foz do Iguaçu
Full service Foz do Iguaçu hotels often contain upscale full-service facilities with a large volume of full service accommodations, on-site full service restaurant(s), and a variety of on-site amenities such as swimming pools, a health club, children's activities, ballrooms, on-site conference facilities, etc.

Historic inns and boutique hotels in Foz do Iguaçu
Boutique hotels of Foz do Iguaçu are smaller independent non-branded hotels that often contain upscale facilities of varying size in unique or intimate settings with full service accommodations. Foz do Iguaçu boutique hotels are generally 100 rooms or less. Some historic inns and boutique hotels in Foz do Iguaçu may be classified as luxury hotels.

Focused or select service hotels in Foz do Iguaçu
Small to medium-sized hotel establishments that offer a limited amount of on-site amenities that only cater and market to a specific demographic of Foz do Iguaçu travelers, such as the single business traveler. Most Foz do Iguaçu focused or select service hotels may still offer full service accommodations but may lack leisure amenities such as an on-site restaurant or a swimming pool.

Economy and limited service hotels in Foz do Iguaçu
Small to medium-sized Foz do Iguaçu hotel establishments that offer a very limited amount of on-site amenities and often only offer basic accommodations with little to no services, these facilities normally only cater and market to a specific demographic of travelers, such as the budget-minded Foz do Iguaçu traveler seeking a "no frills" accommodation. Limited service Foz do Iguaçu hotels often lack an on-site restaurant but in return may offer a limited complimentary food and beverage amenity such as on-site continental breakfast service.

Guest houses and B&Bs in Foz do Iguaçu
A bed and breakfast in Foz do Iguaçu is a small lodging establishment that offers overnight accommodation and inclusive breakfast. Usually, Foz do Iguaçu bed and breakfasts are private homes or family homes offering accommodations. The typical Foz do Iguaçu B&B has between 4 and 11 rooms, with 6 being the average. Generally, guests are accommodated in private bedrooms with private bathrooms, or in a suite of rooms including an en suite bathroom. Some homes have private bedrooms with a bathroom which is shared with other guests. Breakfast is served in the bedroom, a dining room, or the host's kitchen. Often the owners of guest house themselves prepare the breakfast and clean the rooms.

Hostels in Foz do Iguaçu
Foz do Iguaçu hostels provide budget-oriented, sociable accommodation where guests can rent a bed, usually a bunk bed, in a dormitory and share a bathroom, lounge, and sometimes a kitchen. Rooms can be mixed or single-sex, although private rooms may also be available. Hostels are often cheaper for both the operator and occupants; many Foz do Iguaçu hostels have long-term residents whom they employ as desk agents or housekeeping staff in exchange for experience or discounted accommodation.

Apartment hotels, extended stay hotels in Foz do Iguaçu
Extended stay hotels are small to medium-sized Foz do Iguaçu hotels that offer longer term full service accommodations compared to a traditional hotel. Extended stay hotels may offer non-traditional pricing methods such as a weekly rate that cater towards travelers in need of short-term accommodations for an extended period of time. Similar to limited and select service hotels, on-site amenities are normally limited and most extended stay hotels in Foz do Iguaçu lack an on-site restaurant.

Timeshare and destination clubs in Foz do Iguaçu
Foz do Iguaçu timeshare and destination clubs are a form of property ownership also referred to as a vacation ownership involving the purchase and ownership of an individual unit of accommodation for seasonal usage during a specified period of time. Timeshare resorts in Foz do Iguaçu often offer amenities similar that of a Full service hotel with on-site restaurant(s), swimming pools, recreation grounds, and other leisure-oriented amenities. Destination clubs of Foz do Iguaçu on the other hand may offer more exclusive private accommodations such as private houses in a neighborhood-style setting.

Motels in Foz do Iguaçu
A Foz do Iguaçu motel is a small-sized low-rise lodging establishment similar to that of a limited service hotel, but with direct access to individual rooms from the car park. Common during the 1950s and 1960s, motels were often located adjacent to a major road, where they were built on inexpensive land at the edge of towns or along stretches of highways. They are still useful in less populated areas of Foz do Iguaçu for driving travelers, but the more populated an area becomes the more hotels fill the need. Many of Foz do Iguaçu motels which remain in operation have joined national franchise chains, rebranding themselves as hotels, inns or lodges.

Why HotelsCombined

HotelsCombined is the leading hotel metasearch engine founded in 2005, with headquarters in Sydney, Australia. It is widely recognized as the world's best hotel price comparison site and has won many of the most prestigious tourism industry awards. The site operates in over 40 languages, handles 120 different currencies and aggregates more than 2 million deals from hundreds of travel sites and hotel chains. The number of users counts more than 300,000 people a year with over $1,000,000,000 in estimated total cost of hotel reservations.

The main purpose of HotelsCombined hotel price comparison service is to help the travelers in finding a perfect accommodation option in Foz do Iguaçu at the best price, eliminating the need to manually analyze hundreds of hotel booking sites and thousands of price offers. Through the partnership with the most popular hotel booking websites, online travel agencies and hotel chains, HotelsCombined allows its users to search for and compare the current rates on Foz do Iguaçu hotels in a single search. It also provides an aggregated summary of hotel reviews and ratings from external sites.

The HotelsCombined's advanced technology allows to instantly find the available Foz do Iguaçu hotels and process the offers of all leading travel websites, including Booking.com, Hotels.com, Agoda.com and many others (AccorHotels.com, AirAsiaGo.com, Amoma.com, AsiaTravel.com, BestWestern.com, Budgetplaces.com, EasyToBook.com, Elvoline.com, Expedia.com, Getaroom.com, Hilton.com, Homestay.com, Hotel.de, HotelClub.com, HotelsClick.com, HotelTravel.com, Housetrip.com, ihg.com, Interhome.com, Jovago.com, LateRooms.com, NH-Hotels.com, OnHotels.com, Otel.com, Prestigia.com, Skoosh.com, Splendia.com, Superbreak.com, Tiket.com, etc.). Due to the fast and easy-to-use search system you get the rates on available Foz do Iguaçu hotels and book a preferable hotel on a website providing the lowest price.

All Foz do Iguaçu Hotels & Hostels Online

HotelsCombined is especially recommended for those interested in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil, HotelsCombined, Trivago, sale on the hotel booking site HotelsCombined, discount coupons on the hotel booking site HotelsCombined, best rates on Foz do Iguaçu hotels, low prices on Foz do Iguaçu hotels, best hotel in Foz do Iguaçu, best Foz do Iguaçu hotel, discounted Foz do Iguaçu hotel booking, online Foz do Iguaçu hotel reservation, Foz do Iguaçu hotels comparison, hotel booking in Foz do Iguaçu, luxury and cheap accomodation in Foz do Iguaçu, Foz do Iguaçu inns, Foz do Iguaçu B&Bs, bed and breakfast in Foz do Iguaçu, condo hotels and apartments in Foz do Iguaçu, bargain Foz do Iguaçu rentals, cheap Foz do Iguaçu vacation rentals,Foz do Iguaçu pensions and guest houses, cheap hotels and hostels of Foz do Iguaçu, Foz do Iguaçu motels, dormitories of Foz do Iguaçu, dorms in Foz do Iguaçu, Foz do Iguaçu dormitory rooms, lowest rates on hotels in Foz do Iguaçu, hotel prices comparison in Foz do Iguaçu, travel to Foz do Iguaçu, vacation in Foz do Iguaçu, trip to Foz do Iguaçu, etc.

Many people are also interested in the trusted hotel reviews of Foz do Iguaçu, sights and attractions of Foz do Iguaçu, Foz do Iguaçu guidebook, Foz do Iguaçu guide, hotel booking in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil, tours to Foz do Iguaçu, travel company in Foz do Iguaçu, travel agency in Foz do Iguaçu, excursions in Foz do Iguaçu, tickets to Foz do Iguaçu, airline tickets to Foz do Iguaçu, Foz do Iguaçu hotel booking, Foz do Iguaçu hostels, dormitory of Foz do Iguaçu, dorm in Foz do Iguaçu, Foz do Iguaçu dormitory, Foz do Iguaçu airfares, Foz do Iguaçu airline tickets, Foz do Iguaçu tours, Foz do Iguaçu travel, must-see places in Foz do Iguaçu, Foz do Iguaçu Booking.com, Foz do Iguaçu hotels Trivago, Foz do Iguaçu Expedia, Foz do Iguaçu Airbnb, Foz do Iguaçu TripAdvisor, and so on.

While others are looking for the Hotels Combined Foz do Iguaçu, HotelsCombined Foz do Iguaçu, Foz do Iguaçu hotels and hostels, BR hotels and hostels, Black Friday on the hotel booking site HotelsCombined, Cyber Monday on the hotel booking site HotelsCombined, New Year's and Christmas sale HotelsCombined, hotelscombined.en, HotelsCombined.en, HotelsCombined.en, hotelscombined.com, Фос-ду-Іґуасу, フォス・ド・イグアス, Foz do Iguaçu (kapital sa munisipyo), فوز دو لوآچو, Foz do Iguaçu, Фос до Игуасу, فوز دو إيغواسو, 포스두이구아수, Foz do Iguaçu (stad), 伊瓜苏, Fos do Yguasu, ফোজ ডো ইগুৱাকু, פאס דו איגוואסו, פוז דו איגואסו, Фос-ду-Игуасу, Фоз до Игуасу. Thousands of people have already booked the hotels in Foz do Iguaçu on the hotel booking site HotelsCombined. It works. Try it for yourself!

Travelling and vacation in Foz do Iguaçu

.
Foz do Iguaçu
The skyline of Foz do Iguaçu
The skyline of Foz do Iguaçu
Nickname(s): Terra das Cataratas (Land of the Waterfalls)
Location of Foz do Iguaçu
Location of Foz do Iguaçu
Coordinates:  / -25.550; -54.583  / -25.550; -54.583
Country Brazil
Region Sul
State Paraná
Founded 10 June 1910
Government
• Mayor Reni Clovis de Souza Pereira (PSB)
Area
• City 617.70 km (238.5 sq mi)
Elevation 164 m (538 ft)
Population (2013)
• City 263,508
• Density 426,59/km (1,104.85/sq mi)
• Urban 98%
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
• Summer (DST) UTC-2 (UTC-2)
Area code(s) +55 45
Website Foz do Iguaçu, Paraná

Foz do Iguaçu (Iguazu River Mouth) (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈfɔz dw iɡwɐˈsu]) is the Brazilian city on the border of Iguaçu Falls. The city is the 7th largest in the state of Paraná. The city's population is approximately 265,000 inhabitants. It is located approximately 650 km (400 mi) west of the capital of the state, Curitiba, being the westernmost city in that state.

The inhabitants of the city are known as iguaçuenses. The Iguaçu Falls located on the border of Argentina and Brazil and consisting of approximately 257 individual falls over 2.7 km (1.7 mi) were chosen as one of the "New Natural Seven Wonders of the World."

The city is characterized by tourism and cultural diversity. There are about 80 nationalities, being the most representative from Italy, Portugal, Lebanon, China, Paraguay and Argentina. Foz do Iguaçu is integrated into a tri-national region, bordering the Argentine city of Puerto Iguazú and the Paraguayan city of Ciudad del Este. The city's economy is based on tourism, with emphasis on trade and services.

According to research conducted by the Brazilian Tourist Institute (Embratur) and the Foundation Institute of Economic Research (FIFE) in 2006, 2007 and 2008, Foz do Iguaçu was considered the 2nd most visited leisure destination by foreign tourists after Rio de Janeiro. In 2010, it received from the Brazilian Ministry of Tourism 10 awards for Best Practices and Competitiveness Index. The Foz do Iguaçu Destination have been noted by various national and international media. The British newspaper The Guardian says it is the best foreign destination for the UK. The U.S. World Network CNN classifies it as one of the 14 most romantic destinations.

Foz do Iguaçu is home of the Itaipu dam, the world's largest hydroelectric plant in power generation. With 20 generator units and 14,000 MW of installed capacity, it provides approximately 17% of the energy consumed in Brazil and 75% of consumption in Paraguay. The city has a low crime rate by brazilian standards.

Foz do Iguaçu: Geography

Foz do Iguaçu: Climate

Foz do Iguaçu National Park.

The climate of Foz do Iguaçu is sub-tropical, with two distinctive seasons; one humid and hot in the summer and another, dry and cold, in the winter. The city's annual average temperature is 23.8 °C (74.8 °F), but can be as high as 40 °C (104 °F) in the summer (highest) or as low as -5 °C (23 °F) in the winter (lowest). The average in the summer is 26.5 °C (79.7 °F)and in the winter 15.4 °C (59.6 °F).

The climate of the city is generally hot or warm throughout the year, due to the relatively low altitude (standing only 173 m, 567 ft (173 m), above sea level).

Generally, the city is sunny during the year, but rain is fairly common during the spring and in the summer. The weather of the city, however, changes very constantly, because the region where the city stands is the zone where frequently three fronts meet. As consequence, it is not uncommon to see temperatures as high as 35 °C (95 °F) and in the summer as low as 8 °C (46 °F) in the city and, frequently, thunderstorms.

Foz do Iguaçu: History

Flags of South American countries in the city.

In 1549, a Spanish explorer, Cabeza de Vaca, found the falls while trailing down the river. Very impressed, he named them "Quedas de Santa Maria". Later the name changed to Quedas del Iguazu; this name is a native name from the Guarani Indians who lived there.

Until 1860, it was under the disputed territory between Brazil and Paraguay, but given the latter's defeat in the Paraguayan War, the falls were recognized as part of the Brazilian territory.

The region was almost uninhabited, and there was only a military colony until 1897, with the creation of a postal office in the region. Given the little attention of the political authorities, the region was very predated by foreigners, mainly Argentines.

In 1910, the colony's status was upgraded to the position of "vila" (town or village), named "Vila Iguazu", and, in 1914, to city. At that time, the city was known as Foz do Iguassu.

Aerial view of Iguaçu falls.

In 1916, Alberto Santos-Dumont visited the region and, impressed with the beauties of the region, suggested more attention of the government to the area and asked for the appropriation of the land where currently is the Parque do Iguaçu (Iguaçu Park). Until 1917, this region had an owner, Jezus Val. The state appropriated the land in the next year, and, in 1939, the Parque Nacional do Iguaçu ("Iguaçu National Park") was created.

In 1945, an agreement between the Brazilian Academy of Letters and the Academy of Lisbon changed the city name to Foz do Iguaçu. The city experienced a big economical boom in the 1960s to the late 1980s, first with the construction of the Friendship Bridge, concluded in 1965, and the Itaipu Dam, in operation since in 1984.

Buddhist temple in Foz do Iguaçu.

On October 19, 2005, a proposal was made to adjust the city name to: Foz do Iguassu. The proposal was approved in a first debate and then rejected in a second debate, at the Town Hall (Câmara Municipal), by four votes for and eight against. The bill was initiated by city councillor Djalma Pastorello, of the PSDB.

The purpose of the adjustment to the city name was to return the spelling to the original form, as at the foundation of the city in 1914. The change occurred due language reforms of 1945, which changed the orthography of Brazilian Portuguese. However, existing proper names were not obliged to change. Another reason for the proposed adjustment back to the original was that 146 of the 198 member countries of the United Nations do not have the "ç" character in their alphabets.

The adjustment would therefore rationalise any search for the city in search engines, since Foz do Iguaçu's claim to fame worldwide is due almost entirely to the falls, which are known as the Iguassu Falls. Djalma Pastorello felt that tourism to the city of Foz do Iguaçu would be improved greatly by a clarification of its association with the now-famous Iguassu Falls. However, he estimates that 70% of the city's population were against the name change because the local media anticipated the change and presented it in a distorted way, so that locals were unable to see that the intention was to benefit the population.

Foz do Iguaçu: Demographics

Mosque in the city.

The city has a population of approximately 265,000 inhabitants, whilst the Tríplice Fronteira (Tri Frontier) region (Ciudad del Este, Hernandarias, Puerto Iguazú and the rural areas included within those municipalities) has a total of 820,000. The city is very heterogeneous, with many immigrant communities, such as: Arabs, Chinese, Germans, Italians, Paraguayans, Argentines, French, Swedes, Portuguese and Ukrainians.

The city is predominantly Roman Catholic but a relatively large minority of Muslims and Buddhists are represented in the city as well. The city itself has a large mosque and a Buddhist temple.

Fenartec is an annual event held in the city's convention centre commemorating the city's multicultural diversity, usually in May.

Race makeup
White 67,9%
Pardo/Brown or Mixed 26,2%
Black 2,6%
Asian and Arab 2,8%
American Native 0,5%

Source: Paranaense Institute for Economic and Social Development (2014)

Foz do Iguaçu: Arab influence

Since 1940, Lebanese and other Arab Muslims have settled in the southwestern city of Foz do Iguaçu, in the "Triple Border" area where Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil converge in a region of loosely controlled borders.

The Lebanese people are 90% of the population from Middle East in Foz do Iguaçu, the others are from Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Syria and Palestine. The muslim religion is professed by 97% of Arabs of the city, and that the community in question has social structure composed of representative bodies, religious spaces, dining spaces and architectural heritage.

Foz do Iguaçu: Transportation

Foz do Iguaçu International Airport.
Ponte da Amizade ("Friendship Bridge") connecting the city with Ciudad del Este.

Foz do Iguaçu is connected to the east by the BR-277, to Paranaguá, and also to the east by the Friendship Bridge to Ciudad del Este, and to the south to Puerto Iguazú by the Fraternity Bridge. Both the BR-277 and the Friendship Bridge are very busy roads, linking Paraguay to the Paranaguá's seaport.

The city is served by the Foz do Iguaçu/Cataratas International Airport, in which 1,155,615 passengers transited in 2010.

Foz do Iguaçu: Public transport

The city does not operate its own municipal transport networks, but instead licenses four private bus companies to operate services on its behalf. The bus fares are set by the municipality for all four companies. In 2003, the city initiated an integrated city fare and created a hub near the city centre.

Now, most of the bus routes pass through this hub and passengers pay a standard fare within the city zone, which enables them to transfer routes, even when these may be operated by another company.

The transport network extends to certain distant areas, such as the city's airport and the Iguazu Park, but not between the city and its neighbor Ciudad del Este, nor with Puerto Iguazú, which are serviced by other companies. These routes are not part of the integrated network, a situation reflected by higher fares.

Foz do Iguaçu: Avenida Brasil (Brazil Avenue)

Since Foz do Iguaçu's foundation, Brazil Avenue is the city's main road. While during its early years the street was primarily the military headquarters' location (now they are just in the right beginning of the Avenue), nowadays the street is a very active place where many retail stores are located. It is located at the downtown of the city and it is 5 km (3 mi) long (of which 3 km, 2 mi (3.2 km), is arterial road).

As of 2004, the prefecture of the city decided that a major revitalization of "Avenida Brasil" (Brazil Avenue) was needed. Attracting many consumers from many different areas of the city and even from its neighbours Ciudad del Este and Puerto Iguazú, the avenue, wide enough only to support two cars side-by-side, is frequently used during business days, and even more in important holidays (Christmas, Children's day, Easter, Mother's day), with many cars competing for a parking space.

The revitalization proposals asks for removal of parking space, giving major attention to pedestrians. Also, the avenue would be wide enough only to support one car side-by-side. The project started at the end of 2004, and by 2006 was concluded. The avenue does not have a bus route, by municipal order.

Foz do Iguaçu: Education

Internal view of CEAEC.

The city has a literacy rate of 95.5%, with most children attending public or private schools. Public education has been a priority of the municipality of the city and the government of the state of Paraná; however, most middle and upper-class families continue to send their children to elite private schools.

The city has approximately 30 private schools and approximately 120 public schools (including daycare and kindergarten schools). In addition, there are 6 universities:

  • Cesufoz;
  • UDC;
  • Uniamérica;
  • Unifoz;
  • Unioeste;
  • Anglo-Americano Faculdades.

In January 2010, the Universidade Federal da Integração Latino-Americana (UNILA) was founded.

Foz do Iguaçu: Economy

Foz do Iguaçu: Tourism

Iguaçu falls.

The city is one of Brazil's most-frequented tourist destinations. Most tourists are Brazilians and Argentines.The city has about 100 hotels and inns. Its main attractions are:

  • Iguaçu Falls, which has a flow capacity equal to three times that of Niagara Falls. Part of the falls are on the Brazilian side. Others are on the Argentine side. "Devil's Throat" ( "Garganta do Diabo" in Portuguese) is the tallest of the falls, which is 97 m (318 ft) high;
  • Parque Nacional do Iguaçu (Iguaçu National Park), in both Brazil and Argentina, where the falls are. It is protected by the IBAMA;
  • Itaipu Dam, the first-largest generator of hydro-electric power in the world, in the Parana river, between Brazil and Paraguay;
  • The Tríplice Fronteira (Triple Frontier) location where Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay meet. Each side has its own Marco (landmark);
  • The Omar Ibn Al-Khattab mosque, the largest in Latin America;
  • The Bird Park (Parque das Aves), which features a collection of wild birds, and the "Bosque Guaraní" the city's zoo.

The Itaipu Dam produces about 20% of Brazil's electricity needs, and employs (directly and indirectly) about 5,000 Iguaçuenses.

Many Iguacuenses work in the neighboring city of Ciudad del Este in Paraguay, which is a duty-free market. All trade between Brazil and Paraguay uses the Friendship Bridge (called Ponte da Amizade in Brazil). Another bridge, the Fraternity Bridge (Ponte da Fraternidade, or Ponte Tancredo Neves, in Brazil), connects Foz do Iguaçu with its Argentine neighbor, Puerto Iguazú.

Foz do Iguaçu: Sports

Foz do Iguaçu hosted an edition of the Summer X Games in 2013.

Foz do Iguaçu: See also

  • Ciudad del Este (A sister city of Foz do Iguaçu)
  • Puerto Iguazú
  • Itaipu Dam

Foz do Iguaçu: References

  1. Iguazu Falls chosen as one of the natural seven wonders of the world (English)
  2. Foz do Iguaçu Tri-border City (English)
  3. Energy Itaipu (English)
  4. http://exame.abril.com.br/brasil/quais-os-estados-mais-seguros-e-perigosos-do-brasil/
  5. "NORMAIS CLIMATOLÓGICAS DO BRASIL 1961-1990" (in Portuguese). Instituto Nacional de Meteorologia. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  6. "Iguassu City History". Archived from the original on 3 September 2014.
  7. Arab roots grow deep in Brazil's rich melting pot (English)
  8. Arab immigration to Foz do Iguaçu (Portuguese)
  9. O'Neil, Devon (21 April 2013). "Brazilians bask in golden glory". ESPN. Retrieved 12 November 2014.
  • (Portuguese) Official site of the city.
  • Official site of the city.
  • (Portuguese) City Tourist Office
  • Visit Foz do Iguaçu
Source of information: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. We're not responsible for the content of this article and your use of this information. Disclaimer
no
+ Abkhazia
+ Afghanistan
+ Albania
+ Algeria
+ Andorra
+ Angola
+ Anguilla
+ Antigua And Barbuda
+ Argentina
+ Armenia
+ Aruba
+ Australia
+ Austria
+ Azerbaijan
+ Bahamas
+ Bahrain
+ Bangladesh
+ Barbados
+ Belarus
+ Belgium
+ Belize
+ Benin
+ Bermuda
+ Bhutan
+ Bolivia
+ Bosnia and Herzegovina
+ Botswana
+ Brazil
+ British Virgin Islands
+ Brunei
+ Bulgaria
+ Burkina Faso
+ Burundi
+ Cambodia
+ Cameroon
+ Canada
+ Cape Verde
+ Caribbean Netherlands
+ Cayman Islands
+ Chad
+ Chile
+ China
+ Colombia
+ Costa Rica
+ Croatia
+ Cuba
+ Curaçao
+ Cyprus
+ Czech Republic
+ Democratic Republic of the Congo
+ Denmark
+ Djibouti
+ Dominican Republic
+ Ecuador
+ Egypt
+ El Salvador
+ Equatorial Guinea
+ Eritrea
+ Estonia
+ Ethiopia
+ Faroe Islands
+ Fiji
+ Finland
+ France
+ French Guiana
+ French Polynesia
+ Gabon
+ Gambia
+ Georgia
+ Germany
+ Ghana
+ Gibraltar
+ Greece
+ Guadeloupe
+ Guam
+ Guatemala
+ Guinea
+ Guyana
+ Haiti
+ Honduras
+ Hong Kong
+ Hungary
+ Iceland
+ India
+ Indonesia
+ Iran
+ Iraq
+ Ireland
+ Isle of Man
+ Israel
+ Italy
+ Ivory Coast
+ Jamaica
+ Japan
+ Jordan
+ Kazakhstan
+ Kenya
+ Kiribati
+ Kongo
+ Kosovo
+ Kuwait
+ Kyrgyzstan
+ Laos
+ Latvia
+ Lebanon
+ Lesotho
+ Libya
+ Liechtenstein
+ Lithuania
+ Luxembourg
+ Macau
+ Macedonia
+ Madagascar
+ Malawi
+ Malaysia
+ Maldives
+ Mali
+ Malta
+ Martinique
+ Mauritania
+ Mauritius
+ Mexico
+ Moldova
+ Monaco
+ Mongolia
+ Montenegro
+ Morocco
+ Mozambique
+ Myanmar
+ Namibia
+ Nepal
+ Netherlands
+ New Zealand
+ Nicaragua
+ Nigeria
+ North Korea
+ Northern Mariana Islands
+ Norway
+ Oman
+ Pakistan
+ Palau
+ Palestine
+ Panama
+ Papua New Guinea
+ Paraguay
+ Peru
+ Philippines
+ Poland
+ Portugal
+ Puerto Rico
+ Qatar
+ Romania
+ Russia
+ Rwanda
+ Réunion
+ Saint Barthélemy
+ Saint Kitts and Nevis
+ Saint Lucia
+ Saint Martin
+ Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
+ Samoa
+ San Marino
+ Saudi Arabia
+ Senegal
+ Serbia
+ Seychelles
+ Sierra Leone
+ Singapore
+ Sint Maarten
+ Slovakia
+ Slovenia
+ Solomon Islands
+ South Africa
+ South Korea
+ Spain
+ Sri Lanka
+ Sudan
+ Suriname
+ Swaziland
+ Sweden
+ Switzerland
+ Syria
+ Taiwan
+ Tajikistan
+ Tanzania
+ Thailand
+ Togo
+ Tonga
+ Trinidad and Tobago
+ Tunisia
+ Turkey
+ Turkmenistan
+ Turks and Caicos Islands
+ U.S. Virgin Islands
+ Uganda
+ Ukraine
+ United Arab Emirates
+ United Kingdom
+ United States
+ Uruguay
+ Uzbekistan
+ Vanuatu
+ Vatican City
+ Venezuela
+ Vietnam
+ Yemen
+ Zambia
+ Zimbabwe
Vacation: Popular Goods
Popular Goods
Clothing
Tops
Trousers & shorts
Skirts
Dresses
Suits
Uniforms
Outerwear
Underwear
Lingerie
Footwear
Headwear
Nightwear
Swimsuits
Accessories

Cosmetics
Perfumery
Skin care
Hygiene products

Jewellery
Watches
Gemstones

Home appliances
Interior design
Furniture
Bedding
Linens
Plumbing
Lamps
Hand tools
Gardening tools
Building materials

Culinary (Cooking)
Foods
Vegetables
Fruits
Beverages
Condiments
Food preparation appliances
Cooking appliances
Cooking utensils
Kitchenware
Crockery
Cookware & bakeware

Toys
Children's clothing

Electronics
Activity trackers
Audio electronics
Apple electronics
Batteries
BlackBerry
Computer hardware
Computer peripherals
Consumer electronics
Digital electronics
iPhone
GPS
Laptops (notebooks)
Mobile phones
Musical instruments
Optical devices
Photography equipment
PlayStation
Rechargeable batteries
Radio
Satellite navigation
Smartphones
Smartwatches
Tablet computers
Television
Video game consoles
Wearable computers
Wireless
Xbox

Sports
Sports equipment
Sports clothing

Travel
Tourism
Tourism by country
Capitals
Tourist attractions
Airlines
Low-cost airlines
Airports
Airliners
Hotels
Tourism companies
Travel websites
Cruise lines
Cruise ships
Travel gear
Luggage
Camping equipment
Hiking equipment
Fishing equipment

Automobiles
Auto accessories
Automotive electronics
Auto parts
Auto chemicals
Tires

Software
Windows software
Mac OS software
Linux software
Android software
IOS software
Access Control Software
Business Software
Communication Software
Computer Programming
Digital Typography Software
Educational Software
Entertainment Software
Genealogy Software
Government Software
Graphics Software
Health Software
Industrial Software
Knowledge Representation Software
Language Software
Legal Software
Library & Info Science Software
Multimedia Software
Music Software
Personal Info Managers
Religious Software
Scientific Software
Simulation Software
System Software
Transportation Software
Video games, PC games

Finance
Advertising
Accounting
Auditing
Business
Banking
Credit
Credit cards
Currency
Debt
E-commerce
Economics
Employment
Financial markets
Forex
Human resource management
Insurance
Investment
Labor
Law
Loans
Management
Marketing
Money
Mortgage
Payment systems
Pensions
Philanthropy
Property
Real estate
Securities
Stationery
Taxation
Universities & colleges

Books
Films
Music

Health
Dietary supplements
Diets
Medical equipment
Vitamins
Weight loss

All trademarks, service marks, trade names, product names, and logos appearing on the site are the property of their respective owners.
© 2011-2017 Maria-Online.com ▪ DesignHosting