This edition of the LACNIC meeting will be held at a very special place that will make it an event to remember. Foz do Iguaçu is integrated into a tri-national region, bordering Argentina and Paraguay. Among many other attractions, the city is home to the Iguaçu National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the country's largest Atlantic Forest preservation area.
Foz do Iguaçu has two distinctive seasons: one humid and hot in the summer and another, dry and cold, in the winter. During the spring and summer rainy season, the water flowing over the Iguaçu Falls increases. When touring the Falls, we recommend wearing a raincoat, as the force of the water is strong and you may get wet even if it is not raining.
The average annual temperature is 23.8°, but temperatures may be as high as 40° in summer and as low as -5° in winter.
The event will be held in the fall, when temperatures range from 12 to 25°, so we suggest you bring light clothes and a few sweaters.
Foz do Iguaçu is in the same time zone as Brasilia.
Paraguay is one hour behind Brazil.
Argentina is in the same time zone as Brazil, although during our summer daylight saving time Argentina is also one hour behind us.
According to the Brazilian Ministry of Health, Foz de Iguazú has not registered any cases of yellow fever, however, it is within the area of permanent recommendation for vaccination against yellow fever.
ATTENTION; The vaccine must be received at least 10 days before travel.
All travelers to Foz do Iguaçu are advised to take into account the provisions of their countries of origin regarding the requirement of the vaccine when traveling to Brazil.
Useful telephone numbers
Tourist Police | +55 45 3523 3036
Municipal Secretary of Tourism | +55 45 2105 8123
Radiotaxi | +55 45 3574 1000
Municipal Guard | +55 45 3521-9696
SAMU (Emergency Hospital)| +55 45 2105-9644
Foz do Iguaçu Municipal Hospital | +55 45 3521 1951
Source: Convention & Visitors Bureau
Distance to Foz do Iguaçu International Airport:
13 km from the city center
12 km from the Iguaçu Falls (Brazilian side)
28 km from the Iguazu Falls (Argentinian side)
10 km from Puente Neves Bridge (Argentina)
20 km from Puente de la Amistad (Paraguay)
30 km from the Itaipu dam
Estimated flight times:
Leaving from: Flight time
Rio de Janeiro 01h50m
Sao Paulo 01h40m
Porto Alegre 01h45m
Buenos Aires* 01h55m
El Calafate* 07h50m
*Flight operated by Puerto Iguazu Airport (ARG)
**Flight operated by Ciudad del Este airport (PY)
Brazil's official currency is the real.
Portuguese (BR) is the country's official language, but Spanish is also common due to the proximity with Argentina and Paraguay. There are several different types of plugs and sockets. Modern buildings use three-pin sockets, while older constructions use two-pin sockets. Standard voltage is 110 V.
Attractions not to be missed
Iguaçu National Park
Iguaçu National Park is home to the famous Iguaçu Falls.
The Brazilian side offers the best view of the Falls, the majority of which are located in Argentina (there are panoramic viewing points in both countries). An interesting option is to arrive early and take one of the colorful buses that can take you from the Iguaçu National Park entrance to the point where the trails begin.
What to bring:
-Comfortable, waterproof footwear -Sunscreen
-Raincoat and a plastic bag to protect your documents against the water
-Although there are some coffee shops in the park, it is advisable to bring water and even a snack
-It is always good to carry cash, particularly small bills, e.g. R$ 5, R$ 10 and R$ 20, as well as internationally accepted credit cards
Where? BR 469, Km 18 - Foz do Iguaçu PR
Those who enjoy gambling or are simply curious and want to visit a casino will find two establishments nearby: the Acaray Casino in Ciudad del Este and the Iguazu Casino in the Argentine city of Puerto Iguazu. Tourists from all over the world are welcome and can have fun playing roulette, blackjack and poker, or enjoy a nice time in the different restaurants. Place your bets!
Dreamland Wax Museum
With a collection of more than 70 life-size statues, the Wax Museum is one of Foz do Iguaçu's new attractions and one of the largest museums of its kind in Brazil.
Where? BR 469 – Rodovia das Cataratas, 8.100
Those seeking a moment of meditation or a spiritual experience can visit the Buddhist temple. Its numerous statues and impeccable gardens allow a moment of unique contemplation in the midst of nature.
Where? Dr. Josivalter Vila Nova, 99 – Jardim Califórnia
Valley of the Dinosaurs
Family fun guaranteed!
Located within Iguaçu Park Show, the same cultural and leisure complex that is home to the Wax Museum and Wonders of the World, the Valley of the Dinosaurs has 20 replicas of these prehistoric giants that move and produce sound and are scattered along a trail through the forest.
Where? BR 469 – Rodovia das Cataratas, 8.100
Entertainment options abound in Foz do Iguaçu. In addition to the attractions above, we also recommend Iporã Lenda Show, a visit to the binational Itaipu dam, a catamaran ride, Macuco Safari, the Landmark of the Three Frontiers, the Mosque, the Bird Park, the Bananeiras and Poço Preto trails, and even a panoramic flight over the Falls.
Plan your itinerary and have fun!
For more information on these tours, visit: http://iguassu.com.br/atrativos/
Green Card (International Certificate of Insurance)
If you want to take advantage of your trip to Foz do Iguaçu to cross the international border and visit Argentina and Paraguay, you must bring your vehicle's Green Car, the third party liability insurance that protects third parties affected by a traffic accident. The same applies to foreign drivers entering Brazil.
The insurance policy must be in force for the duration of the vehicle's stay in the foreign country. The Green Card is a civil liability insurance and does not replace the vehicle's regular insurance.
The Green Card must be obtained from an insurance company or where recommended by your travel agency.
Sources: Iguassu Convention & Visitors Bureau
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