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Puerto Iguazu, Provincia de Misiones, Argentina

How much does it cost to travel to Puerto Iguazu?

You should plan to spend around $8.20 (AR$7,079) per day on your vacation in Puerto Iguazu. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $3.01 (AR$2,601) on meals
  • $2.52 (AR$2,172) on local transportation
  • $6.51 (AR$5,624) on hotels

A one week trip to Puerto Iguazu for two people costs, on average, $115 (AR$99,107). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

In recent years, the Argentine Peso has been very unstable. Therefore, travel cost estimates can sometimes be inaccurate for this country.
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Puerto Iguazu cost?

A one week trip to Puerto Iguazu usually costs around $57 (AR$49,553) for one person and $115 (AR$99,107) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Puerto Iguazu on average costs around $115 (AR$99,107) for one person and $230 (AR$198,214) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Puerto Iguazu will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Puerto Iguazu on average costs around $246 (AR$212,372) for one person and $492 (AR$424,744) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Puerto Iguazu has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Puerto Iguazu expensive to visit?

Puerto Iguazu is a very affordable place to visit. Located in Argentina, which is a very affordable country, visitors will appreciate the lower prices of this destination. It is in the top 25% of cities in the country for its affordability. Budget travelers enjoy spending long periods of time exploring Puerto Iguazu in depth.

Within South America, Puerto Iguazu is a very affordable destination compared to other places. It is in the top 10% of cities in South America for its affordability. Very few cities in the region are as affordable as Puerto Iguazu.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Puerto Iguazu Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Puerto Iguazu?

The average Puerto Iguazu trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Puerto Iguazu travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) AR$5,624 ($7)
Local Transportation 1 AR$2,172 ($3)
Food 2 AR$2,601 ($3)
Entertainment 1 AR$2,319 ($3)
Alcohol 2 AR$557 - 1,671 ($1 - 2)
Accommodation Budget in Puerto Iguazu
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Puerto Iguazu is $3.26 (AR$2,812). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Puerto Iguazu is $6.51 (AR$5,624). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Puerto Iguazu

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Puerto Iguazu based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $67. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Puerto Iguazu
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Puerto Iguazu is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $2.52 (AR$2,172) per person, per day, on local transportation in Puerto Iguazu.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Rental Cars in Puerto Iguazu
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Food Budget in Puerto Iguazu
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Puerto Iguazu can vary, the average cost of food in Puerto Iguazu is $3.01 (AR$2,601) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Puerto Iguazu should cost around $1.20 (AR$1,041) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Puerto Iguazu is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Puerto Iguazu
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Puerto Iguazu typically cost an average of $2.69 (AR$2,319) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Puerto Iguazu
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  • The average person spends about $1.29 (AR$1,114) on alcoholic beverages in Puerto Iguazu per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Puerto Iguazu On a Budget
Puerto Iguazu Iguazu Falls
Puerto Iguazu is located in the northeastern part of Argentina at the border with Paraguay and Brazil. It is a tourist city and travel destination because of its close proximity to Iguazu Falls, which is only 18 kilometers away. Much of the city's infrastructure has grown to maintain the tourist crowds that come to see the falls. The town itself has a population of slightly over 80,000.

The city's climate is subtropical and can remain quite warm in the winter and very hot in the summer. It rains throughout the year and there is no month that would be considered a dry season. November is typically the rainiest month. Because of its climate and geography, Puerto Iguazu is completely surrounded by rainforest.
Travelers come to Puerto Iguazu specifically to see Iguacu Falls. The waterfalls is on the Iguazu River on the border between Brazil and Argentina. Most of the falls is on the Argentine side. The height is between 60 and 82 meters and the width is 2.7 kilometers.

In addition to Iguacu Falls, there are several other significant sights nearby. Three Frontiers Landmark is where the borders of Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay meet. From here you can see all three countries. Also try and visit Guira Oga. It is a refugee park for animals where you can see many diverse animals including a toucan and a caiman. You can reach the park by bus. Wanda Mines is popular with gem collectors. It's been operating since the 1950s and is interesting to see.

Other sights in the area include La Aripuca Resort, the Museum of Images of the Jungle, the Mborore Museum, and the Luis Honorio Rolon Municipal Nature Park.
Puerto Iguazu is a tourist city with plenty of amenities to accommodate visitors. There are a handful of hostels and hotels spread around town and restaurants that cater to tourists are easy to find.

Iguacu Falls is 18 kilometers away and can easily be reached but bus or taxi.

Most people visit the waterfalls in the morning so that they can hike the island trail. To reach this trail you must take a bus across the river. The price of the boat is included in your entry to the park, but the boat only takes the first 1,000 passengers, and can close as early as 11:45. A second day visit to the falls is half price, but you must receive a stamp on your ticket as you're leaving the park the first day. This stamp requires that you present an ID.
Food and Dining
There are a handful of restaurants in Puerto Iguazu. One of the best is La Rueda. It has several interesting local dishes and menus are available in English.

If you want to try Asado then go to La Vitrina. They prepare the barbecue on a large, outdoor grill and have many additional options including salads, pasta, and empanadas.

You can arrive in Puerto Iguazu by either plane, train or bus. Plane flights are frequent from Buenos Aires, with several flights a day making the trip. The direct bus from Buenos Aires takes about 18 hours, and there are buses from several other cities as well including Salta, Mendoza, and Cordoba. The cheapest option is the train, which runs several times a week from Buenos Aires Federico Lacroze railway station. It only travels as far as Posadas, and from there you have to take a bus.

To reach the waterfalls you can take a bus that runs twice an hour. It will drop you off at the entrance to the waterfalls on the Argentine side or anywhere in route if you ask the driver to stop. Most hotels can give you a bus schedule.

You can also take a bus to the border with Brazil and then catch a second bus on the Brazilian side that will take you to the falls. There is also a ferry that goes to Paraguay. It runs twice an hour during the day time. Once you're on the Paraguayan side you can walk down main street and catch a bus to Ciudad del Este.

Taxis are available to the falls for a fixed price, regardless of distance. It is possible to negotiate a cheaper rate for round trip.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.