There are many activities to do in Iguazu Falls that do not require large sums of money or even for free. Discover them in this article!
Beyond visiting the Iguazu National Park and marveling at the majesty of the Falls, walking kilometers of footbridges in the middle of the jungle and appreciating the natural beauty, there are several cheap or free activities to do in the destination.
The Iguazu Falls are located in the city of Puerto Iguazu, province of Misiones and were declared Natural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.
This destination offers multiple attractions and tourist proposals linked to nature.
Know the options to make the most of your stay in Iguazu Falls for free or at low cost.
Get to know the center of the city of Puerto Iguazú
Get to know the history and culture of Puerto Iguazú through its streets and its most emblematic sites.
Start a tour of the Plaza San Martin and discover buildings declared historical heritage of the city around it.
Visit the port and marvel at its environment surrounded by lush vegetation, you can also admire the waterfront located on the Iguazú River.
You can do this on your own or through a tour with guides who will tell you the history of each attraction at a very affordable price.
Visit the Hito Tres Fronteras Landmark
Very close to the center of the city of Puerto Iguazu is the site where the borders of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay meet.
This landmark is located at the confluence of the Paraná and Iguazú rivers and you can enjoy views of the three countries.
Near this monument, you will find a craft fair, intended for the exhibition and sale of handicrafts and regional products.
On this tour, visitors can obtain regional products and handicrafts at affordable prices.
Walk along the Mbocay Stream Waterfalls
Located in the Municipal Natural Park of Puerto Iguazú, it is possible to enjoy this magical landscape around a stream.
You will find corners of great beauty in the middle of the jungle and if the temperature is pleasant, you can cool off in its waters.
This tour can be done on your own or you can hire a tour that takes you to the place.
Access is free.
Visit Aripuca Ecological Park
Located near Puerto Iguazú, this family Agro-Eco-Tourism enterprise teaches about the Guaraní culture and the richness of the jungle of Misiones.
“Aripuca” owes its name to a traditional trap used by the Guarani culture to capture animals without harming them.
There, an experience linked to the “aripuca” is offered to raise awareness about the care of nature.
In addition, there are places to eat, a large area and sale of handicrafts.
It is an ideal place to spend the day.
You can go to the place by bus from downtown Iguazú and the entrance fee is affordable.
Discover the Hummingbird Garden
The Hummingbird Garden is located in the courtyard of a private house in the city of Puerto Iguazú.
What started as a hobby of a local neighbor, who fed the hummingbirds, became a great attraction to observe various species in freedom.
The experience of seeing a large concentration of these small birds is fascinating.
The Hummingbird Garden is open every day and admission is at a low cost.
Excursion to the San Ignacio Ruins and Wanda Mines.
While many tour operators offer this excursion, you can also visit the San Ignacio Ruins and the Wanda Mines on your own.
In the Wanda Mines you will be able to appreciate semi-precious stones and their characteristics, while in the San Ignacio Ruins you will see wonderful Jesuit constructions, which were declared, along with other constructions, a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
This tour is the perfect complement to learn about the culture and history of the area.
The Iguazu Falls and the entire environment that surrounds the National Park, offers multiple attractions that have nature as the protagonist. The jungle of Misiones, the red earth, its flora and fauna are not to be missed.
With this list of attractions, you will be able to enjoy a variety of free or low-cost options during your visit to the red land destination, as Misiones province is known.