Puerto Iguazu Travel Blog› entry 26 of 115 › view all entries
Look, I can"t be bothered to go on too much about how beautiful, majestic and downright enormous Iguazu Falls are. I may well post some photos at some point so you can have a snapshot view. However, the bare bone facts are as follows: the Brazilian side is good for a panoramic view but the Argentinian side is the one to go for if you don"t have time for both. You get much closer and there is more variety in what you get to see.
The boat ride (Argentinian side) is expensive (60 pesos - 20 dollars), wet (don"t bother with raincoats etc. you"ll get soaked whatever you wear) and over quickly (10 minutes or so). Having said that, it"s also bloody good fun. Don"t think I"ve missed the opportunity for a boat ride/sex with a hooker comparison joke here.
In summary - should you go well out of your way to see Iguazu falls? It is miles from anywhere after all (See previous entry - 23 Hrs on a bus etc). Quite simply, a resounding yes! It represents your best chance to witness a volume of moving water tumbling downwards on a scale so vast that is parallelled only by the numbers of overweight, aging tourists in shorts and sandals (with socks) that will accompany you to take in the same experience. Without wishing to sound overly like the cast of some terrible American sit com: it"s awesome! NB. That"s 2 exclamation marks in one paragraph so it must be good.
So go. Do it. You have my permission. Enough said.