The province of Misiones is the Argentine province that borders Brazil and Paraguay. It has one of the most important tourist attractions in the world: the Iguazú Falls found in the Iguazú National Park.
Another attraction is the triple border point (Argentina) in Puerto Iguazú, a place where tourists can stop where the 3 countries, Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay converge at the same point. There are local travel agencies in Buenos Aires that offer the complete package including hotel, air, tours and transfers that make your reservations much easier.
Other attractions to visit in Misiones:
Saltos del Moconá. The Moconá Provincial Park is located within the Yabotí Biosphere Reserve (“turtle” in Guaraní), in the east-central region of Misiones, in the Municipality of San Pedro, about 337 kilometers from Posadas, capital of the province, occupying an approximate area of 253,773 hectares.
In the heart of the park, the Moconá Falls form a unique spectacle in the world, the product of a geological fault on the Uruguay River, between the mouths of the Pepirí Guazú and Yabotí streams (on the Argentine side), and the Brazilian rivers Serapiao and Calixto.
Itaipu Dam. Itaipu is an admirable work of engineering that can be visited on excursions or in a private way. There are several options to discover the Itaipu Dam.
The Itaipú dam is shared by Paraguay and Brazil, it is located on the Paraná River, which is the border between these countries. The Itaipu hydroelectric dam is the second largest in the world, after the Three Gorges Dam in China.
Ruins of San Ignacio. 237 km from the City of Puerto Iguazú are the Jesuit Ruins of San Ignacio, Misiones. Called San Ignacio mini, it is the best preserved of the Jesuit missions in the Argentine territory. The Ruins of San Ignacio date back to the 16th and 17th centuries, despite the passage of time most of the walls are still standing. In addition to access to the Jesuit missions, you can also enjoy a sound and image show.
Wanda Mines. The town of Wanda is famous for its mines of semi-precious stones such as agates, amethysts, topaz, jaspers and different types of quartz. Several mining establishments operate in Wanda, where in addition to extracting the stones, the task of cutting, polishing is also carried out and different types of products are made from ornaments to jewelry. The mining establishments have a guided tour service, with which tourists can appreciate the different sectors of the deposits, workshops and sales rooms.
The Aripuca. La Aripuca is a different walk in Puerto Iguazú. A place to visit and learn about the jungle and its charms. La Aripuca was dreamed, designed and built as a tribute to our Missionary Forest. To what it was before and what is left of it now. When visiting the park you will see a majestic construction of 500,000 kg of recovered wood, presented in a very particular way. When you visit La Aripuca you can also savor exquisite yerba mate ice creams and homemade jams, have lunch in our unique restaurant, and you can also buy unique handicrafts in wood, precious stones and Guarani handicrafts, accompanied by the warmth and good care of this family. waiting for you.
Milestone Three Borders. It is a tourist place, located a few blocks from the city center in Puerto Iguazú. The Hito is located at the confluence of the Iguazú and Paraná rivers. From the place you can see the coasts of Brazil and Paraguay, on these coasts, there is a similar obelisk painted with the national colors of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. In the place there is an Artisan Fair, where you can buy typical crafts of the province. It is also possible to observe the Tancredo Neves bridge, which connects the Argentine city of Puerto Iguazú and its Brazilian neighbor of Foz do Iguazú.
There are few places in the world from which the union of three countries can be appreciated. From the viewpoint of the Hito de las Tres Fronteras you can see the Paraguayan and Brazilian coasts. On each of the coasts there is a similar landmark painted with the colors corresponding to the flag of each country.