The Iguazu Falls has been selected as one of the seven natural wonders of the world. The election was decided by public votes and expert of the Swiss foundation New 7 Wonders and has been announced on February 22.
The competition began in 2007, with 440 attractions in 200 countries. After two rounds of voting, the Iguazu Falls won a place among the 28 finalists. The founding director, Bernard Weber, said during the announcement that the Iguazu Falls “deserved to win this title not only for mobilizing in support of his candidacy, but by what the Iguazu National Park is to the world in terms of beauty and sustainability”.
Six other natural beauties were chosen: Ha Long Bay (Vietnam), Komodo (Indonesia), Table Mountain (South Africa), Underground River of Puerto Princesa (Philippines) and Jeju-do (South Korea). Only the last two of this list have already been elected definitely – the other four are still in “temporary character”.
From Buenos Aires to the falls, you can go by either or plane or bus. The second option is 14 hours by bus. To get an idea of prices, the last tour made by Expanish, in December, was priced at $ 1,410, including transportation and hotel, and 5 days and 4 nights.
Besides the falls, another attraction of the region is the tri-border: in a few minutes drive you can visit the city of Foz do Iguaçu (Brazil) and Ciudad del Este (Paraguay) and Puerto de Iguazu (Argentina). After crossing the border to the Brazilian side, there will be a good Duty Free Shop.
On the Paraguayan side, the city is a city known for being tax-free, being the third largest free trade area in the world, behind Miami y Hong Kong. Each person can cross the border with up to US$ 500 in products without paying taxes. Besides the “Bridge of Friendship” (which connects Brazil and Paraguay) there is also a casino.