Foz do Iguaçu is worldwide recognized by the breathtaking Iguaçu Waterfalls and the surrounding preserved natural environment. Not less impressive is the Itaipu hydroelectric power plant and its dam which still holds the world record of energy production of 103,1 million MWh/ year. Affordable shopping at Ciudad del Este (Paraguay) or dining in Puerto Iguazu (Argentina) are also possibilities once you are there.
Foz do Iguaçu is located in the borderline of Brazil with Paraguay and Argentina, connecting the three countries and cultures with the visitors which are sharing the city every week along the year. It is a memorable city that receives more than 1.5 million tourists per year which is about six times the local population.
Iguaçu Falls (Cataratas do Iguaçu in Portuguese or Cataratas del Iguazú in Spanish) is an impressive set of approximately 275 waterfalls from the Iguaçu river (borderline of Brazil and Argentina) while reaching the Paraná river (borderline of Brazil and Paraguay). The waterfalls are located in the Brazilian, Parque Nacional do Iguaçu (1939) and the Parque Nacional Iguazú (1934) in Argentina. Since the mid eighties, both together are considered Natural World Heritage sites which correspond to 250 thousands hectares of subtropical forest. They are responsible for the management and preservation of the water and the surrounding environment, including its flora and fauna.
Itaipu Binacional is the world’s largest generator of renewable clean energy. It is currently the largest energy producer and it was the largest in size along decades. The dam and the power plant are recognized as one of the largest modern engineering feats and one of the main touristic sightseeing of Foz do Iguaçu. Organized offices provide qualified touristic service with a variety of options and attractions in the engineering or technology areas as well as the field of environmental or historical preservation.