The V SIGERA will be held in Foz do Iguaçu, Paraná State, Brazil, at the Goldem Park Internacional Foz
DEPASSAPORTE is the official travel agency of V SIGERA, check some special conditions: http://sigera.depassaporte.com.br/
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About the City
Foz do Iguaçu is located in the extreme west of the state of Paraná, on the border of Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina. The word Iguaçu means "large water", in Tupi-Guarani etymology. It is a perfect name for the greatness of Iguaçu’s waterfalls, one of the planet’s natural wonders, with 275 waterfalls and an average height of 60m. Every year, thousands of Brazilian and foreign tourists visit the Falls, one of the country’s main tourist attractions. The biggest attraction is the Garganta do Diabo (Devil’s Throat), which is on the Argentine side. It is possible to take a boat ride on the Falls rapids in the exciting Macuco Safári.
But Foz do Iguaçu offers other attractions, such as the Iguaçu National Park, one of the most beautiful ecological reserves in the world, with 225 thousand hectares and recognized by UNESCO as a Natural Heritage of Humanity. It also has a Visitor’s Center, an electric bus and the Canoas Port, an area with souvenir shops and a panoramic restaurant.
There is also an international quality golf course in Foz do Iguaçu, not to mention the Ecomuseum, the Guarani Woods Zoo and the Three Borders Landmark, where Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay meet.
Another interesting tour is the visit to the Itaipu Hidroelectric Plant – the largest in the world of its category – to get to know the gigantic dimensions of this feat. There is also the Birds Park with hundreds of species from the five continents.
On the other side of the river, in the Paraguayan city of Ciudad del Leste – which borders Foz - it is possible to buy duty-free imported items up to the amount determined by the Brazilian Internal Revenue Service.
The region’s climate is subtropical, mesothermal, with rains distributed over every month of the year. During the hot summer, the temperature ranges between 22ºC and 35ºC, and in the winter it ranges between 5ºC and 22ºC.
Population: 258,543 inhabitants
Area Code: (45)
Curitiba: 640 km
São Paulo: 1050 km
Rio de Janeiro: 1470 km
Brasília: 1646 km
Accommodation / Restaurants
The attractions and a good many of the hotels are on Cataratas Avenue, which connects the city of Foz do Iguassu to the Park. As with the hotels, the restaurants are spread all over town, ready to attend to every taste.
Visit the city of Foz do Iguaçu’s official site to obtain more detailed information about the location and prices of some of the local establishments:
How to get there
By Air: there are flights to Foz do Iguaçu from any Brazilian city, most with connections.
By Highway: from Curitiba, access is over the BR-227 (Curitiba - Assuncion) highway. There are 632 km of highway. Foz do Iguaçu is in the extreme west of Paraná, 640 km from Curitiba. Bus transportation is also available from all of the most important cities in the country.
- From Curitiba: BR-277
- From São Paulo: BR-116/BR-277
- From Rio de Janeiro: BR-116/BR277
Setur: Tourist information 0800-45-1516
Foz do Iguaçu International Airport: +55 (45) 521-4200 and 521-4276
Bus Station: +55 (45) 522-1027 e 522-3633
24h, Banespa, Banco do Brasil, Bradesco, CEF, HSBC, Itaú, Mercantil/SP, Real, Santander, Sudameris and Unibanco
Costa Cavalcanti (private): +55 (47)576-8000
Foz do Iguassu City Hall