Opened for tourists since last December 19th, the Argentinian side of Iguazú Falls, one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature, reached a good number of visitors considering COVID-19 protocols as mentioned by Leopoldo Lucas, president of ITUREM, Iguazú Local Tourism Board.
“These are not the numbers we were used to, but it is ok bearing in mind that we are living in a global pandemic where there are health protocols to follow in order to assure everyone’s safety” explained Lucas to a local media. 7,323 visitors during the first days of 2021 is indeed a low number compared with the amount of visits reached last year during the same period, which ended up with a record of 197,417 visits in January 2020.
Lucas also stated that though the park will be open everyday, visits start at 9, 10 and 11 am depending on the visitor´s turn. Beginning this week, people are no longer required to book their tickets a day before. This is good news according to the park tourist guides who think that this new measure can help to increase the number of visitors per day.
Since December tourists are also able to enjoy all the rest of the tourists attractions and the regional gastronomy Puerto Iguazú city has to offer.