Photographer's Note

This is an interesting geographic spot , "Hito Argentino de las Tres Fronteras", a vantage point at the most northern extremity of Misiones Province in Argentina. It's where the Paraná (at left) and Iguazú (at right) rivers meet and it has views over Brazil (at right) and Paraguay (at left). The place is marked by an obelisk (WS) painted in the colours of the Argentine flag; similar markers across the rivers in the neighbouring countries are painted in their national colours, too.

The center of the tranquile town of Puerto Iguazú is about 2km from this spot and the famous Iguazú Falls are about 20km to the right of this image.


From Rough Guide to Argentina:

"PUERTO IGUAZÚ, just under 300km northeast of Posadas, is a strange place. Its tropical vegetation and quiet streets seem more in keeping with the region than the high-rise concrete of the Brazilian city of Foz, but while the town's tranquillity provides a restful contrast to the goings-on just over the border, it also really lacks anything that would make you want to stay here for longer than necessary. Consequently, few tourists seem to do anything more than move between hotel, restaurant and bus terminal, and the town wears a slightly resigned air, to say the least – be prepared for an alarming number of barefoot street kids trying to persuade you to spare them a peso or two. That said, it has a certain simple charm that can grow on you, and of the three border towns (the commercial settlement of Ciudad del Este in Paraguay, notoriously unsavoury and unsafe, is definitely best avoided) Puerto Iguazú is the only one to have a really secure and accessible riverfront area from which you can take in the surrounding panorama."

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