The city is located in the extreme west of Paraná, on the border of Brazil with Paraguay and Argentina. Foz do Iguaçu is a tourist and economic center in western Paraná and is one of the most important Brazilian tourist destinations. With about 260 thousand inhabitants, Foz do Iguaçu is characterized by its cultural diversity. There are approximately 80 nationalities, the most representative of which are from Lebanon, China, Paraguay and Argentina.
The Iguaçu Falls were first seen by Europeans in 1542, when Dom Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca's expedition went down the Iguaçu River with canoes acquired from the Kaingang (Guarani) Indians, in an attempt to reach the Paraná River. The falls, then, received their first name of Western culture: Salto de Santa Maria, however, the term adopted by the Guaranis prevailed: Iguaçu (lots of water). The Iguaçu Falls are, in fact, a complex of 275 falls that extend for almost five kilometers of the Iguaçu River. Three quarters of the falls are located in Argentina and can best be seen on the Brazilian side. They are surrounded by national parks of Atlantic forest. In Brazil, by the Iguaçu National Park, created in 1939, and, in Argentina, by the Iguazú National Park. It is an area with rich fauna and flora.
The largest hydroelectric plant in the world in its category, it is the 7th wonder of the modern world, it is a binational development between Brazil and Paraguay. Itaipu is responsible for supplying 19.3% of all Brazilian consumption. Its enterprise started in 1974. Today, with an installed capacity of 14,000 MW, the largest hydroelectric plant in the world is an attraction for its own grandeur.
the birds park is an ecological sanctuary, combining ecotourism with environmental conservation. Brazilian birds predominate, but species from Australia, Africa and Asia are represented. Immense nurseries provide basic knowledge of approximately 900 birds, of 150 species. Designed by architect Domingos Bongstabs, it was built to be used in Environmental Education and also to promote the cultural unity of the Portuguese and Spanish Americas.