Iguaçú National Park received almost 11,000 foreign tourists at Easter
Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay were the countries that contributed the most international visitors
Between April 15 and 17, almost half of the visitors to the Iguaçu National Park came from other countries, most of them neighbors, reported the concessionaire that manages the famous natural monument that extends between the borders of Brazil and Argentina.
In another sign of the recovery of regional tourism, the Park -located in Foz do Iguaçu, Paraná- received 23,106 visitors during the long Easter holiday, a figure 600% higher than the same period in 2021 (3,019), when the effects of the pandemic minimized access to the monument. Of the total number of visitors during the holiday, 10,819 came from the following countries, in that order: Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, France, the United States and Spain.
The number of visitors at Easter this year represented 75% of what was registered in 2019, the last year of normality before the Covid-19 pandemic, when the Iguaçu National Park received more than two million visitors.
“The number of visitors to Foz do Iguaçu during Holy Week represents another clear sign that we are on the right track to strengthen the resumption of Brazilian tourism. Our country is one of the best in the world in terms of nature destinations, a global trend in the post-pandemic scenario. We have a lot to offer visitors from other countries and we are working to show our full potential”, evaluated Silvio Nascimento, president of EMBRATUR, the Brazilian Agency for International Tourism Promotion.
On March 22 of this year, the Brazilian government granted the Iguaçu National Park a concession to a private operator for a period of 30 years, with the commitment that the infrastructure of the natural monument be prepared to receive up to four million tourists each year.