Iguazu National Park, Marco das Três Fronteiras, Itaipu Binacional Power Plant and Parque das Aves received 33.6 thousand national and foreign tourists in the first three days of 2021. These attractions are the engines of tourism in Foz do Iguaçu, in western Paraná, one of the most sought after destinations in the country. The sector’s activities correspond to more than 50% of the municipal economy.
The numbers point to a gradual resumption of tourism and the service sector even in the face of the scenario of care with the new coronavirus and circulation and restricted schedules to avoid crowding. The data considers marketed tickets and not CPFs, and may consider that the same person was in more than one location.
he Iguaçu National Park received 15,270 visitors on New Year’s Eve (1st to 3rd). The movement represented a 44% reduction in comparison with the same period last year, when 27,286 visits were registered. The Marco das Três Fronteiras, a symbol of friendship with Argentina and Paraguay, received 6,119 visitors, a difference of 3,408 visitors (-35%) compared to the same period in 2019.
Parque das Aves sold 8,274 tickets between December 31 and January 3, with the vast majority, 7,388 people, visiting the reserve in the first three days of the year. The visitation exceeded the initial expectation of 7 thousand tourists in this period and respected the rule of maximum capacity of up to 3,500 people per day.
In 2021, Itaipu Binacional attracted a total of 4,885 visitors. Most of them come from Paraná, as a result of the State Government’s policy of encouraging regionalized tourism. Tourists from Rio Grande do Sul and São Paulo also visited Itaipu. The panoramic visit, the most disputed, was the busiest. On Friday, it registered 1,107 visitors. The most visited day was Saturday, with 1,389 visits. On Sunday there were 1,191 tourists.