Ciudad Del Este, Ciudad Del Este

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Join the thousands of Brazilians and Argentines who flock across the border every day to grab a bargain at Ciudad Del Este. Known for its inexpensive consumer goods (especially electronics), the bustling market offers a chaotic but often entertaining shopping experience. Keep in mind, however, that the market has a well-deserved reputation as a hotbed for contraband, and you might suddenly find yourself being pushed to buy anything from drugs to guns. Watch out for pickpockets in the surrounding area. Use our Ciudad Del Este itinerary planner to visit Ciudad Del Este on your trip to Ciudad Del Este, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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Where to stay in Ciudad Del Este

Lodging options in Ciudad Del Este mostly consist of basic motels catering to business travelers and shoppers visiting the city's duty-free zone for a day or two. For casual tourists interested in staying longer, several mid-range hotels offer air-conditioned rooms with cable TV and a breakfast buffet. A few four- and five-star hotels draw a wealthier crowd looking to enjoy modern amenities like indoor pools, onsite spa and fitness facilities, and nightly entertainment.
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  • We've had several people tell us not to come here but we are really happy we did. The city itself isn't the most interesting from an architectural standpoint, but it does have loads to offer in terms ...  more »
  • When you come to ciudad del Este from the Brazilian side you think you enter a different continent, more noisy, dirty and disorganised. If you love shopping and cheap bargains it is worth the trip and...  more »
  • As so many else who is in Foz do Iguazu I walked over the bridge to get another country checked of in my passport! Well not much to se and do but felt sade the entire time and there are just a few pla...  more »