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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  • August 15, 2017
    Actually there is a huge variety of shops selling everything you imagine. But most sell fake products. I recommend shopping at big malls, the security is much larger. Think too much when buying down far below the price certainly sucks. I've had disappointment with cellphone, hairbrush, not worth it. Buy in larger stores and the price is not so different from the value in Brazil.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Perfumes with great prices! But the electronics are not much into account not as formerly
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  • August 12, 2017
    I spent with my husband a couple of hours in this chaotic city. As much as we were not interested in buying anything of what you propose this market is in my view to see (opens at 6 and closes at 15)! We arrived by taxi from puerto iguazu at a cost of 800 pesos round trip included waiting taxi (about 40 euro) traffic is so much and it is advisable to go there in the morning early enough. The papers ask them Yes and no we had passports. We never felt in danger than bed rails. Even the taxi driver had told us to be careful so we did without having any problem.
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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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