Posadasis the capital city of Misiones and its privileged location positions it in the geographical center of the Mercosur. From this city, visitors can access a large number of tourist attractions within the province.
This city, the capital of the old Jesuitical province of Misiones called "La Candelaria", nowadays features the variety of hotel and culinary into unique landscapes.
You can also enjoy music concerts, artistic festivals, theaters, movie theaters, art galleries and sports events.
For these reasons and many more, Posadas has become a city of great conventions and events, a city to discover nature and visit nearby places.
From Posadas, it is possible to visit the Jesuit-Guarani missions, the semi-precious stone mines and the exceptional Moconá Waterfalls.
The Ruins of San Ignacio Mission, the remains of a civilization designed by the Jesuits and built by Guarani labor, remained hidden in the rainforest for almost two centuries. They have been rebuilt and today they can be visited along with a museum about life in the missions. Some untouched remains of other missions, such as Loreto and Santa Ana Ruins, can also be found nearby.
Located at 260 km (161 mi) away from Posadas and 40 km (24 mi) from Puerto Iguazú, there are precious stones sites belonging to the Tierra Colorada and Compañía Minera Wanda mines. Both sites are located on the banks of the Paraná River and receive hundreds of tourists from all around the world daily. Varieties of quartz, agate, rock crystal, amethyst and topaz are carefully worked until turned into fine jewels. Also, stones can be seen in their natural state, as well as when they are extracted and worked.
Another place worth visiting is the Moconá Waterfalls, located 337 km (209 mi) away from Posadas and 322 km (200 mi) away from Iguazú. This geological fault where the Yabotí, Pepirí Guazú, Uruguay, Serapio and Calixto Rivers meet forms a 3-km long (1.86 mi) canyon with waterfalls that are parallel to the their course (different from vertical waterfalls) and can reach up to 25 m (82 ft) of height and 115 m (377 ft) of depth. The whole Moconá Waterfalls area is considered a provincial park and includes de Yabotí biosphere.
Posadashas a total of over 2,300 beds to satisfy the needs of those who are travelling. With a meeting room that accommodates more than 560 people and two other rooms for 90 people, there is the province’s Centro de Convenciones y Eventos. It also has a VIP Room for private meetings, fully equipped for disabled people. It has 29 hectares (71.66 acres) of land, ideal for organizing fairs and outdoor events and be in touch with the stunning vegetation of Misiones.
HOW TO GET THERE
The General San Martín International Airport, located about 9 km (5 mi) away from the city center offers Buenos Aires-Posadas (stopping in Formosa) and Posadas-Buenos Aires (stopping in Corrientes) flights. The city can also be reached by land through the National Route 9 from Buenos Aires and then taking the National Route 14 to the north. Another option is taking the National Route 12, which goes through the city of Corrientes.
There are also all kinds of comfortable bus services, as well as car rentals, taxis and cars with drivers.
Secretariat of Tourism of Misiones
Phone: +543752 - 447539 /447540 (Posadas)
Phone: +543757 - 420800 (Puerto Iguazú)