In the center of Foz do Iguaçu, souvenirs and handicrafts, especially pottery, are found in the Cooperativa de Artesanato – COARTE and the Feira Antiquarium, which takes place on Sundays at Avenida Juscelino Kubitschek.

There was a time when neighboring Ciudad del Este on the Paraguayan side of the bridge Ponte da Amizade, was full of Brazilians. Today, the movement is less intense, but still there are people roaming the streets in search of imported items at good prices. Spirits, watches, perfumes, cosmetics, electronics in general, tennis shoes and other countless items one has to go there to check. There are plenty of malls and shopping arcades in the city, but one must be aware that not all stores have good quality material. As for street stalls, they’d better be avoided, not to run the risk of buying worthless imitations.

In Misiones, on the Argentinean side of the border, the Duty Free Shop Puerto Iguazú has authentic products, besides good quality and inviting prices.

For anyone crossing the border, it is indispensable to carry an identity card or passport, and also to check spending limits on purchases stipulated by the IRS to avoid unpleasant surprises.