22 julio, 2024

Iguazu Falls

 Voted as one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World, Iguazu Falls is certainly the most visited place in Misiones and one of the most magnificent natural attractions in Argentina and the World.

 Situated in Iguazu National Park, 20 km, from Puerto Iguazu the north of the province of Misiones, Argentina, the Iguazú falls are shared by Brazil and our country.
Iguazú river is born in Paraná state in Brazil, and after crossing 1,200 km, on a plateau where it receives several affluents, it reaches a fault forming a crack in the interleaved layers of sandstone and basalt where the river runs. This river runs through a smooth geography until it reaches a series of faults, and suddenly an 80 mts. Canyon in the Devils Throat where the water produces a thundering sound and then drains into the Parana river.

There are more than 270 falls in an area where cliffs and islets are scattered in a half moon.
From the visitors center you can walk around trails .
There are two basic circuits: an upper path and a lower path. The lower path leads to the base of the falls, where the spray moistens visitors. It is a unique experience, worth daring the adventure. In this circuit you may also take a boat to Isla San Martín.
From the upper path you have panoramic views from the footbridge in an unforgettable experience.

The lovers of adventure travelling can access to more intense circuits.
Apart from waterfalls, the jungle offers a series of alternatives in a dump but slightly fresher environment with a wide variety of animals and plants. Almost 500 species of wild fowl, 80 species of mammals and an immense variety of reptiles, fish, insects and butterflies live in this ecosystem.

There are two international airports close to Iguazú Falls: the Argentine Cataratas del Iguazu International Airport (IGR) and the Brazilian Foz The Iguazu International Airport(IGU). Argentinas airport is 25 kilometres from the city of Iguazu, but is closer to the falls hotels than its Brazilian counterpart. There are buses and taxis services from and to the Airport-Falls. Brazils airport is between Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil, and the falls. Aerolimeas Argentinas and LAN Airlineshave direct flights from Buenos Aires to Iguazu International Airport Krause. Azul, Gol, and TAM Airlines offer services from main Brazilian cities to Foz do Iguaçu.

I strongly recommend go to Iguazu Falls because, is the one of the seven Natural Wonders of the World. The Argentinian side is better than the Brasilian because, you get a better seeing of the falls. The best time to go is in Summer, so you can enjoy the heat and the water. And you can go with the family.


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