Iguazú National Park plays host to one of Brazil’s premier tourist attractions, the remarkable Iguazú Falls. Iguazú Falls is also referred to as ‘Big Water’- somewhat of an understatement when the falls actually comprise around 270 separate waterfalls lined up across 1.5 miles of land. Visitors are often warned that they may get wet, but with heights of more than eighty metres and a consequent backlash of upward spray, it’s pretty much a certainty! Gracing the borders of Brazil and Argentina, these colossal walls of thrashing water are accessed by numerous walkways and walking trails.
In Iguazú National Park, visitors can take various ‘circuitos’, leading through pathways from one enthralling vantage point to another – stop at them all for spectacular, yet subtly different views. The park’s biggest attraction is Garganta del Dablo, also known as Devil’s Throat. From here, a one-kilometre walkway branches across a horseshoe-shaped section of waterfall, passing from Brazil through to Argentina, and vice versa. To admire the falls from an alternative viewpoint, take a boat tour on the river, which will cut directly through the fall’s shower path. As the boat carefully approaches a curtain of ferocious downfall, you will inevitably get soaked while your ears scream to the onslaught of roaring water. Back on land, there are various 4WD tours offering safari-style drives through the verdant terrain in search of captivating wildlife and flora. Otherwise, take respite in one of the park’s many snack bars and dry out in the Brazilian heat. Nothing short of awe-inspiring, Iguazú National Park and its formidable waterfalls provide an almost incomprehensible experience, with nature displaying overwhelming beauty and power.