My dear Lola,
Experts claim that ¾ parts of the earth’s surface are water. Although when visiting the Iguazú Falls one might hesitate whether all this water is concentrated within the National Park, due to the large number of waterfalls located throughout the area, which occupies a total surface of more than 675 km2.
The Iguazú Falls are considered one of the 7 wonders of the Natural World and serve as a border to separate Brazil (state of Paraná) and Argentina (province of Misiones), and from both cases tourist can access the park.
Although it is said that the best panoramic views are from the Brazilian side, the Argentinean one offers the visitor the possibility to approach more to each of the waterfalls, and even to pass underneath them with the tourist boats that sail daily with an approximate extra cost of 30€.
For those wishing to avoid a good dip, you can follow the three different paths that have been organized throughout the park and that allow all visitors to discover it in an ordered way, visiting each of its corners.
These three routes are:
- The upper path
- The lower circuit
- The Devil’s Throat, which can be reached by walk or aboard the free “Ecological Jungle Train”, which covers the 3.7km to the park’s most spectacular waterfall.
With almost 2km of length, the upper circuit gets the best views of each and every single one of the waterfalls, placing the platforms, in most of the cases cases, over the waterfall boundary.
Covered with a thicker and more abundant vegetation, the lower circuit brings its visitors closer to each waterfall. The path enters the park wildest vegetation, while the platforms protrude to meet the water noisy fall.
The devils throat (La Garganta del Diablo)
The devils throat, more than 80 meters high, becomes the most spectacular and famous waterfall among the 275 ones that make up the park.