Shared by the two nations, Argentina and Brazil, the Iguacu Falls is one of the premier tourist destinations in the world that offers a stunning array of outdoor recreation options and nearby attractions. The first priority for each traveler coming to this renowned destination should be to visit the Brazilian Iguacu Falls, boasting spectacular Tropical Hotel and a towering forest with hundreds of beautiful butterflies and bird species. Also worth a visit is Itaipu Dam - the largest hydroelectric project in the world.
The confluence of the Rio Parana and the Rio Iguacu offers some of the most scenic views of the place where Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil meet. Known as the Marco das Tres Fronteiras, it offers a good viewing platform with magnificent views up and down the rivers. Children will definitely enjoy Acquamania Water Park that has wading pools, pipe slides, the children's Fantasy Island Park and artificial river for tube floating. The waterfall system of The Iguacu Falls consists of more than 300 falls reaching up to 70 meters in height, along 1.6 miles of the Iguassu River.
The most impressive of them is the Garganta del Diablo marking the border between Brazil and Argentina. While the majority of falls can be found within the territory of Argentine, the Brazilian side offers more panoramic views. The Iguacu Falls are shared by the Iguacu National Park of Brazil and Iguazu National Park of Argentina, designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1984.
Visitors to the Iguazu Falls Argentina will be delighted to arrive at a brand-new complex, composed mainly of gift shops and restaurants. Available among others is a small visitor center featuring displays on history and ecology of the Iguacu Falls. Then you'll proceed to the premier attraction of the Argentinean Park - the Devil's Throat Walkway, where videographers film every move of visitors and try to sell them a souvenir videotape. Along the 0.5-mile walk you'll head to the falls, enjoying a breathtaking scene of so much water falling in one place.
There also exist a few other trails in the park, including the Circuito Superior Upper Trail and Circuito Inferior Lower Trail among others. They lead down to the edge of the Iguazu River and are the only possibility to reach San Martin Island, surrounded by falling water on all sides and worth a short boat ride. The best boat tours are provided by Iguazu Jungle Explorer that offers the Gran Aventura, the Aventura Nautica, the Ecological Tour and more.
Recently renovated, the Iguacu Falls Brazil boasts now a new visitor center and Canoas - a beautiful restaurant above the falls. The best known place here is Iguacu National Park, famous for its waterfall and wildlife, including endangered and rare species. You'll be taken to the Macuco Safari Center before proceeding to the pink Tropical Hotel and renowned Canoas Restaurant.
From this point you'll enjoy more than 270 separate waterfalls, with an average drop of 195 feet. Colorful butterflies will accompany you in your trip and the spray coming off the falls and mild wind will have you soaked in less than half a minute.