Iguazu Falls, located on the border of Argentina and Brazil, is a true wonder of nature. With its awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur, it has become one of the most renowned waterfall systems in the world. The falls consist of a series of cascades spread across nearly 2 miles (3 kilometers), with heights reaching up to 269 feet (82 meters).
What makes Iguazu Falls truly exceptional is its sheer power and volume of water. The falls comprise over 275 individual cascades, creating a thunderous roar and a mesmerizing display of mist and spray. The most famous of these cascades is the “Devil’s Throat” (Garganta del Diablo) – a U-shaped waterfall that plunges down with incredible force, leaving visitors in awe of its intensity.
The surrounding area is a lush rainforest, home to a diverse range of flora and fauna. The national parks on both the Argentine and Brazilian sides of the falls offer various trails and viewpoints, allowing visitors to explore and appreciate the natural beauty up close. Wildlife sightings are common, with colorful birds, butterflies, and even coatis often spotted in the area.