Useful information for visitors of the Iguazu Falls

Iguazu Falls Phillie Casablanca/Flickr

Iguazu Falls ©Phillie Casablanca/Flickr

One of the world’s most spectacular natural visitor attractions, the breathtaking Iguazu Falls are extremely popular among visitors of Argentina. Many tourists choose Argentina as their holiday destination due to the presence of these wonderful waterfalls. The falls of the river with the same name are actually situated on the border of two countries: Brazil and Argentina. Both sides are accessible by visitors. If you love nature or you’ve always wanted to visit this astonishing attraction, the following guide will surely help you. It will include some useful information for visitors of the Iguazu Falls. I hope it will help you on your journey to these breathtaking waterfalls.

Location and basic information

As I already mentioned it, the falls are situated on the border of Brazil and Argentina, on the Iguazu River. The border is former by the Argentine province, Misiones and the Brazil state, Paraná. The left side of the falls is actually the Argentine part which coincides with about 80% of the breathtaking waterfalls. There are totally 275 of drops and the highest one is about 82 m tall. The falls are accessible from both sides and there are fantastic trails which allow visitors to admire as many drops as they can during their visit. If you choose Argentina as your destination, you will surely be satisfied by the gorgeous views and will have part of an unforgettable travel experience.

Iguazu Falls Phillie Casablanca/Flickr

Iguazu Falls ©Phillie Casablanca/Flickr

Access

The falls are accessible from the town of Puerto Iguazú (Argentine side). It is important to mention that the Argentine side is protected by the Iguazú National Park which has been inscribed on the list of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. The Argentine access leads through wonderful forests facilitated by the Rainforest Ecological Train. The train leaves from the Cataratas Station and transports about 120-150 passengers on a track of about 7 km. Transporting almost one million of visitors every year, the train is extremely popular. The train stops at the entrance of Devil’s Throat, the tallest of the falls. A trail of about 1 km leads directly to the top of this fall.

The Iguazu Falls Dominic's pics/Flickr

The Iguazu Falls ©Dominic’s pics/Flickr

The Argentine side

As for the main tracks on the Argentine sides, there are totally five tracks dedicated to visitors. Except Sendero Macuco all are paved and very well marked. The other four major trails are the following: Isla San Martin, Circuito Superior, Circuito Inferior and Garganta del Diablo. The last one is considered the main highlight of the Argentine side. All of them offer fantastic viewpoints and opportunities to make breathtaking photos.

The waterfalls as a tourist attraction

The Iguazu Waterfalls are worldwide famous, being considered some of the most breathtaking of their kinds. Attracting thousands of visitors every year, the falls offer an unforgettable experience. This fantastic visitor attraction is easily accessible. You can walk on the marked trails or opt for a boat ride. There are food and drink stalls dedicated to visitors, too. This attraction is very well developed in terms of tourism. You will surely leave the park 100% satisfied.

Visitors at the Iguazu Falls Nouhailler/Flickr

Visitors at the Iguazu Falls ©Nouhailler/Flickr

 

 

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