Iguazu Falls

Iguazú Falls or Iguaçu Falls is one of the world's largest waterfalls of the Iguazu River in the Iguazú National Park region of Misiones Province, Argentina, and within the Iguaçu National Park region of Paraná State, Brazil. The waterfalls are spectacular for most rivers running through Brazil, but 80% waterfalls are on the Argentine side.

Iguazu Falls is located where the Iguazu River falls on the edge of the Paraná Plateau. Many islands at the top of a waterfall that has a length of 2.7 kilometers long so divide many waterfalls and cataracts apart. The number of waterfalls fluctuates from 150 to 300 and falls at an altitude varying between 60 meters (197 feet) to 82 meters (269 feet).

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Approximately 900 meters (2,950 feet) of the 2.7 kilometers (1.7 miles) total length does not have water flowing over it. About half of the river's flow falls into a long, narrow ravine called the U-shaped Devil's Throat. Water from lower Iguazu collects in a canyon that flows into the Paraná River and a water crossing marks the border between Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay.

Iguazu Falls has more than twice the height of Niagara Falls (50 meters or 165 feet). Iguazu is also often compared to Victoria Falls on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe. Iguazu is more spacious, but Victoria has the largest water curtain in the world for a width of more than 1,600 meters (5,249 feet) and a height of more than 100 meters (328 feet).

Iguazú National Park

Iguazú National Park is a conservation area of 672 sq kilometers (259 sq mi) to protect Iguazu Falls in Iguazú Department, Misiones Province, Mesopotamia region, Argentina. The park was compiled in 1934 and the Iguazú National Reserve was established by law 18,801 of 7 October 1970 which enabled the construction of the international airport and the concession of three tourist hotels.

The park is home to jaguar (Panthera onca), jaguarundi (Herpailurus yagouaroundi), South American tapir (Tapirus terrestris), ocelot (Leopardus pardalis) plain parakeet (Brotogeris tirica), Anteater, black-fronted piping guan (Pipile jacutinga), harpy eagle (Harpia harpyja) and yacare caiman (Caiman yacare), great dusky swift (Cypseloides senex), Toucan, South American coati (Nasua nasua), butterflies, vinaceous-breasted amazon (Amazona vinacea) and plumage.

The Iguazú River ends on the Paraná River as far as 23 kilometers outside the waterfall, after traveling 1320 kilometers. Inside the park has a width of 1,500 meters and turn first to south, then north, forming a large U. Dense riversides by trees, including ceibo (Erythrina crista-galli), Lapacho negro, Lapacho amarillo, palm and palo rosa (Aspidosperma polyneuron) are 40 meters tall.

Iguaçu National Park

Iguaçu National Park is a conservation area of 185,262 hectares (457,794 acres) and a length of about 420 kilometers (260 miles) to protect Iguazu Falls in Paraná State, Brazil. The park is set in federal decree nr. 1035 of January 10, 1939 to be managed by Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio).

This park is home to many rare and endangered species of flora and fauna, including giant otter (Pteronura brasiliensis) and giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla). The clouds created by the Iguazú Falls water spray water the fertile vegetation growth.

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Location: Argentina and Brazil.

Routes and public transport:
Flights to Cataratas del Iguazú International Airport in Puerto Iguazu City, Argentina, then use the bus or taxi to the Iguazu Falls complex.

Flights to Foz do Iguaçu International Airport in Foz do Iguaçu City, Brazil, then use the bus or taxi to the Iguaçu Falls complex.

Advice: On the Brazilian side, the path along the canyon has an extension to the base of Devil's Throat. Buses are free and often provided to various points within the park. The helicopter tour offers a great view of the waterfalls available from Brazil,

Argentina has banned helicopter tours due to adverse environmental impacts on flora and fauna. The Rainforest Ecological Train allows access across the forest and to the entrance of Devil's Throat via Paseo Garganta del Diablo is a 1 kilometer (0.6 mile) passage. The pedestrian walkway and the rubber boat service bring visitors very close to the waterfall and San Martin Island.