The Iguazú Falls are among the most beautiful on the planet, hence they are one of the seven wonders of the natural world. They are located between Argentina and Brazil, serving as a natural border for both countries. If you want to know more about them, but especially everything that should be taken into account when planning your visit, do not hesitate to continue reading.
Know the best time to visit them
Any time is suitable to enjoy the beauty of the Iguazú Falls. But it is also true that a series of aspects must be taken into consideration depending on the season in which they are visited.
For example, spring and summer are the hottest and rainiest months. It is between September and December when temperatures are more pleasant. Meanwhile, and in contrast, autumn and winter are the seasons with less rain and less high temperatures.
Nevertheless, many tourists decide to travel to the Iguazú Falls taking advantage of the Christmas holidays. Therefore, if you want to avoid a greater turnout of people, it is better not to travel at the end of December and beginning of January.
Discover how to get to Iguazú Falls
It all depends on where we are, whether we are on Argentine or Brazilian soil.. If you do it from Puerto Iguazú (Argentina), twenty-five kilometers from the falls, you can take one of the buses that depart every day and that also go to the Brazilian side of the natural wonder.
Both Puerto Iguazú and Foz de Iguazú can be reached by plane from Buenos Aires or from Rio de Janeiro or Sao Paulo, respectively. In this way we will save a lot of time, since the bus trip in this case takes between fourteen and seventeen hours. The only advantage it offers is getting to know the landscape of the area.
What to see and what to do in Iguazú Falls
The Iguazú National Park, in the province of Misiones (Argentina), has as its main attraction, logically, the falls. They are made up of 275 jumps that reach eighty meters in height. To better enjoy its beauty, you can take boat rides under the waterfalls as well as hiking in its surroundings.
In the Iguazú National Park you can also appreciate a great diversity of flora and fauna. Regarding the first, the palm heart and rosewood or perobá communities stand out. And in relation to the second, the waterfall swifts, the toucans or various species in danger of extinction, such as the tapir or the ocelot.
The Iguaçu National Park, in the State of Paraná (Brazil), consists of one hundred and seventy thousand hectares and houses a visitor center, as well as restaurants and shops where you can buy food and gifts, respectively. It also offers the possibility of touring the park in a tourist bus.
“When we stand at the foot of this world of waterfalls, and looking up we see, 82 meters above us, the horizon occupied by a line of waters, the amazing spectacle of an ocean falling in torrents into an abyss is almost chilling. .”
a wonder of nature
Both parks, Argentine and Brazilian, form a complex of 2,500 km² of protected forest. In addition, they offer wonderful views of the Devil’s Throat, which concentrates the largest flow of the falls. It is accessed through an ecological train that departs from the station of the same name to Puerto Canoas.
Right next to it is the island of San Martín, on the Iguazú River and on the Argentine side of the falls. This place has various parts enabled for visitors from which to enjoy great views of the area. Here there is also a large amount of vegetation and jotes or American black vultures.
As we have just seen, Before visiting the Iguazú Falls, a series of decisions must be made: what season to go; how to get to the natural wonder, from Argentina or from Brazil; as well as discover all the tourist possibilities of the place where they are located to fully enjoy the experience.