Iguazu Falls, Brazil & Argentina

Iguazu Falls


The Iguazu waterfalls are waterfalls of the Iguazu River located on the border of the Brazilian state of Paraná and the Argentine province of Misiones. The falls divide the river into the upper and lower Iguazu. The waterfall system consists of 275 falls along 2.7 kilometers (1.67 miles) of the Iguazu River.

Their name comes from the Guarani or Tupi words y (water) and ûasú.Legend has it that a god planned to marry a beautiful aborigine named Naipí, who fled with her mortal lover Tarobá in a canoe. In rage, the god sliced the river creating the waterfalls, condemning the lovers to an eternal fall.

The first European to find the falls was the Spanish Conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca in 1541, after whom one of the falls in the Argentine side is named.The falls were rediscovered by Boselli at the end of the nineteenth century, and one of the Argentine falls is named after him.

On the Argentinean side of the waterfall visitors can walk right around the falling water, take a boat tour to the mouth of the waterfall, and explore the National Park next to the waterfall. On the other hand, the Brazilian side offers beautiful panoramic views and displays the full splendor of the wonder of the world.

The Devil's Throat :

The Devil’s Throat is the site of the biggest waterfall and the greatest sight Iguazu Falls has to offer. It's a great amount of water gushing over 230 feet from above the waterfall or from many different angles in the surrounding area.

Here some nice views of Iguazu Falls:









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