Highlights and main attractions of Iguazu Falls
Many would say these are the worlds most dramatic, overwhelming and majestic falls, so to simply describe them as impressive would be an understatement. A complex network of some 275 separate individual falls that together crash over the jungle-covered cliffs to create a mesmerising spectacle at the point where Argentina and Brazil collide, Iguazu is one of Argentina’s true highlights. Shared with Brazil and with national parks on either side of their border, some choose to combine both sides for an overall experience, as whilst Argentina has 80% of the falls, Brazil enjoys some of the better panoramic views. The name Iguazu stems from a local Indian language and loosely translates as ‘Big Water’.
Coatis, similar to racoon can be regularly seen in and around the national park and colourful butterflies, toucans and parrots can be spotted on the various nature trails.
The surrounding countryside is comprised of forest and parkland that plays home to various wildlife species.