Visit Iguazu Falls - 5 Reasons to Go to Iguazu Falls


Iguazu falls (Argentina, Brazil) are formed by 275 falls of up to 80 m height of which 80% are on the Argentine side, fed by the flow of the Iguazu River.


Below are the 5 reasons to go to Iguazu Falls.

1. There is a story behind the origin of this fall. Once a deity planned to marry a beautiful woman named Naipí but who fled with her mortal lover Tarobá in a canoe. This made him angry. In a rage, the deity sliced the river, creating the waterfalls and condemning the lovers to an eternal fall.

The first European to record the existence of the falls was the Spanish conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca in 1541.



2. The fall lies in the border between Brazil and Argentina which runs through the Devil's Throat. On the right bank is the Brazilian territory and covers over 20% of the jumps of these falls. The left side jumps are Argentine and makes up almost 80% of this huge falls.



3. The falls are shared by the Iguazú National Park (Argentina) and Iguaçu National Park (Brazil). Both of these parks were designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1984 and 1987, respectively.


4. Iguazu falls are taller than Niagara Falls and twice as wide. During the rainy season of November – March, the rate of flow of water going over the falls may reach 450,000 cubic feet (12,750 cubic m) per second. This is the best time to visit this fall.


5. The Devil’s Throat (Garganta del Diablo in Spanish or Garganta do Diabo in Portuguese), is U-shaped, 82 metres high, 150 m wide, and 700 m long (269×492×2,297 ft). cataract. This is the most impressive of all falls and marks the border between Argentina and Brazil. Majority of falls are about 64 metres (210 ft). Some high falls rise up to 82 meters (269 ft) in height.



Tell us if you like to travel here, enjoy this fall or if you have more interesting locations at Brazil, Argentina and rest of America
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