Iguaçu Falls (Cataratas do Iguaçu)

If you’re visiting South America, the Iguaçu falls is a destination that should not be missed.

One of the great natural wonders of the world and a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Iguaçu falls are located and shared between Argentina and Brazil (with Paraguay sharing a smaller portion) and offer some of the most stunning sceneries.

Their name comes from the Tupi “Y ûasu” meaning “big water”, and its name is certainly a perfect description for the falls.

They are much higher than the Niagara falls and twice as wide.  You will be amazed by the tonnes of water falling overliffs and the mist arising from the jungle underneath.

Both Argentina and Brazil offer circuits, boat rides, and other activities so tourists are not only left to take in the view, they are offered to be part of it all.

One of the best places within the different circuits is the “Devil’s throat”. These are the highest falls, measuring 80m in a horseshoe shape.

If you’d like to see some striking pictures of the falls follow this link.  Here is also a piece written by The Guardian Travel Section on the Iguaçu Falls containing tourist information and some great tips as well.

What do you think about these stunning falls? Are you one of the lucky ones who have visited them? Use the comments section below to tell us more!