Iguassu waterfallsconsists of two different rivers (Irai and Atuba) united near the city of Curitiba. In the last few kilometers before entering the Parana River, the waterfalls create border between Argentina (Misiones state) 80% and Brazil (Parana state) 20%.
Near the place where the Iguassu Waterfalls pour into the River Parana, there are cities Foz do Iguaçu on the Brazilian side and Puerto Iguazú on the Argentina side. Both cities are connected to each other by a bridge passing through the river.
The most famous feature of the Iguazú Waterfall Argentinais the waterfalls a few kilometers before the river. The waterfalls are also located at the border. Although much of it is in the Argentine part where the glorious “Devil’s Throat” is available, man feels the effect of the waterfalls better in Brazil. In the Iguassu Waterfalls with a total width of 2700 m, an average of 1,700 m³ / s water is poured and 75,000 m³ / s water after long rains is poured in 75 meters in two steps.
The Iguassu Waterfall in the History
This natural beauty was discovered in 1542 by ÁlvarNúñezCabeza de Vaca. When Eleanor Roosevelt looked at this breathtaking nature, he can spelled only two words: “Poor Niagara”
The national park including both Brazilian and Argentinian sides was taken to UNESCO’s list of “World Heritage” in 1984. It plays a very important economic role for the tourism of local people.
The Iguassu Waterfall entered the temporary (uncertain) list of the World’s 7 Natural Wonders. It took place in the top 7 in the survey that was made by The Swiss Foundation New7Wonders whose center is in Geneva.
Tourism for Local People
Thanks to The Iguassu Waterfalls, economically local people have got high standards. Every year including First Ladies are visiting this beauty of nature.
500 meters before the waterfalls there is a Bird Park at the Brazilian side. Man can see rare bird types and other animals. Brazilian symbol animal Coati can be seen at the national park when it hangs around freely. They may approach you insidiously and snatch your food. Coatis were a national emblem in Brazil 2014 World Cup.
The Waterfalls are inside a National Park. You can go there with a bus or at the Argentine side there is a Rainforest Ecological Train. It is almost similar to the train in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Train. It brings the visitors directly to the Devil’s Throat.
Hotels and Accommodation
Thanks to The Waterfalls, both Brazil side and Argentine side have got too many hotels, bungalow houses, hostel facilities.
Around the National Park there are a lot of restaurants, cafes and bars. You can eat local foods both Argentine and Brazil.
At both side the cities have got airports at the city center. After landing man can reach the waterfalls via buses, taxies or special tours.