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Lake Itaipu

Foz do Iguacu, State of Parana, Brazil
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Type: Bodies of Water
Description: This huge artificial lake, which resulted from the construction of the Itaipu Dam, provides a lovely setting for relaxing or fishing.
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English first
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Very nicely build and huge structure worth every penny that was spent on it. It was also very organised and you can feel the power on it.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Itaipu Lake is a very calm place, but somehow far from any other attraction. There is a lot of nature and the water is not cold.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Located in between lot of green....nature is a blessing around the Itaipu lake....nice place to relaxe with pea of mind....

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Trinidad
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146 reviews 146 reviews
121 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

One wonders about the multi-talented geniuses that walk this planet. Everything seem to be in place to harness this flow of water to generate electricity to service the country.

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Toronto
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

It's easy to see why the Brazilians are so proud of this dam. It's a huge feat of engineering. But the scale of the project makes you question what happened to all the people who must have lived in the area when they flooded such a huge area to create the dam. It's great though that 100% of Paraguay's electicity... More

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Canelones, Uruguay
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48 reviews 48 reviews
41 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Beautiful place, it is really incredible. So nice places. You have everything there: clean bathrooms, great (and cheap) food, a cinema. Guided tours are in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Very good attention. So easy to access.

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São Paulo, Sp
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266 reviews 266 reviews
80 attraction reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

One of the largest man-made lakes in the world, the Itaipu lake impresses one at first sight. Take a boat tour and you will not regret.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
42 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

I know the itaipu company have done a lot of good with the profits from thedam. I appreciate all the facts about how much forest has been preserved, however it would have been nice to get balanced information. I also wanted to know how many towns were flooded, whether there were any casualties when the resevoir filled quicker due to... More

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Pittsburgh, PA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

The Brazilian side gives much better tours than the Paraguayan side.. Impressive! Good way to spend an afternoon!

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Houston, Texas
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57 reviews 57 reviews
53 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

the lake looks great from the top of the dam when you are touring the dam. we did not have any info on boating activities here, we would have welcomed that experience

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