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“Most beautiful place”
Review of Iguazu Falls

Iguazu Falls
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Owner description: The Iguazu National Park was created in 1934, with approximately 67,620 hectares/167,091 acres was declared "Natural Heritage to the Humanity" by the UNESCO in 1984 due to its scenic beauties and to the great biological diversity of the subtropical forest. This natural sanctuary, was declareted new 7 wonder of the world in 11/11/11. The Iguazu Falls are located in the Argentina's northeaster corner, bestowed with benevolent rains and temperatures (15ºC/59°F average in Winter and 30ºC/ 86°F average in Summer) brings about a very humid atmosphere almost windless due to the leafy vegetation canopy. The Iguazu river has a total extension of 1320 km/ 820 miles until flowing into the Parana River, 23 km/ 14 miles after the waterfalls. Inside the National Park, the river widens to about 1500 meters/ 0.9 miles and turns south, next it turns north, in the shape of a wide "U" where the river mouth presents the abrupt slump of soil which conforms the cataratas: a magnificent waterfall. All along the above mentioned prominent curve, a proliferation of reefs, islets and prolonged islands provoke the fragmentation of the river in numerous branches. When the river reaches the cliff, each branch becomes a waterfall and together comprise the great Iguazu Waterfalls. The Iguazu Falls appear grandiose and majestic in the Misiones forest dazzling visitors from all over the world. In celebration of all this beauty and unique attraction as from July 2001, a new concept of ecological tourism has been implemented within the Iguazu National Park, with an investment of 25 million dollars and service and facilities according to the international tourist demands, prioritizing at the same time the Park's care and preservation, a sample of the Paranaense Subtropical Forest declared Natural Heritage to the Humanity" by the UNESCO in 1984. The fundamental objectives of this enterprise are the recover and conservation of the Waterfall Area, and the incentive to the present and future generations to renew the legendary admiration arisen by this wonderful masterpiece of nature. Today, our visitors can enjoy safe and modern walkways from start to finish of the impressive falls and the Upper and Lower Circuits and the Devil's Throat, and facilities according to the natural environment such as the new Visitor Center and the alternative transportation of the Ecological Forest Train, which complies with international policies of accessibility and preservation of the World Union for Nature Conservation.
Reviewed April 7, 2014

Iguaza Falls is the most beautiful place I have every been too. Both the Brazilian and Argentinian sides are gorgeous, the view is best from the Brazilian side but if you want to take a dip or go under the falls then the Argentinian side is where you can do all of that. Do both while you are there, there are butterflies all over the place and the photos don't do it justice, its breath taking. A must see if you are in South America!

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Reviewed April 6, 2014

Words and pictures cannot describe how truly breathtaking this place is. Just when you think you have seen the most breathtaking view, you turn the corner and there is another. I was impressed with the well-maintained walkways and infrastructure within the park. It is amazing to walk with and be surrounded by the amazing Iguazu Falls from so many angles. Argentina has really gone above and beyond to highlight such a national gem!

1  Thank DanJamLondon
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Reviewed April 5, 2014

Iguazu falls was amazing! It definitely beats out Niagara. The first day we went up, it was pouring rain. Lucky for us we had packed rain jackets (though ponchos are available for sale). Despite the rain, we still loved it and it cleared up by the afternoon. We were able to do the 3 trails and a the boat ride in the one day (though we had to rush the middle trail). The boat ride is a bit of a gimmick, but if you love the falls enough (which I did), it will be worth doing as it's another way to experience the falls (it is also better than the Lady of Mist ride in Niagara).

Due to the rain, the water levels were too high to go to the island in the middle--though the receptionist our hotel highly recommended it. The falls was definitely worth the trip. We loved it so much we came back on the 2nd day after a trip to the Brazilian side so we could revisit the upper trail without rain.

Some tips:
1. We saw some people pack their own food and drinks--as it can be expensive for only mediocre options.
2. We took a bus with no issues
3. If you are planning to go a second day, make sure to register the first day (before you leave the park) so you can get a 50% discount on your entry fee. I did not realize we needed our passports to register, but luckily had a photocopy on hand.

5  Thank travelstarling
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Reviewed April 5, 2014

Park is amazing and we had a lot of fun especially on Argentinean side. Boat ride was fun but did not appreciate the fact that we were soaking wet after the ride. So wet that our shoes were full of water. It would have been a lot nicer that someone has told us before ride that this is going to happen. That way we would had our swimming suits and flip flops on. They literally took us under the falls.
The biggest disappointment was the service from VISION 2000 company that offers dvd's with our boat ride. We have asked 3 times after our ride do they know exactly on which boat we were on and they were sure of it. Since we had good seats and since we thought we had great video we payed 25$ and got our dvd that same night only 3 hours later than promised. However once we started watching it we realized that we did not get our video but somebody else's. BIG DISAPPOINTMENT. Dont do business with them. Enjoy the falls...

Thank Aritea
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Reviewed April 5, 2014

Beautiful from every angle, but lots of walking for little ones. And you are not allowed to let them ride daddy's shoulders as it's elevated walkways over water. To see all of it was about 7-8 kms of walking. Plenty of cafe's to buy drinks and snacks.

Thank Expatmum973
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