Visiting the Iguazu Falls, the Argentina Side
Iguazu Falls are the largest waterfall in the world, comprising falls on both the Brazil and Argentina sides. While not the tallest waterfall in the world (that honor goes to Victoria Falls), Iguazu is the widest falls and also has the world’s highest recorded flow. 80% of the falls are located within Argentina, though much of the river basin is in Brazil. Iguazu Falls is a UNESCO World Heritage Site – the Argentinian side was listed in 1984 and the Brazil side in 1986 – but both countries listed the falls as National Parks back in the 1930s. The Argentinian national park is home to endemic wildlife and several great hiking trails, as well as a boating experience that will take you up close and personal with the waterfalls.
The falls are a popular tourist attraction and are accessible from both Buenos Aires and cities across Brazil. There are two main towns near the park entrance, one in each country, that form the base for most travelers visiting.... Continue Reading at Travel Passionate