Iguazu Falls, a natural wonder

The gorgeous Iguazu Falls lies within Argentinian territory in Misiones province on the border with Brazil. Covering the border between three states, Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay, Iguazu waterfalls are spectacular and often a must in the best South American tours.

These falls are made up of 275 individual waterfalls that stretch for over two miles. The thundering falls are an amazing sight to see, and they can be reached by air, land, or water.

Whether you’re looking for a thrilling adventure or want to take in the beauty of nature, the Iguazu Falls should definitely be on your list of places to visit.

Click here to book your Iguazu Falls tour with a boat ride!

Iguazu Falls, a natural wonder in three countries

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The cities of the three states from which you can have access to the falls are Foz do Iguaçu in Brazil, Puerto Iguazu in Argentina and Ciudad del Este in Paraguay.

I’ve only been to the Brazilian and Argentinian sides, which are known for the best views.

The world’s largest waterfalls, Iguazu comprises many falls as the Iguazu River flows into the Upper Paraná River on the Paraná Plateau thundering down for almost 300 mt.

Their grandeur given by the massive water amount constantly flowing and roaring leaves visitors overwhelmed, and was the reason behind Eleanor Roosevelt’s famous quote: “Poor Niagara”.

In no way words can describe these falls’ power and magnificence, barely pictures can show a little bit of this natural wonder, but only going and seeing by yourself will do real justice to it.

Alongside the Iguazu Falls, Argentina also boasts the beautiful Mt Fitz Roy in the Patagonia region.

Among the best things to do in Argentina, Iguazu falls will immediately get you super excited, catch you by surprise and turn you into one of its lifetime fans.

Hundreds of thousands of people visit Iguazu every year. To have a better view of the waterfalls, you can take the lift at the bottom of Salto Floriano.

You can also choose to see the view with a helicopter from just 110 USD of the Brazilian side of the falls.

Some 82 meters tall, 2.7 kilometres wide, and with 275 waterfalls/cataracts, they are the largest waterfall on earth. Some 3000 cubic meters of water flow every two seconds.

The size, shape, and scale of Iguazu U-shaped monster falls are unlike any other waterfalls.

Tips for visiting Iguazu Falls

Iguazu Falls, a natural wonder
A view from the Brazilian side

Visitors can reach the falls from Foz do Iguaçu in Brazil and Puerto Iguazú in Argentina or from Ciudad del Este in Paraguay.

If you are going to visit the Iguazu Falls from either Brazil or Argentina, make sure to check for visa requirements.

If you are going to visit the waterfalls from Brazil, check out with a tour agency and they will sort out your visa in half a day.

Visitors are encouraged to arrange tours in advance to make sure they have a smoother trip. Iguazu waterfalls have been used for a few Hollywood movies.

We have booked a full Iguazu safari with a boat ride included and we loved it.

Click here to book your 3-day tour to the Brazilian and Argentinian side of the Iguazu Falls!

The best time to visit Iguazu Waterfalls is during spring or autumn because summer is too hot and during winter the water level drops. If you wish to book an experience for a smaller group of 2 to the Iguazu Falls, check out this private 3-day tour. And if you are a fan of wellness and healthy trips, check out this cool morning bike tour with yoga right near the Iguazu Falls.

The Iguazu Falls are one of nature’s most spectacular displays. Spanning almost two kilometers, these falls are a sight to behold. But how tall are they? How much water flows over them every second? And what is the best way to see them? Wonder no more! Read on for all the answers to your questions about the Iguazu Falls.

Iguazu Falls FAQs

Where are the waterfalls of Iguazu located?

The falls are located on the Iguazu River, which forms the border between Brazil and Argentina. About two-thirds of the falls lie in Argentina, and the rest are in Brazil.

The Iguazu waterfalls also touch the Paraguay border. So, basically, it’s located between three countries.

What is the closest city to Iguazu waterfalls?

The Iguazu waterfalls are located on the border between Argentina and Brazil. They are one of the most beautiful natural wonders in the world, and many people want to know what the closest city is so they can visit.

The answer depends on which side of the falls you are looking at! The Argentinian side is closest to the city of Posadas, while the Brazilian side is closest to Foz do Iguacu. =

Either way, both cities are within driving distance of the falls and offer numerous tourist attractions themselves. So if you’re looking for an amazing adventure, be sure to add Iguazu Falls to your list!

Is there a rainforest close to Iguazu Falls?

One of the most popular questions that visitors to Iguazu Falls ask is whether there is a rainforest close by. The answer, unsurprisingly, is yes! In fact, the rainforest stretches out for miles and miles around the falls.

If you’re looking to explore the rainforest during your visit to Iguazu Falls, be sure to check out some of these nearby attractions.

How many miles long is Iguazu Falls?

The Iguazu Falls are one of the most beautiful and impressive natural wonders on Earth, one of the natural landscapes Brazil is so famous for. They stretch for two miles, making them one of the longest waterfalls in the world. If you’re looking for an unforgettable experience, be sure to visit this stunning sight!

How tall is Iguazu Falls?

The Iguazu Falls are a series of waterfalls located on the Iguazu River, which forms the border between Argentina and Brazil.

At 639 feet (195 meters) the Iguazu Falls are some of the largest and tallest on Earth, and they can be quite breathtaking to behold.

Are you in Argentina and want to visit the Iguazu Falls from Puerto Iguazu? Join this fun 4-day adventurous safari that will also show you the Brazilian side.

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16 thoughts on “Iguazu Falls, a natural wonder”

  1. Oh, wow! Huge waterfalls are so mysterious to me. I feel like they have so much power and it’s so beautiful at the same time.

  2. Powerful! Have you seen Miami Vice (the one with Colin Farrell)? If I’m not mistaken they had some amazing shots of the Iguazu falls in one scene.

    • I haven’t seen it, I only remember the old Miami Vice serial tv :) Powerful indeed, I could stay hours staring at the huge water flow coming down!

    • LOL! Really? I thought the Niagara were pretty impressive too, although I know the Iguazu falls are the largest in the world, seriously sometimes I thought eye sight was not wide enough to cover them all!


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