The Iguacu Falls

Brazil is the South America’s largest country in terms of population and geographical land area. It is particularly a Portuguese-speaking nation. The county has a huge coastline bordered by the Atlantic Ocean in the east. Brazil id one of the world’s largest economy and is home to diverse natural resources, waterfalls, grasslands, parks, and animal habitats. Rainforests are also an important component of the Brazil mainland.


Iguacu Falls is known as the Iguazu Falls in Brazil. It is one of important natural resources of Brazil. The waterfall originated from the Iguazu River. The river is located in the state of Parana. The river divides the falls into upper and lower Iguazu. The origination of the river is traced to the city of Curtiba and runs from Brazil through Argentina.


According to history, the first European who discovered the falls was Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca in 1541. It was rediscovered in the 19th century. The Iguacu Falls became a place of attraction in Brazil especially among couples. The landscape surrounding the falls offer stunning views and is a perfect place for photography. There are several tours conducted by travel agents in Brazil to the Iguazu Falls.


One of the major accolades received by the Iguazu Falls was when the place was nominated as one of the New7Wonders of Nature. The New Seven Wonders of the World Foundation made the nomination.

Features of Iguacu Falls

It is a 2.7 km long waterfall along the Iguazu River. Some of the independent falls of the Iguazu measures up to 82 meters in height. The most impressive individual waterfall is the The Devil’s Throat measuring 64 meters. Cataract is another beautiful falls part of Iguazu. It marks the border between Argentina and Brazil. The lower Iguazu water gets collected in a canyon that meets the drains in the Parana River. Parana River flows through the Brazilian state of Parana River. The downstream water drains into the Itaipu Dam.


Iguazu offers better views and walkways to its tourists. The small independent splits of the main Iguacu Falls provide a complete 360-degree view of the place. You can trace the falls beginning Brazil and until Argentina.


Another important feature of the falls is that is accessible by the public. It can be reached from the two main towns falling on either side of the falls. Foz do Iguaçu in the Brazilian sarantonello Puerto Iguazú in the Argentina province of Misiones connects the falls by roadways. It can be visited from Ciudad Del Este in Paraguay and Foz do Iguacu east of Parana River. The Iguazú National Park in Argentina and Iguaçu National Park of Brazil shares the falls.