Iguazu Falls and Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
From Puerto Iguazu it was a short ride to Iguazu Falls.
Iguazu Falls is considered one of the seven wonders of the natural world. So I thought that it was worth a visit.Parque Nacional Iguazu. Bought an admission ticket for 130 Pesos and walked in.
The name "Iguazu" comes from the Guarani or Tupi words "y", meaning "water", and "ûasú ", meaning "big". Legend has it that a god planned to marry a beautiful woman named Naipí, who fled with her mortal lover Tarobá in a canoe. In rage, the god sliced the river, creating the waterfalls and condemning the lovers to an eternal fall. The first European to find the falls was the Spanish conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca in 1541.
Iguazu Falls is located where the Iguazu River tumbles over the edge of the Paraná Plateau, 23 kilometres (14 mi) upriver from the Iguazu's confluence with the Paraná River.
Numerous islands along the 2.7-kilometre-long (1.7 mi) edge divide the falls into numerous separate waterfalls and cataracts, varying between 60 to 82 metres (197 to 269 ft) high.
The Iguazu Falls are arranged in a way that seems like a reverse letter "J".
Here is a comparison of waterfalls from around the world. The lengths are in meters.
The only wider falls are extremely large rapid-like falls such as the Boyoma Falls.
Upon seeing Iguazu, the United States' First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt reportedly exclaimed "Poor Niagara!"(which, at 50 m or 165 feet, are a third shorter).
The Devil's Throat in Argentina has water pouring into it from three sides. At one point a person can stand and be surrounded by 260 degrees of waterfalls.
Here's a short 1 minute video of the Devil's Throat.
Drinking it up.
After fallcoati. It is a relative of the raccoon. They are a bit of a pest and will still items of food or clothing if left unattended.
This industrious group of coatis was working together. One coati climbed the tree and shook the palm. The fruit fell down and the others dined.
I spent the entire day walking around the trails of the park.
Iguazu Falls... one of the seven wonders of the natural world.