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Cataratas del Iguazu

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Parque Nacional Iguazu, Iguazu National Park 3370, Argentina
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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.
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Parque Nacional Iguazu, Iguazu National Park 3370, Argentina
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Reviewed yesterday

the Argentine side of the most excitement and adrenaline, besides being very beautiful and organized

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Reviewed yesterday

Spectacular, it must be seen from both sides, Argentine and Brazilian. The show within the Marco de las Tres Froteras (framework of the three borders) is very very good. Wee stayed in Foz de Iguazu, hotels of very good quality at comfortable prices, maybe better...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Tourist friendly, no wifi service other than in certain hubs but it made the trip even more special without connection. The park itself is impecably preserved, people there are kind and helpful. Not much food selection, so if you are looking to have a meal...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I was expecting a few half decent waterfalls before I went, so my expectations were completely blown away when I went, as the waterfalls are jaw dropping. You can really feel the force of the water when you get close to the waterfalls while walking...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This hotel is one of my favourites. The building is magnificent and the staff are genuine, helpful and delightful. A privilege to be able to stay in the park

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well structured. Very friendly staff. Good and clear signs. Good train connections. In a few words an experience one should not miss when being in LATAM.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the most fantastic place I have been to. The raw power of these falls need to be seen to be believed. The whole place is one great big nature reserve. Fabulous.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice attraction, one of the best places I've ever visit. Could have some more information (directions and meters to go)

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Iguazú Falls is something you will never forget! Argentina and Brasil sides offer very different views, both fantastic! Going with children and/or grandchildren is both highly recommendable. Four nights stay is perfect.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth the long 10km walks on the different trails. Of course you can take the train in the park but why do that when you can enjoy nature. Come close to howler monkeys, toucans, kingfishers, caoti's (all over the place), butterflies etc. The speed boat...More

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Response from Jodie B | Reviewed this property |
The Brazil side is the ‘dramatic’ side because you walk in front of the main waterfalls. The Argentina side is walking through the ‘jungle’ and lot more flora and fauna, also on Argentina side you can walk along the top of... More
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Response from brentling | Reviewed this property |
Get to the terminal in Puerto Iguazu and jump on a bus there to the Argentinian side. From an immigration point of view, we found it quick, easy and relatively inexpensive to use a taxi to cross the border - they point you... More
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