Iguazu falls are called in several names. And these are Iguazu falls or Iguassu falls. Actually Iguazu is Guarani or Tupi language. It carries the meaning big water. Iguazu falls cross the boundary between Argentina and Brazil. Argentina covered almost two third of this falls and the left part located in Brazil. Iguazu falls divide the river into upper and lower Iguazu.
Iguazu is taller than Niagara Falls because it is 2.7 kilometer in width and height varies between 200 feet to 269 feet. The water falls system comprises of 275 falls along 1.67 miles of the Iguazu River.
In 1541 the first European who found the falls named Alvar Nunez Cabezza de Vaca. This guy was Spanish conquistador. Second time it was rediscovered at the last moment of nineteenth century by Boseli.
To get accessibility you must confirm the possible visa when entering from either the Brazil or the Argentina side as I mentioned that the falls comprises both countries.
Authority creates a chance to allow visitors to get close up to this wonder of this natural beauty and power. They have built special walkways around the Iguazu falls.
The Iguazu falls are so flawless. It has been used as the canvas of many films including “Happy Together (1997 , Mr Magoo (1997), Miami Vice(2006) and Indiana Jones as well as the kingdom for the Crystal Skull (2008)”.
Iguazu Falls Details
Location: Misiones Province (Argentina) and Paraná (Brazil).
Type : Cataract
Total height: 60–82 meters (197–269 feet)
Number of drops: 275
Longest drop: 82 meters (269 feet)
Total width: 2.7 kilometers (1.7 miles)
Watercourse: Iguazu River
Average flow rate: 1,756 m3/s
- Argentine: Cataratas del Iguazú International Airport (IGR)
- Brazilian: Foz do Iguaçu International Airport (IGU).
- Iguazu is 25 kilometer from Argentina airport
You are deeply advised specially visitors to Brazil to visit Iguazu falls during spring or autumn. Because summer is very hot and humid while the water levels drops considerably in winter. Currently Iguazu has the best average annual flow of any waterfalls in the world.
In Brazil you will get the terrific scenery and in Argentina you get a more critical look. The Iguazu falls are now the part of the UNESCO world heritage side.
The natural beauty of Iguazu falls is really charming and peoples get fresh air in this area. It helps to remove the monotony of life. So you must take at least two days to visit this magnificent falls.