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If you’re planning an epic adventure across South America and are lucky enough to visit Brazil and Argentina, then you must make sure to visit Iguazu Falls in South America.
This is one of the seven natural wonders of the world, and it’s easy to see why! It’s more than waterfall, but a natural wonder I think should top everyone’s must see list!
Iguazu falls (also referred to as Iguassu Falls or Iguacu Falls) is a huge waterfall between Brazil and Argentina on the Iguazu River and surrouned by the Iguazú National Park.
Victoria Falls may be the largest waterfall in the world, and Niagara Falls the most famous, but Iguazu is by far the most beautiful.
The only problem with a waterfall that sits on the border of two countries is…which side of the Iguazu Falls is better?
The equal opportunist in me would say, both sides are great! That’s the honest truth. You should definitely see both if you can.
Having had the chance to visit both sides from Foz do Iguacu (Brazil) and Parque Nacional in Puerto Iguazu (Argentina), I know which is my favorite.
But we are not all blessed with the luxury of seeing both, so this is for those who can’t decide between Iguazu Falls Brazil or Argentina.
I have compared my experience of visiting Iguazu Falls on both sides of the fence, so you can make a better informed decision about which side to visit.
Quick Facts about Iguazu Falls
But first, let’s quickly introduce these falls to you. I’m surprised that I never heard much about the falls prior to our South America trip and the truth is, Iguazu doesn’t get the same hype as other waterfalls such as Niagara or Victoria.
Well, that’s all about to change. Here are some facts you may not know about Iguazu Falls:
- Taller than Niagara; wider than Victoria
- Iguazu translated from the native Indian language means “Big Water“
- Greatest average annual flow of water in the world
- Featured in the movie Mr. Magoo and Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
- They are owned by the two UNESCO World Heritage sites; Iguazú National Park in Argentina and Iguaçu National Park in Brazil.
- They are the result of a volcanic eruption which left a huge crack in the earth.
- There are 275 waterfalls of the Iguazu River and stretch for 2.7 km (1.67 miles)
Arguably the most beautiful natural wonders I’ve ever seen. So you’re…
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