The Iguassu National Park was established in 1934. It represents an immense area of subtropical forest with magnificent waterfalls located north of the Misiones province. It has great natural importance and ecological wealth. It is considered a World Heritage by UNESCO since 1984.
Its immense fauna is composed by more than 90 species, some of which are in danger, such as the Undi jaguar, the anteater, the ocelot and the Overo alligator. The park was created to preserve an important ecosystem and promote scientific studies on the abundant fauna and flora available.
The water force is known as Iguassu, which in the Tupi-Guarani language means “big water”. Every year, it attracts thousands of tourists who are delighted by the power of the 10 main waterfalls that lie along then magnificent Iguassu River, mainly found on Argentina.
The park is very well structured and offers comfort, shopping and food for tourists. Tourists will be even more fascinated finding coatis, toucans and beautiful butterflies along the trail and surrounded by the misty air and the sound of the running water.
There are numerous ways of visiting the exuberant waterfalls on the Argentinean side. The tourist will have the opportunity, at the Visitors Center, to take a train that leads them to the greatest site, the powerful Devil’s Throat. It is about 80 meters tall and can leave anyone astound, in complete silence, contemplating the beauty and power of Mother Nature.
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