The Breathtaking Iguazu Falls

Today I was taking a trip down memory lane and looking through the photos of my trip to Argentina in 2012. Three friends and I went to visit another friend in Buenos Aires for a month and got to visit this amazing city, as well as taking short trips to Punta del Este in Uruguay and Puerto Iguazu in the north of Argentina.

The Amazing Cataratas del Iguazu

At Puerto Iguazu, we got to witness what I still consider the most beautiful thing I have seen to this day: the Iguazu Falls (or Cataratas del Iguazu in Spanish). Right on the border between Argentina and Brazil, these beautiful waterfalls are taller than the Niagara Falls and twice as wide! This 2.7km wide group of 275 waterfalls is one of the top tourist destinations in South America and was named a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site about thirty years ago which ensures its protection.

 

We planned our visit over two whole days and visited both the Argentinian and the Brazilian sides. I’m so glad we did because the two are entirely different! On the Argentinian side, there are walkways literally right above the falls which make you realise just how tall and powerful they are. On the Brazilian side you can admire the falls from afar and get a much prettier panoramic view. It’s such a complete experience: your eyes are constantly amazed, you’re sprayed by the falls’ mist wherever you go and you can hear the water crashing from far away. As a bonus, everywhere you look, there are rainbows!

 A few snapshots!

Hands down, the Iguazu Falls are the most beautiful thing and most powerful experience I’ve had the chance of seeing and having to this day. Here are a few favorites from the millions of photos my friends and I took during that trip! The photos really don’t do it justice, but it’s a start!

Iguazu FallsArgentinian Side

Iguazu FallsBrazilian Side (rainbow!)

Iguazu FallsBrazilian Side

Iguazu FallsBrazilian Side (another rainbow!)

Iguazu FallsGarganta del Diablo

Hito de las Tres FronterasHito de las Tres Fronteras in Puerto Iguazu – Paraguay, Argentina and Brasil in one picture