Iguazu Falls is the earthly tourist destination that perhaps most exceeds expectation. Breathtaking, stunning — all the usual words attest to the great visual power of this enormous example of nature’s majesty. It’s known to have a large emotional effect on its viewers.
Then there is the sound — the great pure roar of the falls. And the topographical element — the way these falls naturally form a border between the great nations of Brazil and Argentina. Seemingly unblemished even by the visits of more than a million sightseers a year, Iguazu Falls is the king of bucket lists everywhere.
- There are more than 270 falls in all.
- Size and scale dwarf earth’s other waterfalls. (Victoria Falls is taller, but not as wide.)
- One set of 14 falls — called the “Devil’s Throat” — drops more than 80 km or more than 260 feet.
- Iguazu Falls is twice as high as Niagara Falls
- 1500 cubic meters of water flows through per second
- That’s the average — during rainy season it can reach 12,750 cubic meters
- You might see a jaguar
- There is little development; it remains pristine nature.
- The whole of Iguazu Falls is almost two miles (1.67) in breadth.