There are but three great waterfalls in the world, and curiously they seem to all fall on borders: Niagara Falls, on the border between the United States and Canada; Victoria Falls, between Zimbabwe and Zambia; and Iguaçu Falls, between Brazil and Argentina. Iguaçu is without doubt the most beautiful of the three. Niagara is impressive, but marred by 2 centuries of industry and kitsch. Victoria Falls in Africa is higher, but also narrower, and the mist thrown up by all that water funneling into such a tiny gorge greatly obscures the view.
In Iguaçu, the water pours down over not one but some 275 different cataracts, spread over a precipice some 3 miles (5km) wide and 266 ft.( 81m) high. The fine mist tossed up by all that falling water precipitates down and creates a microclimate of lush rainforest, with tropical birds and an abundant population of glorious butterflies.
Debate is endless as to whether the view from the Brazilian or Argentine side is better. You should really visit both sides to see for yourself.
The temperature and climate here is being fairly consistent throughout the year, with the highest water levels during the rainy season from May till July. Probably the best times to explore Iguacu Falls are during the months of September and October. The weather is nicer, the falls are beautiful and the area is less crowded.
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Located on the border of Brazil and Argentina, this is one of the most awe-inspiring wonders of the world, with water flowing over 275 falls, spread across 3 miles, and 266 feet high! You are in for a spectacular treat…