The best thing about the Argentine side of the falls is that you get to wander deeper into the forest and closer to the falls. In my humble opinion, you really can't get the full experience of visiting the mighty "cataratas" without visiting both sides. The Brazilian side will give you a perspective of just how wide and enormous the waterfalls are and the Argentine side brings you up close and personal with the power of the water and inside the surrounding forest.
Fondest memory: This picture was taken as I was walking along the Green Trail, which is the first footpath you'll encounter when you visit the Argentine side of the falls. Don't be surprised if you see some wildlife cross the path.
Favorite thing: Did you ever see the movie "The Mission" with Robert DeNiro? If so, you'll surely recognize the scenery here in the Iguassu National Park in Argentina. If you haven't seen the movie, I'd highly recommend seeing it either before or after your visit. It's really a magical place that is filled with the sounds of chirping birds and falling water.
After taking the boat this bridge will take you to the panorama of La Garganta del diablo.
It was mid-destroyed some years ago, and that's why you have to take the boat.
It only takes you 5-10 minutes to do it.
If you want a suggestion, you'll have to do a thing.
Take the fist bus from Puerto Iguaçú to the falls.
And when you arrrive at El Parque Nacional de Iguaçú, don't stop until you arrive at the boat that takes you to the La Garganta del Diablo Fall, the biggest of the zone.
Be the first and you'll be alone.
We went so early that in the same bus there was the cashier and the driver of the boat.
later the zone gets full of people.
If you want to see all the both sides of the waterfalls (argentinian and brazilian), you have to go from Argentina because there is a regulation that forbids to go to some places if you come from Brazil.
...and go to 'Ciudad del Este, Paraguay' only if it's necessary (it's not a nice place).
More information: www.pr.gov.br/celepar/sema/parques/figuacu, www.misiones.org.ar, www.cataratasdeliguazu.com.ar
Fondest memory: The Birds in the Forest Park (www.parquedasaves.com.br), where a big bird attacked my head!!!! (Some people took pictures of it, if you recognize me, send me one, please!!!)
...And I can recomend you do NOT go to the Rafain Churrascaria. Well, I have to say that the food is good but about the show... COME ON!!!!
The portion of the Rio Iguazu that supplies the water that make the Iguazu Falls is called the Rio Iguazu Superior.
Be back with more info.
I just loved watching the birds, the animals and vegetation and i urge you to do the same before its gone forever!!!
Fondest memory: this is an ocelote...
the most beautiful animal there is...
Favorite thing: This picture was taken in 2002 during my first trip to Iguazu. We are very close to one of the many waterfalls enjoying the mist.
Favorite thing: The Argentine side of the falls allows you to get a little closer to the action, while the Brazilian side provides great panoramic views. You can easily spend the whole day exploring the trails.
There is so much water that crushes that you get wet.
It's not a bad resolution pic, it's just the water.
Favorite thing: in the middle of the falls there is an isle where you can see incredible views and hear at the spectacular noise..
There is a motor boat that takes you almost under the San Martin Fall.
It's very interesting and fascinating.
Its' the boat you can see down in the left of the pic.