The Iguazú Falls, along with the Perito Moreno Glacier, are the greatest tourist icons in Argentina.
Iguazú… “big waters”. Waterfalls… a roar that breaks the air from miles away. Jungle… the sounds of wild animals and the backdrop of verdant leaves.
Extremely beautiful, literally an earthquake for the senses, the Iguazú Falls are located in the northeast of Argentina, where a triple frontier is shared with Brazil and Paraguay.
The waterfalls assault the visitor with their torrents, so grand and loud that we, mere mortals, are confronted with the smallness and brevity of our lives. Lush green, gigantic leaves and flowers, red earth, the eyes of animals watching us, a heat that pierces the body.
In a guidebook an expert guide from Iguazú asked himself why the waterfalls are not as appreciated in Argentina as Patagonia and why the snow and ice is considered to be more “elegant” than the tropical heat of the jungle. We can’t say if this is true, but we can assure visitors to our country that this prejudice is unfounded.