“scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight” ~David Livingstone
The Breathtaking Iguazú Falls: Connecting Argentina and Brazil
Situated in the Iguazú National Park, between Argentina and Brazil, is one of the most visited and truly stunning places in nature, maybe even the world: Iguazú Falls. Iguazú Falls is the kind of place you can go to if you are looking to truly escape from reality. It’s a place where you can visually see the miracle of Mother Nature.
As the legend goes, there was once a great, ferocious snake that lived in the river. In order to calm the snake, the aborigines would sacrifice a woman every year. One year when a brave man rescued the woman and escaped with her down the river, the great snake became so enraged that he split the river thus forming the waterfalls and separating the man and woman.
It is those waterfalls that you see today. In the guarani language Iguazú means “great waters” but you’ll probably agree “great” doesn’t do this area justice.
There is a visitors’ center, walking trails, a train and more. There are two basic paths: one that leads down a footbridge to overlook the falls and the other that leads to the base of the falls. With over 270 falls forming a half moon there is no shortage of stunning beauty. But one of the most amazing sights is up the river further to the largest of the falls, the Devil’s throat.
Iguazú Falls is a must see for any traveler.