Located on the boarder of Brazil and Argentina, Iguassu Falls (Iguazu Falls) are a sight for sore eyes! They’re not the world’s biggest or widest but the views and trails allow close up encounters with the falls that are next to none. The Das Cataratas is the only hotel on the Brazilian side of Iguassu National park. The hotel’s service and rooms are faultless and its location is ideal for starting the Devil’s Throat trail.
The Devil’s Throat
The Devil’s Throat features the most impressive of the falls. Here you can get to within 10 feet where you can observe a tremendous amount of water funnel into a torrent. However don’t expect to stay dry with the spectacular spray it creates. The thundering sound of the water is pretty incredible too! Devil’s Throat is not only magical because of the falls: the 700 species of butterflies that surround the place and settle on your skin is surreal.
The Three Musketeers
The main event at Iguassu is undoubtedly the boat trip from Argentina, which you can get to via a bridge, half painted in the Brazilian colours and the other half in Argentinean colours. After being decked out with waterproof ponchos the boat will take you to a safe distance from The Three Musketeers and San Martin for a photo opportunity before a closer inspection, where you will get a drenching. It is a truly exhilarating experience and the more you scream and shout the closer your skipper will take you.
There is so much to see in Iguassu National Park, you could easily spend a weekend in Argentina enjoying it. There is more availability for hotels in Argentina than Brazil but the ratings vary a lot. The Hotel Saint George is great value for money and the hotel is pristinely kept, located just 19kms from the falls. If it’s luxury and a romantic setting you’re after, then stay at the La Cantera Jungle Lodge Iguazu. Car hire in Argentina is a good option if you want an independent trip and internal flights to Argentina from other parts of South America are relatively good value.