If you are looking for a stunning beauty, you should not look too far than the Iguassu Falls in Paraguay. It will not be considered a natural wonder of the world and a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site for nothing.
One of the first things that will amuse you about the Iguassu Falls is its location. It can be accessed not just through Paraguay but also through the two other countries that borders it – Argentina and Brazil.
If you talk about location, Iguassu Falls is accessible through three different cities from three different countries – Ciudad del Este in Paraguay, Puerto Iguazu in Argentina, and Foz do Iguaçu in Brazil.
You may choose your transport mode – by plane, by bus, by car. Iguassu Falls is a major tourist attraction from all sides of the countries it borders on. You would not find it difficult to get there because transport service is quite efficient.
What to See There
The Iguassu Falls is a stunning view all on its own. That is, besides the fact that it borders in three different South American countries. Undoubtedly, this is one of the major attractions of this side of the world.
Why not? Iguassu Falls offer picturesque views of bodies of water running down astounding cliffs that are practically twice as wide as the Niagara Falls and certainly much, much taller.
There are many different activities that you could get yourself into while admiring the stunning view. There are many water activities available such as boating. You could also explore the jungle that sits nearby the falls and get acquainted to the place’s rich wildlife and flora and fauna.
Iguassu Falls goes by three different names – Yguazu, Iguaçu, and Iguazu. All of which are rooted from the three different countries it borders on. Its original name, however, was given by the Guarani natives who dwelled on the place way, way back, before the Europeans arrived to conquer it. Interestingly, the original spelling of the name for the stunning natural landmark is Yguazu, similar to the spelling of the Paraguayans.
A trip to Iguassu Falls have a varied price tag, depending on which part of the border you want to see it in and what type of accommodations and activities you want to include in your itinerary. If you are coming from a foreign country, it is advisable that you get yourself a decent tour guide to let you in on the best places to explore around the area and the best ways to enjoy them.
Although Iguassu Falls is quite more accessible to the Brazilian and Argentine borders respectively, the culture that thrives in it is undoubtedly very Paraguayan. The Guarani natives have a culture similar to the people of Paraguay. So understanding the Guarani culture as well as the spirit of the falls is all about understanding the Paraguayan way of life.