The Brazilian side of the Iaguazu falls lies across the river. It is the same geographic feature, as nature has no borders, but from the Brazilian side, visitors may appreciate the falls from a different perspective.
Rumor has it that the waterfalls are different “on the other side”. They look larger, more visual, and ideal to take a huge panoramic picture and share it with acquaintances, family and friends.
The truth is that on the Brazilian side, the waterfalls are just the same, but visitors may catch a complete glimpse of their front view, as well as of their grandness, due to the geographic situation of Parque Nacional do Iguaçú, which we reached by car from the City of Puerto Iguazú.
Parque Nacional do Iguaçu is wonderful from every point of view and, just like its Argentinian equivalent, it is nestled in the heart of this green thick rainforest where palm trees, climbing plants, bamboo and ivy are common and give shape to an almost impenetrable layer.
The falls from a different perspective
a huge panoramic picture
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Wonderful from every point of view
A unique circuit of footbridges
Is in truth impressive
Parque Nacional do Iguaçu, in Brazil, was declared World Natural Heritage by UNESCO in 1986, which practically coincided with the same declaration on the Argentinian side, in this case under the name Parque Nacional Iguazú.
The area the visitor may access is made up by a unique circuit of footbridges right in front of the falls. That is why it is said that there is a panoramic view of the waterfalls. The landscape offered by the footbridges is in truth impressive.
This circuit of footbridges is about 1,200 meters long, with slopes that invite visitors to walk to different points from where the river and the Argentinian footbridges on the opposite shore may be observed. Viewers can feel as if they were inside the waterfalls.
As we walked to the end of the tour, from where the vastness of the water falling into the famous Devil’s Throat may be appreciated, our heartbeats grew stronger. Feeling the river falling into the void and crashing against the bed is an experience second to none.
For such purpose, our Brazilian fellowmen have had the bright idea of setting up an elevator whose glass windows offer a great view of the majestic falls.
This is a wise kind of harmony that gives evidence of the fact that progress and order may perfectly accompany Mother Nature all around the park.
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