Out of every park or natural view I’ve seen here, Iguazu Falls is by far the most memorable. Although it was pouring rain on one of the days that I was there, it was absolutely breathtaking.

Iguazu Falls is known as one of the biggest waterfalls in the world. Located on the border of Argentina and Brasil, it’s hidden in the jungle, which is filled with wildlife unlike anything I’ve ever seen. If you think the squirrels at Hope College are bad, you have not seen the way coati, (pictured below), behave at a café. There are also jaguars, capybaras, toucans, and capuchin monkeys, to name a few.

Iguazu Falls is a national park that has a variety of adventures to partake in. There are a dozen trails to hike and miradores (viewpoints) to view the falls. There’s also a little train that can take you from trail to trail through the forest. Or, if you’re up for more of an adventure, sign up for the safari! It takes you on a drive through the jungle to see wildlife, but only before you hop on a boat that takes you directly to one of the main waterfalls. You’ll be drenched afterwards, but it is so worth it.

I highly recommend it to anyone traveling to Argentina. It’s unlike any ecosystem I have ever seen, and it is quite the spectacular view.

Published by Maggie Gillich

Class of 2023 Psychology and Spanish Double Major IES Buenos Aires, Argentina

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