Did you know that the largest waterfall system in the world is Iguazú Falls in South America?
One of the most amazing sights for any traveler visiting South America is Iguazú Falls on the border between Brazil and Argentina. Its spectacular roaring water is an unforgettable experience for anyone that is lucky enough to see its power in person.
Iguazú Falls can be accessed either from the Brazilian or the Argentinian side of the falls. Two towns serve as the gateway to the falls, one in each country. Visitors often set up their base either in Puerto Iguazú in Argentina or in Foz do Iguacu on the Brazilian side.
Each country has its own national park that serves as a protected natural area for the falls, and both have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site.
As mentioned earlier, Iguazú Falls is, in total, the largest waterfall system in the world. It is a large and imposing complex that measures 1.7 miles in width, over two times the width of Niagara Falls!
The falls’ highest drop also measures 269 feet. The falls, in total, have the sixth-greatest average annual water flow of any waterfall in the world.
If you are lucky enough to visit the falls, you will never forget the thundering roar of the water and the visceral sight of nature’s power. Be sure to take advantage if you have the opportunity to go!