Tag: BR – Iguaçu National Park

Study warns of increased poaching if road through Brazil’s Iguaçu is reopened; Suzana Camargo; MongaBay

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Study warns of increased poaching if road through Brazil’s Iguaçu is reopened…

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The Best Times to Visit Brazil; Sorrel Moseley-Williams; The Points Guy

Sun, sand and caipirinhas to a samba soundtrack: Fun seekers can enjoy sultry weather and tropical beaches year-round in Brazil, South America’s biggest country (and the fifth-largest on Earth), depending on which area you visit. Rio de Janeiro should be on every traveler’s bucket list for its distinct tropical landscape, Christ the Redeemer statue (one …

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Top tips to get the best out of the Iguazu Falls; Rose Palmer; Travelettes

Brazil – Iguaçu National Park

Wow. That was my first impression of the Iguazu falls and I assume probably of everyone else who has ever visited them.

Even with all the facts and figures to hand (it’s four times as tall and twice as wide as Niagara Falls, with 553 cubic feet of water pouring down 275 separate cascades per second), it’s hard to convey the immensity and impact of this UNESCO World Natural Heritage site.

It’s easy to see why mystical stories have cropped up to explain this natural phenomenon. According to legend, a serpent god planned to marry a beautiful woman from a local tribe, but she tried to escape with her human lover. In a wild rage, the serpent sliced the river in two, creating the waterfalls and separating the two lovers for eternity.

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Parque Nacional Do Iguazu – BraZil; ToursMaps

Brazil – Iguacu National Park

Created in 1939 Parque Nacional do Iguazu covers an area of 185,262 hectares and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1986. The Brazilian side of the falls offers visitors a spectacular panoramic view of the falls. The section of the park open to visitors mainly consists of one walking path that runs upriver past a series of smaller sections of the falls before arriving at the foot of the longest section of the waterfalls. An elevated walkway takes you to the foot of the falls where everyone crowds for photos (be prepared to protect both yourself and your camera from the spray). Here, the waters of the Iguazu River empty themselves along the seventy-two-meter precipice in a watery spectacle that can be hypnotizing.

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