Explore Argentina’s Iguazu National Park


The Iguazu National Park is the pride of Argentina. This spectacular park attracts visitors from around the world. This huge park is spread over a massive area of around 66,148 hectares.

This Park came into existence in the year 1934. The main reason behind the setting up of this park was to preserve the rich biological diversity of the region, besides the spectacular sceneries surrounding the world-famous Iguazu falls. This Park went on to be declared as a Natural Heritage of Humanity in the year 1984.

Iguazu National Park
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The Iguazu National Park region is situated on the Argentina-Brazil border and in order to preserve the waterfalls and the rich subtropical rainforest, 2 separate National Parks were created, one in Argentina and the other one in neighboring Brazil. The Iguazu National Park or Parque Nacional Iguazu fell in Argentina whereas the Parque Nacional do Iguaçu was part and parcel of Brazil.

A unique feature of the trees is their heights are in the range of 15 and 40 meters. However, an adverse effect in this part of the world is the region has over the past few years suffered from deforestation on account of the advancing of the human civilization.

Toucan Iguazu Fall National Park
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The Park nevertheless plays a very major role and the absence of the Park in the current day would only have mean disaster to the native species of the land. The Iguazu National Park provides shelter to more than 400 different species of birds and animals. That’s not all; there are a separate 2000 plant species as well besides an immeasurable number of insects, and wild animals.

A nice feature of the Park is its year round warm climate. During the winters the temperatures average around the 15º C mark. The summers see the mercury at around 26º C and the humidity of the region is in the range of 75-90 percent. The annual rainfall in the region averages around 2,000 mm and most of the rainfall is due to the strong winds from the Atlantic Ocean.

Listed below are some of the questions which may be on your mind.

How do I travel to the Iguazu National Park in Argentina?

You first need to enter Argentina via its capital city’s Buenos Aires International airport. This airport is without a shadow of a doubt the best in the nation and hosts a series of daily international flights from all over the world. Once you have set foot on Argentinean territory, you need to travel to the town of Puerto Iguazú, which is very near to the Park. You can directly fly into Puerto Iguazú, however a cheaper option is traveling via bus. The entire road trip takes around 16 hours; however, the journey provides some breathtaking views of the countryside.

Where do I stay during my adventure at the Iguazu National Park in Argentina?

There are accommodation facilities available aplenty near Iguazu National Park. Some of the more popular landmarks of the region are Cataratas Hotel, Saint George Hotel, Esturion Hotel, Gran Hotel Resort and Casino, and Sheraton Iguazu.

Saint George Hotel
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When is the best time of the year to visit the Iguazu National Park in Argentina?

There is no best time to be there. You may visit the Iguazu throughout the year. It only depends on when you wish to be there.

It is recommended you pay a visit during the months of March through November. This period also sees large number of foreign visitors. On the other hand on account of the holiday season, the place tends to get crowded in January and February. It is recommended you avoid the place during these holiday months.

So, what are you waiting for, just go ahead and plan that all important holiday at the spectacular Iguazu National Park in Argentina.