WOW!!!!!! This place is unbelievable! Its beauty cannot be described, you'll simply have to look at the pictures and even then... sorry! You kind of have to be there.
How can there be so much water? The strenght of the waterfalls is majestic, plus the place is full of butterflies of all shapes, sizes and patterns, greedy coaties, humongous lizards and mokeys jumping from tree to tree in the distance. This is the very eyebrow of the jungle!
The Waterfalls originate where the Iguassu River goes over a canyon that is the result of erosion produced by its stream on the basaltic layers. The Iguassu River has its spring in the Serra do Mar, near the city of Curitiba, flowing all across the State of Parana around 1000Km westward, joining the Parana River in the Brazilian border with Argentina and Paraguay, and conjoining therefore the River Plate basin at 90m above the sea level. The falls, raging a number between 150 and 270 according to the season of the year, pour down embracing approximately 2700m and reaching a 6500m3/s flow.
We'll visit the Brazilian part of the waterfalls tomorrow. We can't get enough of it!
See you all there,
Idoia & Mikel.