Everyone comes here not to see the sleepy, tumbleweed town but the mighty Iguazu Falls. They are indeed mighty. They are breathtaking. The Falls are a national park with many waterfalls but the crowning glory goes to the Devils Throat. You get here by walking along a broadwalk, passing cormorants, turtles, butterflies and previous walkways destroyed by floods. As you round the corner the huge falls appear. They are beyond description but I will humbly try. The amount of water is immense. The sound is deafening. I was speechless and stood for many minutes just standing there catching flies trying to take it in. There is so much water, it is hard to understand why the fall doesn't run out of water.
There are many other smaller falls but actually by my standards these are huge. There are two lovely walks - the inferior or the superior trail. This is a bad translation of upper or lower rails!!!! The lower trail rakes you along the bottom of the waterfalls, whereas the upper trail takes you along the top. Both are incredibly stunning and have many wonderful viewpoints.
We took a boat ride on the lower trail. Initially this takes you closer to the falls so you can really see how stunning they are and see the power of the water. Then they actually take you into the fall. Wow it is amazing to feel the force of the water. The boat is being tossed about and it like being on adventure ride at an amusement park. You do of course get absolutely soaked but that is half of the fun. Luckily for us the sun was shining and we dried relatively quickly.
The park is itself beautiful and abounds with life. There are so many types of birds, butterflies and coaties. Definitely not going to forget the coaties!!! They are like a racoon and are incredibly cheeky and aggressive to boot. I was minding my own business, snacking on a bit of cake and having a coffee whilst drying in the sun. Then this peaceful scene was destroyed in an instance when a coatie jumped on the table, grabbed my cake and knocked my coffee flying. I tried to shoo it away but I didn't like the look of it's teeth or claws. So I donated my cake to the cause and bought another coffee.
The hostel we stayed at here was very nice. It had a swimming pool and a large common area. It reminded me of a holiday camp. We ate well and drank lots sat on sofas and chatted the night away. I had a wonderful time and the memory of the falls will stay with me forever. I am so happy I shared this with Donna who was a really great companion. We had so much fun.