Iguazu Falls: A Tropical Playground


“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller

…turning the corner, one of the most jaw-dropping natural wonders revealed itself and I was in awe. Iguazu Falls, nestled in the northeastern portion of Argentina, is a world-class collection of 275 of the most breathtaking waterfalls one could ever see.

From Dos Hermanas and Salto Pequeno to Garganta de Diablo (The Devil’s Throat), your eyes are treated to a tropical playground where pumas, jaguars, toucans and giant vultures roam free, while your ears are flooded with the sounds of millions of gallons of rushing water plunging and slapping the rocks below. And your body is treated to a fresh coat of welcoming mist, helping to cool you down from the sun above.

It is all at once overwhelming, but in the same sense, calming. Knowing that places like these exist on earth is comforting. Other than a few mud roads and tourist buildings, Iguazu Falls is an untouched jewel.

Here are a few of more photos, along with a slideshow below.

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7 responses to “Iguazu Falls: A Tropical Playground

  1. I’m sure the pictures don’t do this beautiful place justice. I watched “Into the Wild” for the first time last night. Although you are breathing and enjoying life and all that it has to offer, please make it a priority to return home to the ones that love you. ;o) Thank you for the update, look forward to them! Sending hugs and kisses your way.

  2. Amazing is all I can say.

  3. Greg,

    I got your e-mail. On the Reunion.

    Want to say just one thing about the Falls. Unbelieveable.

    CW

  4. stilllifeinbuenosaires

    How did you get there, Greg? Any recommendations?

  5. I can’t even think of a word to express my awe. Wow!, seems so insignificant. I envy you is all I can muster. Love you. T.

  6. @stilllifeinbuenosaires – The best way to get there is with one of the bus companies. I used Via Barioloche (www.viabariloche.com.ar/). I’ve heard it’s the best company to take. It was about a 18-19 hour bus ride.

    However, with the current protests between the campos and government… it might be a few hours longer.

    I stayed at Hostel International, which is housed in an old casino. It’s a very lively/party-esque vibe.

    Another good bus company is Flecha. Let me know if you go!

  7. Amazing pictures! I love Argentina and this is one place I cannot miss next time I go.

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