What is so special about Iguazu Falls?

What is so special about Iguazu Falls?

There are over 275 individual cascades. The combined flow of these individual falls is the largest of any waterfall in the world. It is much taller than Niagara Falls and is twice as wide. In the rainy season, there can be 450,000 cubic feet of water cascading over the falls per second.

Why is Iguazu Falls called Devil’s Throat?

Legend has it that Naipi has turned into a central rock in the Falls and Tarobá into a palm tree that stands at the edge of an abyss near Naipi and a rainbow connects the two. The Devil’s Throat takes its name because, according to legend, it is the exact place where God M’boy watches to this day Naipi and Tarobá.

Are Iguazu Falls bigger than Niagara?

To put that in perspective, Iguazu Falls is nearly twice as tall as Niagara Falls and rivaled only by Zambia and Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls, which is taller at 108 meters. It’s nearly three times as wide as Niagara Falls and significantly wider still than Victoria Falls.

Is Iguazu Falls a wonder of the world?

The Iguazú Falls located on the border of Argentina and Brazi and consisting of approximately 257 individual falls over 2.7 kilometres were chosen as one of the new natural seven wonders of the world in a contest in which thousands of people voted via text messages, by phone and online.

How many days should you spend in Iguazu Falls?

If you are tight on time you can allow 1 day and a half, but absolutely don’t think you’ll be able to pop across easily from one side to the other and see both sides on one day. Ideally you should plan to spend 2 (or even 3!) days at Iguazu Falls so you can really explore both sides of this incredible National Park.

How deep is the devil’s throat?

The Devil’s Throat (Spanish: La Garganta del Diablo) is an underwater cave formation near the island of Cozumel, Mexico, at Punta Sur in the Arrecifes de Cozumel National Park; it starts at approximately 80 feet (24 m) of depth and opens up at approximately 135 ft (41 m) – right at the edge of recreational dive limits.