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The Iguazu Falls are part the border between Argentina and Brazil, with Paraguay close by.
Only the majestic Victoria Falls in Africa are bigger!
In 1541 ?lvar N??ez Cabeza de Vaca was the first European to describe the falls. He was one of the few survivors of the ill-fated Narv?ez expedition. That harrowing experience dit not stop him from exploring other parts of the New World in search of gold and silver.
Each side of the Iguazu River offers splendid views of the falls. The Brazilian side is on the high ground and features great panoramas.
The Argentinean side is more up close with a lower perspective. So for the full experience you have to visit both countries. But it takes a bus ride of more than 40 km fron one side to the other.
We visited the falls in March 2008, and stayed in the Sheraton hotel on the Argentina side. From our room we could see, smell and hear the thundering Devil's Throat Falls, two km away.
Argentine side
Brazilian side
Sheraton Hotel