Must see attractions in Iguazú Falls

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    Parque Nacional Iguazú

    On the Argentine side of the marvelous falls, this park has loads to offer, and involves a fair amount of walking. The spread-out entrance complex ends at a train station, with departures every half-hour to the Cataratas train station, where the waterfall walks begin, and to the Garganta del Diablo. You may prefer to walk: it’s only 650m along the Sendero Verde path to the Cataratas station, and a further 2.3km to the Garganta. You may well see capuchin monkeys along the way.

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    Garganta del Diablo

    A 1.1km walkway across the placid Río Iguazú leads to one of the planet’s most spectacular sights, the 'Devil’s Throat.' The lookout platform is perched right over this amazingly powerful, concentrated torrent of water, a deafening cascade plunging to an invisible destination; vapors soaking the viewer blur the base of the falls and rise in a smoke-like plume that can be seen several kilometers away. It’s a place of majesty and awe, and should be left until the end of your visit.

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    Circuito Inferior

    This circuit (1400m) descends to the river, passing delightfully close to falls on the way. At the end of the path prepare for a drenching at the hands of Salto Bossetti if you're game. Just short of here, a free launch makes the short crossing to Isla San Martín. At the same junction you can buy tickets for the popular boat rides under the falls.

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    Circuito Superior

    The Paseo Superior (1750m) is entirely level and gives good views of the tops of several cascades and across to more. A recently constructed final section crosses a large swath of the Iguazú river, ending above the powerful Salto San Martín before wending its way back across river islands.

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    Isla San Martín

    From the end of the Paseo Inferior, a free launch takes you across to this island with a trail of its own that gives the closest look at several falls, including Salto San Martín, a huge, furious cauldron of water. It’s possible to picnic and paddle on the lee side of the island, but don’t venture too far off the beach. When the water is high – and this is the case more often than not – island access is shut off.

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    Güirá Oga

    On the way to the falls, this is an animal hospital and center for rehabilitation of injured wildlife. It also carries out valuable research into the Iguazú forest environment and has a breeding program for endangered species. You get walked around the jungly 20-hectare park by one of the staff, who explains about the birds and animals and the sad stories of how they got there. The visit takes about 90 minutes.

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    Hito Argentino

    A kilometer west of the center, this is a great viewpoint with a small obelisk painted in Argentine colors at the impressive confluence of the Ríos Paraná and Iguazú. From here you can see Brazil and Paraguay, with similar markers on their sides. It's usually pretty empty during the day but gets busy in the evening when visitors descend to watch the light show at 7:30pm which features colorful fountains and hologram like videos of folk dancers projected onto the mist.

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    Casa Ecológica de Botellas

    About 300m off the falls road, this fascinating place is well worth a visit. The owners have taken used packaging materials – plastic bottles, juice cartons and the like – to build not only an impressive house, but furnishings and a bunch of original handicrafts that make unusual gifts. The guided visit talks you through their techniques.