The Iguazu Falls have been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and were recently selected one of the new seven wonders of the world. The gigantic natural drop of the Iguazu River resembles a large crescent made of 275 waterfalls of up to 250 feet in height. The surrounding jungle is part of an extensive area of protected national parks shared by Argentina and Brazil.
One of the most exciting moments of any visit to Iguazu Falls is enjoying the monumental waterfall from the viewpoint of the Garganta del Diablo (Devil’s Throat). Here, water-soaked tourists are amazed as the loud river fall into the abyss. The atmosphere is saturated with minute water droplets suspended in mid-air, which create iridescent prisms as the sunlight hits them. The most precious rainbows occur at night under the crystal clear light of the midnight full moon.
The rainforest around Iguazu Falls is home to more than 124 species of mammals, including the famous jaguar (Panthera onca). There are also about 500 species of birds including the fabulous harpy eagle; 300 species of fish; some 250 species of trees and 85 varieties of orchids, in addition to hundreds of species of butterflies and insects.
We invite travelers visiting Iguazu Falls to stay at the Loi Suites Iguazu, an exclusive five-star hotel set between the jungle and the riverbank. Its rooms have been designed for contemplation of the surrounding forest and are equipped with the most advanced technology befitting any discerning traveler. At the spa, guests can take advantage of the ancestral knowledge of indigenous cultures with their natural and relaxing beauty treatments. And for exceptional gastronomy, Naipi restaurant serves local cuisine with international influences. The hotel’s Tiki Bar is the ideal place for meditative relaxation as well as socializing.
A regular two-hour flight from Buenos Aires and a short land transfer will be the start of an unforgettable adventure in the breathtaking and stunning Iguazu Falls. ■