Iguazu National Park

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The entrance of the Iguaçu National Park is all decked out and you´ll leave the tourists eager to visit the falls
The Iguazu National Park is an extremely charming. Considered an environmental protection unit, there you meet a diversity of flora and fauna that exists only in the Atlantic forest and joins the beauty of the Iguazu Falls and form an enchanting spectacle.

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The Iguazu National Park is a conservation Brazilian city of Foz do Iguaçu, Paraná State. It is located in the Far West region of Paraná, is 17 km from the city of Foz do Iguaçu and has a total area of ​​185,262.20 hectares which includes a variety of things flora and fauna.

Among the natural beauty preserved in the Iguazu National Park is known and much-sought Iguazu Falls, a set of about 275 waterfalls on the Iguazu River that dazzle anyone who knows the park.

The Iguazu National Park is also one of the few places to preserve the rainforest that once covered 1.3 million km distributed over the 17 Brazilian states and now unfortunately remained only 7.3% of it.

The fauna biodiversity, today at the Iguazu National Park about 257 different species of butterflies over there are an estimated 800 exist. Moreover, even were cataloged 45 different species of mammals, 12 amphibians, 41 snakes, 8 different species of lizards, 18 fish and 200 species of birds.

The park was actually established in January 10, 1939, by Decree-Law No. 1035 of the then President, Getúlio Vargas. On November 17, 1986, received the award, granted by UNESCO, the World Natural Heritage. The park had its first Management Plan prepared in 1981 and was revised only in 1999.

In addition to its lush waterfalls and rainbows, you can meet other interesting sites: the Visitor Center, the Zoo, Line Martins, the Tropicana Bird Park, the Trail of the Black Well, the Macuco Falls, the Trail of the Banana the Square and the Statue of Santos Dumont, the VASP homage to the "Father of Aviation", which used all his prestige with the State Government of Paraná in the transformation of the Iguazu Falls area a National Park. The place that was private property is then declared public.

The park boundaries extend to Argentina, where are other 67 thousand hectares. There, the means of transport is the train that leads to two circuits - the Lower, with 1,700 yards and walkways running along the falls until the water level, and Superior, with 650 yards and suspension bridges that reveal a complete picture of set of waterfalls. Both routes end at the edge of the biggest and most exciting of the falls: the Devil´s Throat. With 90 meters high, is one of the postcards of the region blessed.

The park has two entrances, one on the side of Iguassu Falls and the other side of Argentina:

Brazilian side

The Cataratas Highway (BR-469), 15 km - Foz do Iguacu
Tel: (45) 3521-4400

Argentine side

Ruta 12, Km 5 - Puerto Iguazú - Argentina
The entrance is 23 kilometers from Foz
Tel: (5437) 5742-0722

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