|Iguassu National Park Brazil|| |
|• GPS Location|
|• About the Park|
|• Location of the Park|
|• Iguassu National Park Bus Service|
|• OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES IN IGUASSU NATIONAL PARK|
|• Macuco safari and boat trip|
|• White water rafting on the Iguassu River|
|• FACILITIES INSIDE THE PARK|
|• The Tower in Brazil|
|• Restaurant at the Iguassu Falls in the park|
|• Number of visitors in the Park|
About the Park
Created originally to protect the world-famous Iguassu Falls, the approximately 185,265 hectares or (457,799 acres) 715mi² of the Park now represent about 80% of what remains of the once extensive subtropical rainforest that covered the southeastern part of the country. Despite its proximity to burgeoning cities such as Iguassu Falls and Cascavel, the Park still harbors a large array of its original fauna, including large predators such as jaguars (panthera onca) and pumas (puma concolor), and ungulates, such as wild pigs and tapirs (tapirus terrestris). Iguassu National Park was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986.
Iguassu National Park entrance fee is approximately USD $20.00 per person.Location:
open dailyTravel distance:
16 km from Iguassu Falls city center, Brazil.Open:
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location of the Park
Iguassu National Park is located between the parallels 25º 05´ / 25º 41´ South and longitudes 53º 40´ / 54º 38´. Due to the location of the Iguassu Falls National Park in relation to the Tropic of Capricorn and the difference in altitudes in the Park, it has different types of vegetation. In the southwestern part of the Park (170 meters above sea level) there are many species typical of tropical rain forests and Atlantic rainforests. In the northeastern part of the park are found the pre-historic araucaria angustifolia (umbrella pine tree) that grows in areas 500 meters above sea level, always surrounded by Ilex paraguayensis (mate tea). The northeastern part of the Iguassu Falls National Park is high between 700 and 800 meters above sea level.See also: Subtropical rain forest
Iguassu National Park Bus Service
Good facilities and a modern tourist service system have made a visit to the Iguassu National Park even more interesting than in the past. The transportation system based on comfortable double-decker buses takes tourists to the main attractions on the Brazilian side.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES IN IGUASSU NATIONAL PARK
Macuco safari and boat trip
The Safari starts with a drive of 3 km along a forest trail in a four-wheel drive vehicle. Several stops are made for bilingual guides to provide information about the flora and fauna of the park. At the 3 km point, an optional 600 meter walking trail leads to a small waterfall called Salto do Macuco. From there, the trail continues to the banks of the Iguassu River, where an upstream zodiac boat tour to Devil´s Throat begins. The exhilarating rafting expedition is made in a large, sturdy, double engine rubber launch and affords the visitor a unique and breathtakingly beautiful view of the Falls. People get wet in this tour.See also: Macuco Boat Trip and Safari
People that really like adrenaline rushes must try the tours below. All the equipment is provided.
FACILITIES INSIDE THE PARK
The Tower in Brazil
They started to build the tower in 1957 and is 60 meters high. It was refurbished in 2001. There are two lifts (elevators) helping people to reach the top.
Restaurant at the Iguassu Falls in the park
Porto Canoas is the name of a nice restaurant insight of the Iguassu Falls, buffet style. In the same place, there another two restaurants, one with fast food and another one with natural juices and sandwiches. For drink lovers, there is a bar with a local beer.
GPS: -25.6927421, -54.4342381
Location of the restaurant.
Number of visitors in the Park
The number of visitors on the Brazilian side in the last 39 years:
2009 1.070.072 (went down due to the global economic crash in the previous year)
2016 1.560.792 (people from 170 countries)
2017 1.788.922 (people from 166 countries)
2019 2.020.358 (people from 177 countries)
Records of daily visitors in a year to the Iguassu National Park:
2009 12.388 (October 12)
2009 12.513 (November 1st)
2011 16.672 (April)
2017 15.216 (February 26) 2018 16,026
2019 16.230 (April 22)