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National Park

Iguassu National Park Brazil 
Video
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
 
 
GPS Location
-25.6137913,-54.4790525

Iguassu National Park Location in Brazil 
 
About the Park
click to enlargeCreated 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: Brazil
Approximate time: open daily
Travel distance: 16 km from Iguassu Falls city center, Brazil.
Open: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
 
Location of the Park
click to enlargeIguassu 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
click to enlargeGood 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
click to enlargeThe 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.
 
White water rafting on the Iguassu River
click to enlargeIf you do the boat trip, on the way back there is a possibility also to do the rafting.
See also: White Water Rafting on the Iguassu River
 
FACILITIES INSIDE THE PARK
 
The Tower in Brazil
click to enlargeThey 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
click to enlargePorto 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:
1980       713.414
1981       708.984
1982       722.538
1983       420.778
1984       687.742
1985       875.861
1986     1.061.052
1987     1.084.205
1988       875.441
1989       863.171
1990       822.785
1991       647.318
1992       750.939
1993       868.748
1994       968.944
1995       822.241
1996       830.255
1997       734.617
1998       726.667
1999       839.883
2000       767.193
2001       735.775
2002       645.832
2003       764.709
2004       980.937
2005     1.084.239
2006       954.039
2007     1.055.433
2008     1.154.046
2009     1.070.072 (went down due to the global economic crash in the previous year)
2010     1.265.000
2011     1.394.187
2012     1.535.382
2013     1.518.876
2014     1.550.607
2015     1.642.093
2016     1.560.792  (people from 170 countries)
2017     1.788.922  (people from 166 countries)
2018     1.895.501
2019     2.020.358  (people from 177 countries)

Records of daily visitors in a year to the Iguassu National Park:
2004 10.901
2009 12.388 (October 12)
2009 12.513 (November 1st)
2011 16.672 (April)
2017 15.216 (February 26) 2018 16,026
2018 16.026
2019 16.230 (April 22)

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