Published on 20th August, 2018
Andy Skowronski, our Managing Director, has just returned from an exhausting fact finding trip to Brazil with a Middle East Client visiting 5 different chicken plants in 5 different locations in 5 days. However, on the 6th day a few hours R&R staying at the Belmond Hotel das Cataratas next to the amazing 'Iguazu Falls'
Every now and again an exhausting trip in 'the Line of Duty' can get you to see places which are on your 'bucket list' and Iguazu Falls was firmly on Andy's list.
"They're truly a magnificent display of nature. Their size and scale are unlike any other waterfall on Earth."
It's made up of a system of 275 waterfalls or cataracts, with the exact number depending on the season. It spans an area 2.7 kilometers wide.
The tallest of these waterfalls, called the Devil's Throat, drops by more than 80 meters into a milky abyss that creates a permanent cloud of mist.
To put that in perspective, Iguazu Falls is nearly twice as tall as Niagara Falls and rivaled only by Zambia and Zimbabwe's Victoria Falls, which is taller at 108 meters.
It's nearly three times as wide as Niagara Falls and significantly wider still than Victoria Falls.
The amount of water pouring from these falls to the Iguazu River is equally staggering. On average, about 1,500 cubic meters of water flows every second. Depending on the time of the year, the rate of water flow can be as much as 13,000 cubic meters per second -- enough to fill five Olympic swimming pools -- especially during the rainy months of November to March.