Legend says that a god planned to marry a beautiful woman, called Naipí. To escape she fled with her mortal lover Tarobá in a canoe. In a fit of rage, god sliced the river, creating such a huge waterfall that the lovers were condemned to an eternal fall.
Breathtaking beyond words is the only way to describe this park.
We are staying in a great place in the middle of the jungle. The whole place a jungle of walkways to access your rooms.
As you approach Devils Throat, a 1000m boardwalk over the river eventually which eventually places you right out over the falls themselves. You can hear the thunderous roar of the water as you approach. Standing, watching the masses of water cascading down over small green islands, whilst birds and butterflies fly about in the mist is absolutely spectacular.
We saw lots of monkeys, toucans, a caiman crocodile and a multitude of Coati’s. Coati’s are kind of a cross between a raccoon and an anteater and they are no longer afraid of humans. We had a barrage of them attack our lunch bag filled with a few empanadas which we dully had to sacrifice to them as they ran off into the jungle to enjoy their stolen spoils.
We hiked every jungle trail which themselves were beautiful. Each bringing you to a viewpoint more stunning then the next. Truly amazing.