Last week, I published a video of the awesome power of the Iguassu Falls in Brazil. A few days later, I visited the Argentina side of this phenomenal natural wonder. It had been raining for several days so the volume of water crashing down was unbelievable. Whilst we were treated to magnificent panoramas of the falls on the Brazil side, the boardwalks on the Argentina side allowed us to see the falls up close from both below and above, at the edge of the falls. It was a mind-blowing experience that seemed almost surreal. I stood on the edge of the falls at various spots and my mind had a busy task processing those incredulous images.

The Iguazu Falls after rainfall in the winter.

Coati at Iguazu Falls

As we walked along the boardwalks above the falls, we bumped into a coati which led us to the falls. A coati is a racoon-like animal that can be found in various parts of Central and South America.

A coati on the trail.

Of all the tours I’ve been on around the world, this furry creature certainly ranks high as the cutest ‘tour guide’ I’ve ever had! Check out the video below:

When you visit the Iguazu Falls, chances are, you’ll bump into a coati. They will approach you looking for food. Please do not feed them and watch out for your belongings. Ensure your bag is closed and that things in your pockets are safe.

Read my guide on things to do at Iguazu Falls.


A big thank you goes to Loumar Turismo, the premier tour operator to the Iguassu Falls, and Hotel Bella Italia for hosting me in Foz do Iguaçu.

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