The Argentine side of Iguazú National Park has inaugurated the renewed walkways of the “Garganta del Diablo” Circuit on March 1st. They were rebuilt and after flooding of the Iguazu River in October 2022.

The roar of water as it falls into the awe-inspiring ‘Devil’s Throat’

Serving as a natural boundary between Argentina and Brazil, the Devil’s Throat is a set of imposing waterfalls that disrupt the geography of the Iguazú River.

It is shaped like a gigantic 80-meter-high “U” at which millions of litres of water plunge into a narrow gorge.

Approaching the Devil’s Throat from the Argentine side, on the top part of the river bed.

This specific area of the Iguazu Falls concentrates the largest flow of the entire waterfall system and is one of it’s undisputed highlights, which can be observed with Awasi’s private excursions both from the Argentine and the Brazilian sides of the National Parks.

On the Argentine side, the walkways that lead up to the gorge do so to the upper part of the river bed. This means visitors can walk right from the river shore up until the point where the water falls and observe it from above, standing right on its edge.

On the Brazilian side, the walkway approaches the waterfall from below. Both are striking, complementary experiences.


The Iguazu Falls are comprised by at least 275 falls on the border between Argentina and Brazil.

In October 2022, due to high amounts of rain in Brazilian territory, the River Iguazu’s tributaries caused an amount of water 10x times higher than normal at the waterfalls.

These floods lead to some of the more exposed walkways at the Devil’s Throat to intentionally dismantle. The walkways were designed especially to endure the strong currents and to withstand the floods that can sometimes occur.

Photo of the high water levels during October 2022, by Awasi guest Max Gips.

However, when water flows at abnormally high levels, a security system kicks in: the steel frames are first folded, then released if necessary, to avoid further damage to the concrete structures. Once the water levels return to normal, the steel structures are recovered, assessed for safety and replaced.

The Devil’s Throat walkway on the Argentine side is about 1200 meters long, enabling an impressive and easy stroll right on the water surface of the river, ending on a sort of “balcony” that overlooks the falling water.

The ‘balcony’ overlooking the Devil’s Throat

Authorities of the National Park have now confirmed that their rebuilding has been completed. About 275 m2 of walkways were repaired, plus the renewal of existing structures.

In total, a circuit of 585 m2 was completed and has been open to the public since March 1st.


Exploring the walkways of the Iguazu Falls with Awasi guide, Carlos

The Devils’ Throat is just one of the main three circuits that can be visited on the Argentine National Park with Awasi, aside from the Upper and Lower Circuits that explore the over 275 waterfalls from above and below, for a truly immersive experience.

Brazil to the left and Argentina to the right.

Awasi Iguazu has 14 stand-alone villas, as seen below. Each one has a private plunge pool, a spacious living area and is surrounded by the Atlantic Rainforest

The property is part of the Relais & Chateaux association, bringing the highest levels of service, gastronomy and accommodation. In all three Awasi hotels – Atacama, Patagonia and Iguazu – excursions are private and tailor made with a guide and vehicle allocated to each room.

Each villa at Awasi Iguazu has a private plunge pool – Photo by Susette Kok