Moconá Falls Park San Pedro, Misiones.
The Moconá Provincial Park is located within the Yabotí Biosphere Reserve (“turtle” in Guaraní), in the central-eastern region of Misiones, in the Municipality of San Pedro, some 337 kilometres from Posadas, capital of the province, occupying an approximate area of 253,773 hectares.
In the heart of the park, the Moconá Falls are a unique spectacle in the world, the result of a geological fault on the Uruguay River, between the mouths of the Pepirí Guazú and Yabotí streams (on the Argentinean side), and the Brazilian rivers Serapiao and Calixto.
Viewpoints, waterfalls and jungle
The visitor begins to enjoy nature as soon as he starts the route that joins El Soberbio with the Moconá Provincial Park, accessing viewpoints with spectacular views, particularly the one over the Uruguay River.
Inside the park you will find the Visitor Centre with information about the activities on offer, the Yabotí Restó and an exhibition and sale of handicrafts.
A 1200 metre trip to the “Piedra de Bugre” jetty will allow you to access specially equipped boats that will take you to the adventure of touring the falls on the Uruguay River.
Another alternative is to go deep into nature. Within the almost 1000 hectares destined to the Park, it is possible to see varied species of flora and fauna.
Travelling along the paths and trails allows you to discover at every step, how thick vegetation coexists harmoniously, with an abundant presence of arborescent ferns, tacuara bushes and old trees.
There are also a variety of birds, mammals, fish and amphibians, in a space that has become one of the last refuges for the fauna represented by the large birds of the jungle and the large mammals, such as the jaguar.
The Gran Salto del Moconá, “The all-swallowing waterfall”, as it is called in the Guaraní language, is a 3 kilometre long canyon with waterfalls running parallel to its course.
The relief of the Park is rugged and its slopes fall openly into the closed valleys of the Yabotí Stream and the Uruguay River, with banks in the form of ravines, whose heights range between 160 and 350 metres above sea level.
The Yabotí or Pepirí stream, one of the most important watercourses surrounding the Moconá Provincial Park, has innumerable creeks and backwaters, whose flow varies with rainfall and which, like the Moconá Falls, is home to unique plant and animal species associated with the rocks.