8 Most Beautiful Waterfalls from Around the World
by Anita Covic
Purify your soul, soothe your mind, and let waterfalls wash off all the impurities collected from urban-life routines! Here on TripTogether, we created a list of the best and most interesting waterfalls. Get inspired, plan your waterfall adventure and invite fellow travelers to join you.
1. Iguassu Falls, located in Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay
Explore wildlife of Iguassu Falls region!
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Lovely Iguassu Falls is positioned on a basaltic line bridging the border of Argentina and Brazil. This curved waterfall is 80m high and 2,700m in width. Sustaining many cascades and producing vast sprays of water, Iguassu is known as one of the most remarkable waterfalls in the world. The nearby subtropical rainforest has over 2,000 species of rare plants and is home to the region’s typical wildlife: tapirs, giant anteaters, howler monkeys, ocelots, jaguars, and caimans.
2. Angel Falls, located in Venezuela
Who Said Angels Can’t Fall?
Who said Angels can’t “fall”? It seems like they take various shapes and forms to visit us here on earth. For instance, they may have fun by taking a free-fall and using waterfalls as their way of transitional manifestation on Earth. What a lovely thought! That’s how Angel Falls located in southeastern Venezuela’s Canaima National Park appears to many— as a divine and holy place.
Standing at 3,212 feet tall, with water falling down from a gigantic hill called the “Devil’s Mountain,” Angel Falls is known as the tallest waterfall on Earth. How intriguing is the thought of Angels falling and pouring their joy and beauty straight from Devil’s Mountain?
According to many TripTogether travelers, this mind-blowing and breath-taking site is captivating and mesmerizing. Therefore, find your travel buddy and experience the spiritual stimulation of Angel Waterfalls.
3. Diamond Falls located in St. Lucia
Enjoy a Natural Mud Spa!
Many of St Lucia’s island tours include a visit to The Diamond Falls Botanical Garden near the town of Soufrière. This popular tourist attraction is home to Sulphur Springs (Volcano) as well as the Diamond Waterfall, and is considered one of the country’s most attractive destinations. These local sites present the perfect spot to enjoy walking, taking in the relaxing views, swimming, listening to the water cascading down, and perhaps even having a nice mud massage! Diamond Waterfall’s water source comes from the nearby Sulphur Springs—which is the world’s only volcano where you can drive right up to its sparkling hot pools. In addition to this, the water contains an assortment of minerals which alternates its color depending on the light.
There are numerous pools where you can take a swim in the warm mineral water, but one definite must-see is the waterfall’s Mud Bath. There is a belief among the natives that the sulfur-rich waters have healing effects that can revitalize and restore your body and mind. Many women who have had difficulties staying pregnant come to this holistic place in search for a natural cure.
4. Wallaman Falls, located in Australia
Experience the Glorious heights!
Treat yourself by visiting the spectacular Wallaman Falls, located in Queensland, Australia. Wallaman is an impressive and powerful waterfall that grasps the attention and the hearts of spectators with its sheer volume and size. This distinguished attraction boasts a drop of 268 meters (879 ft) which makes it the country’s tallest single-drop waterfall. Ultimately the vast drop flows gracefully into a calm pool that relaxes individuals, as it mesmerizes all who witness its sophisticated beauty.
5. Victoria Falls, located in Zambia and Zimbabwe
It’s time for Africa
Victoria Falls is located on the Zambezi River, which is also the fourth largest river in Africa, and outlines the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. An interesting fact to note is that for centuries native tribes have had great respect (and fear) for this waterfall because of its magnificent heights and loud roar that would spellbind everyone with its power. Best time to travel to Victoria Falls is September. Read more about it here.
6. Plitvice Falls, located in Croatia
The Turquoise Diamond
Plitvice Falls are located in Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia. This stunningly beautiful park is under UNESCO’s protection, with over a hundred waterfalls. The color of water ranges from sapphire to turquoise. The staff in the park is very friendly and gives directions to visitors depending on the time they want to spend in the park. Breathtaking falls, caves, untouched forests, clear lakes are definitely worth your time. Water flowing over the limestone and chalk over thousands of years has created barriers, resulting in natural dams that form incredibly stunning waterfalls as well as rivers and caves. A visit to this national park will certainly leave you awe-inspired!
7. Damajagua Waterfalls, located in the Dominican Republic
Have fun while getting a great workout!
Often, the challenge of a long hike can ultimately make the journey more remarkable and the destination more significant. Damajagua Waterfalls in Puerta Plata, Dominican Republic is one of those places. Arrival to the falls requires a considerable amount of walking and hiking before reaching the falls, which is what makes this trip so rewarding.
Everyone knows that the people who are more active tend to be healthier in their older age as well, therefore, treat yourself with an exclusive active adventure, as you appease your soul with a dose of waterfall relaxation!
8. Havasu Falls, located in the USA
The musical waterfall
Havasu Falls, located in the Grand Canyon, fall over blazing red rocks, merging it into the azure waters deep in the interior of an isolated area of the park. Its loud “voice” can be heard from a half-mile away, resonating off the utter rock walls that are framing this beautiful scenery. Listen to Havasu “singing” to you while enjoying its captivating widespread sandy beach and relaxing under the shades of cottonwood trees.
Breathe in – Breathe out, listen to the music of these majestic waterfalls and share these incredible memories with your buddy on TripTogether!