Here’s the thing. There are hazards at Iguazu Falls National Park in Argentina. Those cute monkeys may look endearing, but keep a tight grip on your lunch bag and your cell phone. If not, you may well lose it to a monkey who has played this game before and may have faster reflexes than you. Little do visitors know, but wildlife in the National Park have become accustomed to people and are now a real hazard. Numerous signs all over the park attest to the risk of trying to feed wild animals.
Capuchin monkeys aren’t the worst problem at Iguazu. That honor is reserved for the coatis. Coatis, members of the raccoon family, are found in Central and South America. They eat just about everything, are very flexible, and expert climbers. They’re also strong fighters, with sharp teeth. Unfortunately, they have few predators in the park.
Many people visit the national park for a full day and so, at some point, want to have a snack or lunch. Except for a few upscale restaurants with indoor dining, the coatis make it difficult to sit down to eat in peace.
People visiting Iguazu Falls usually worry before they arrive about getting wet, the many steps down (and back up) at the Falls, how to see everything.
As for getting around the park and seeing wonderful things, that’s easily done and the least of any visitor’s worries.