It is called Esteros del Iberá to an extensive wetland covering about 12,000 km², in the province of Currents , 1 at northeast from Argentina . Only surpassed in extension by the Marshland ( Brazilian , Bolivian and Paraguayan) with which they form the second largest wetland in the world, part of a much more extensive hydrographic system: the Iberá macrosystem, of about 45000 km², in which a ecosystem subtropical and tropical of enormous diversity.
Due to its peculiar geography and difficult access, the area has a rich and varied animal population. The fauna autochthonous includes numerous threatened species for which this is one of the last habitats remnants; Among them, the marsh deer ( Blastoceros dichotomous), the pampas deer( Ozotocerus bezoarticus), the capybara( Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris), the maned wolf ( Chrysocyon brachiurus), the alligator overo( Caiman latirostris) and black ( Caiman yacare), the curiyú boa ( Eunectes notaeus) and the small river wolf ( Lontra longicaudis), the hauling monkeys (or geez), as well as a huge variety of birds such as the pirincho among so many many birds.
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Without a doubt, the rural tourism in their formats ecotourism and active tourism, have given a physiognomy to the Iberá estuaries as a true paradise of wildlife where you can live with an ecosystem in full expansion and development of animal and plant species. It is thanks to tourism and ecological awareness and conservationist so they can fully enjoy everything that the Iberá estuaries are. There are different options to access this wonder of nature in Argentina, but the most recommended and that will never disappoint the visitor is to do it through Colonia Carlos Pellegrini. There, in a small but prosperous town with a strong Corrientes identity, tourists will find everything they need to fully address this magnificent geography and meet its culture.
The Iberá is something magically unexpected, it will surprise you with the wild life, the starry nights, the noise of silence and the warmth of its people.
Iberá is a place to visit at any time of the year, each season has something surprising, ideal to combine with Iguazú Falls, Ruinas de San Ignacio and Moccona.
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