How was the Iberá National Park created?
Iberá National Park is a protected area, located in the Iberá Wetlands, in Ituzaingó, Corrientes Province, Argentina.
Initially, it was called Iberá Provincial Nature Reserve, but in 1993 its name was changed to Iberá Provincial Park. At that time, it comprised 480,000 hectares belonging to the provincial state, including wetlands, lagoons and land.
Currently, it has 183,500 hectares and it includes two management areas: The Iberá National Reserve and the National Park. Its mission is to contribute to the integral protection of the Iberá macrosystem.
Location and access gates
The National Park is located in the region of the Iberá Wetlands and includes four gates or portals immersed in the Iberá Nature Reserve.
● The Cambyretá Portal is the gate you will visit during your stay in Puerto Valle. It is located in the northern area of the reserve. Access to this gate is located 230 km from Corrientes, 15 km from Ituzaingó and 8 km from Villa Olivari.
● The San Nicolás Portal is located in the western area of the reserve, 165 km from Corrientes.
● The Carambola Portal is located in the western area, 190 km from Corrientes.
● The Laguna Iberá Portal is in the southeastern area of the reserve. Entering through this portal, you can visit Colonia Carlos Pellegrini.
Species and reintroduction
The Nature Reserve, in addition to being attractive for its landscapes and colors, is home to more than 5000 species, including plants, mammals and birds, among others.
The Iberá flora is rich in water hyacinths, floating formations that are spotted at first sight, and which attract attention for their dimensions and quantities. Aquatic species also include irupé, water lilies, poppies and small ferns.
The fauna of the Nature Reserve includes the black caiman, water boa, ñacaniná and yarará snake. In addition, visitors have the possibility of living a great experience surrounded by a variety of wild animals in their natural habitat, such as capybara, howling monkey, river otter and swamp deer.
Many of these species have declared Natural Monuments by the Province of Corrientes, such as the maned wolf or aguará guazú. Others are in the reintroduction process, such as the red macaw.
Adventure in the Iberá National Park
At Hotel Puerto Valle we offer you the opportunity of living an exclusive experience “Safari Iberá National Park”. For 3 to 4 hours, you will enjoy a wonderful adventure departing from the hotel towards the Cambyretá Portal, with the opportunity to get out at different stops along the way, to take a closer look at the main attractions: the landscapes of the North Iberá.