The Moconá Provincial Park is located within the Yabotí Biosphere Reserve (“turtle” in Guaraní), in the east central region of Misiones, in the Municipality of San Pedro, about 337 kilometers from Posadas, capital of the province, occupying an approximate area of 253,773 hectares.
In the heart of the park, the Saltos del Moconá make up a unique spectacle in the world, product of a geological fault on the Uruguay River, between the mouths of the Pepirí Guazú and Yabotí streams (on the Argentine side), and the Brazilian rivers Serapiao and Calixto
The visitor begins to enjoy nature from the beginning of the path that connects El Soberbio with the Moconá Provincial Park, accessing viewpoints with spectacular views, particularly the one that is on the Uruguay River. Inside the park you will find the Visitor Center with information on the offer of activities, the Yabotí Restó and exhibition and sale of handicrafts.
A 1200-meter route to the “Piedra de Bugre” jetty will allow you to access specially conditioned boats that will take you on an adventure to cross the Falls on the Uruguay River. Another alternative is to go into nature. Within the almost 1000 hectares allocated to the Park, it is possible to see varied species of flora and fauna.
Going through the paths and paths allows you to discover at each step, how a thick vegetation coexists harmoniously, with abundant presence of tree ferns, tacuara bushes and old trees. There are also varieties of birds, mammals, fish and amphibians, in a space converted into one of the last refuges for wildlife represented by the great birds of the jungle and large mammals, such as the yaguareté.
The Big Salto del Moconá, “The one who swallows everything”, as its name in the Guaraní language says, is a 3 kilometer long canyon with waterfalls parallel to its channel.
The relief of the Park is hilly and its slopes openly fall to the closed valleys of the Yabotí stream and the Uruguay river, with banks in the shape of ravines, whose heights oscillate between 160 and 350 meters above sea level.
The Yabotí or Pepirí stream, one of the most important water courses that surround the Moconá Provincial Park, has innumerable slides and backwaters, whose flow varies with rainfall and, like the Saltos del Moconá, hosts unique plant and animal species, associated with rocks.