Located in the central northeast part of Corrientes province in Argentina, Ibera covers over 1,300,000 hectares and is one of the most important natural regions of the Southern hemisphere. Simply put, it´s a drainage basin that is continuously filled with rainwater. There is little outflow due to the flat landscape of the area, creating an extensive freshwater reserve. Half of Ibera is underwater; however, the region is much more than just flooded esteros or wetlands. Ibera also encompasses high grasslands, savannas and forests. This integrated combination of wet and dry ecosystems harbours a great diversity of flora and fauna, as well as spectacular landscapes to be explored.
The large provincial reserve of roughly 13,000 km2 in grasslands and woodlands is great for wildlife watching and photography opportunities. Groups of capybara (the world’s largest rodent), South American river otter, broad-snout cayman, and the beautiful marsh deer are just some of the species to be found. Water lilies, water hyacinths, papyrus, and cattails are just a few of the 4,000 species which take refuge in the vast lagoons, reservoirs, forests, and grasslands of this area.
The second-largest wetlands in the world, Iberá is a pristine hideaway that provides so many hectares of vast open-air spaces to enjoy, discovering the wonder of wildlife and nature in the raw, where adventure meets luxury.