The spectacular falls straddle two countries, the towns of Foz do Iguaçu in <a href="https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/destination/brazil" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Brazil</a> and Puerto Iguazú in <a href="https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/destination/argentina" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Argentina</a>. According to legend, the “Devil’s Throat,” a nearly 500-foot-wide section of the falls, was created when an angry god opened the Earth because his betrothed tried to run away with her lover.

Iguazu Falls, Brazil and Argentina

The spectacular falls straddle two countries, the towns of Foz do Iguaçu in Brazil and Puerto Iguazú in Argentina. According to legend, the “Devil’s Throat,” a nearly 500-foot-wide section of the falls, was created when an angry god opened the Earth because his betrothed tried to run away with her lover.
Photograph by Mekdet, Getty Images

19 of the most romantic destinations in the world

From the rugged Isle of Skye in Scotland to the dramatic peaks of Chilean Patagonia, these places make it easy to fall in love.

Romance is in the eye of the beholder. For travelers, passion for a place can be the greatest love affair. A palm-lined coast in the south of France. The magic of a medieval city at sunset in Belgium. Swimming in a cenote in Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula.

It’s easy to grow accustomed to the emotional allure of travel—the giddy sense of possibility that comes when your plane lands, the serenity and gratitude you feel taking in new surroundings, and the soaring feeling of experiencing something you’ve long been anticipating.

National Geographic’s book The World’s Most Romantic Destinations is loaded with places that are easy to fall in love with and experiences that will make your heart skip a beat. Click through this photo gallery to see a few of our favorite romantic destinations around the world.

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