Angel Falls is the world's highest uninterrupted waterfall, with a height of 979 metres and 150 metres wide at the base. The waterfall, called Salto Ángel in Spanish, drops over the edge of the Auyán-tepui mountain in the Canaima National Park. Because of the dense jungle surrounding the falls, they are best seen from the air. Angel Falls is one of Venezuela's top tourist attractions, though a trip to the falls is a complicated affair. The falls are located in an isolated jungle. The falls, first sighted by outsiders in the 1930s, were named for James Angel, an American adventurer who crash-landed his plane on a nearby mesa in 1937.