Coordinates: 25.5626 S 54.6324 W
No:291        (list of all attractions)
Category:Waterfalls
Values:Geology, Visual
Rank:4
Address:South America, Paraguay, Alto ParanĂ¡, Monday River in the southern outskirts of Ciudad del Este, in the municipal park, 7 km before ParanĂ¡
Name in Spanish:Saltos del Monday
Height:45 m
Drops:2 main drops and many smaller ones
Width:120 m
Stream:Monday River
Monday Falls, Paraguay
Monday Falls.
Felipe Mendez, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0
Monday Falls from above
Monday Falls from above.
Hugo Diaz Lavigne, Wikimedia Commons, public domain
Monday Falls
Monday Falls.
Felipe Mendez, Wikimedia Commons, public domain

Anywhere else in the world Monday Falls would be a major tourist attraction. These 45 m tall and approximately 120 m wide falls are truly breathtaking.

Nevertheless this beautiful waterfall is overshadowed by one of the largest waterfalls in the world - just 24 km (direct line) from here are located Iguazu Falls.

The name "Monday" (pronounced "mon-da-ugh") originates from Guarani language and means: "robbed river".

Monday Falls are located in the Puerto President Franco suburb of fast groving city - Ciudad del Este. Happily a (rather small) patch of natural forest around the falls has been preserved - this is the 9 ha large nature reserve Monday Municipal Park. A system of nature trails has been developed around the falls.

Falls have formed on basalt.

Map

See Monday Falls on the map of Paraguay!


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