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Monday Falls (Saltos del Monday)

Main characteristics

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

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.

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

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!