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Monday Falls (Saltos del Monday)

Monday Falls, Paraguay
Monday Falls / Felipe Mendez, Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0

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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.

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GPS coordinates
25.5626 S 54.6324 W
Location, address
South America, Paraguay, Alto Paraná, Monday River in the southern outskirts of Ciudad del Este, in the municipal park, 7 km before Paraná
Name in Spanish
Saltos del Monday
Height
45 m
Drops
2 main drops and many smaller ones
Width
120 m
Stream
Monday River

Map of the site

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Monday Falls from above
Monday Falls from above / Hugo Diaz Lavigne, Wikimedia Commons, public domain

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 – just 9 ha) patch of natural forest around the falls has been preserved as a nature reserve named Monday Municipal Park. A system of nature trails has been developed around the falls.

Falls have formed on basalt.

Monday Falls, Paraguay
Monday Falls / Felipe Mendez, Wikimedia Commons, public domain

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