Monday Falls

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The Municipal Park Monday and its main attraction – approximately 45 m (148 ft) tall and 120 m (390 ft) wide waterfall named Saltos del Monday – are located in the Presidente Franco District, Alto Paraná Department, Paraguay, located between 25 ° 33’40, 6 and 54 ° 38’00,1 latitude, occupying an area of 4 acres (16,000 m2).

 

The waterfall has a long history: the Guarani travelers, who walk along the ancient path, stopped here. In the 21st century, the waterfall is surrounded by a park, where pedestrian paths and observation points are arranged. Tourists are engaged in rock-climbing, picnics and hiking; in the park there are places for camping and food. At the top of the waterfall you can swim or go boating.

 

The waterfall produces a considerable noise: at dawn and at dusk from afar, the sound of water falling on the basalt is heard and the fog rising from it can be seen.

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 – 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.

 

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