A lot of people that travel to Foz do Iguassu, cross the border to Paraguay just to enjoy the amazing prices at Ciudad del Este. What most people don’t realise is there’s more than just cheap stuff on that side of Ponte da Amizade – or friendship bridge, if you’re into translating names. One of the main attractions there is Cataratas Saltos del Monday.
Saltos del Monday are 3 huge waterfalls you can find on the Monday River. And Monday is not like the day of the week, it is actually a Guarani word that means “waters that rolls” or something. This paradise is just a few kilometres away from Ciudad del Este, in the small village called Presidente Franco. You can easily go in the morning for your shopping routine and spend the afternoon there or so the opposite.
Surrounded by native forest and filled with stuff to do, the small park of Saltos del Rio Monday has a place for a quick bite, tree climbing, zip line, tracks and much more. If you’re into climbing, there are some places with over 40 meters stone walls where you can have your fun, but if you’re like me, just go for the view and the photo opportunity.
It is a nice alternative to the sometimes crowded Cataratas do Iguassu park. Since is not really well-known, you can have a quite and relaxing time on the Paraguayan side.