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Oviedo to Villarrica, Paraguay - 40mins By Bus In Cowboy Country

Paraguay travel blog by Mark Berman - April 2016   » View Photoset (38 Photos)

Mark Berman, South America backpacker for 10yrs!
One of the highlights of Paraguay for me is always the bus journeys around the countryside from place to place. Once you get off highways 2
Paraguay Photo - Man mows lawn, horse eats grass, motorbike waits for its master, country-life south of Coronel Oviedo.
Man mows lawn, horse eats grass, motorbike waits for its master, country-life south of Coronel Oviedo.
and 7 which connect Asuncion and Ciudad del Este, it's beautiful! You learn very quickly during one of these rides that Paraguay is very much a country of greenness, trees (wood products) and cattle (meat). Afterall, Paraguay does have some of the tastiest meat in South America!

40mins by Bus

This journey is a short one, only 40mins from Coronel Oviedo to Villarrica and back again the next day. Oviedo as the locals call it, is a principal junction with main roads leading in all directions from there. I came to Oviedo from Caacupe, 1hr west and wanted to head south to Villarrica for the night. Good, there was a bus leaving almost immediately and it wasn't long before we were in the middle of cowboy country!

Cowboy Country

Land must be super cheap in Paraguay, most of the houses and ranches you see along the way have no close neighbours and have green lawns and land surrounding them in abundance. Wide open spaces dotted with cattle, horses,
Paraguay Photo - The Tebicuary River, between Villarrica and Coronel Oviedo.
The Tebicuary River, between Villarrica and Coronel Oviedo.
water towers, dirt roads and hundreds of palm trees. We crossed the bridge over the Tebicuary River before passing through the small town of Mbocayaty where there is a nice white church beside the plaza just a short while before arriving in Villarrica.

Photos of the Countryside

The journey is best described with the photos I took while on the bus traveling there and back. Making photos from buses that have windows that open is one of my favorite things to do while backpacking around South America!

     

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Distances & times (if available) from about halfway from Oviedo to Villarrica (Paraguay) to:


Map location: Oviedo to Villarrica, Paraguay. One of the highlights of Paraguay for me is always the bus journeys around the countryside from place to place. Once you get off highways 2 and 7 which connect Asuncion and Ciudad del Este, it's beautiful!
 A : Villarrica - Paraguay 18 kms 18 kms straight distance | 44mins 44mins by car (31 kms) | 52mins 52mins by bus (31 kms) (31 kms)
 B : Ciudad del Este to Ybycui - Paraguay 43 kms 43 kms straight distance | 51mins 51mins by car (61 kms) | 1hr 1min 1hr 1min by bus (61 kms) (61 kms)
 C : San Bernardino & Caacupe - Paraguay 86 kms 86 kms straight distance | 1hr 44mins 1hr 44mins by car (111 kms) | 2hrs 4mins 2hrs 4mins by bus (111 kms) (111 kms)
 D : Paraguari - Paraguay 68 kms 68 kms straight distance | 1hr 46mins 1hr 46mins by car (122 kms) | 2hrs 7mins 2hrs 7mins by bus (122 kms) (122 kms)
 E : Ybycui & Ybycui National Park - Paraguay 73 kms 73 kms straight distance | 1hr 49mins 1hr 49mins by car (127 kms) | 2hrs 10mins 2hrs 10mins by bus (127 kms) (127 kms)
 F : Aregua & Itaugua - Paraguay 105 kms 105 kms straight distance | 2hrs 14mins 2hrs 14mins by car (135 kms) | 2hrs 40mins 2hrs 40mins by bus (135 kms) (135 kms)
 G : Asuncion - Paraguay 127 kms 127 kms straight distance | 3hrs 8mins 3hrs 8mins by car (174 kms) | 3hrs 45mins 3hrs 45mins by bus (174 kms) (174 kms)
 H : Ciudad del Este - Paraguay 165 kms 165 kms straight distance | 2hrs 37mins 2hrs 37mins by car (191 kms) | 3hrs 8mins 3hrs 8mins by bus (191 kms) (191 kms)
 I : Foz do Iguaçu - Brazil 184 kms 184 kms straight distance | 2hrs 57mins 2hrs 57mins by car (211 kms) | 3hrs 32mins 3hrs 32mins by bus (211 kms) (211 kms)
 J : Iguazu Falls - Argentina 185 kms 185 kms straight distance | 3hrs 41mins 3hrs 41mins by car (230 kms) | 4hrs 25mins 4hrs 25mins by bus (230 kms) (230 kms)
 K : Encarnacion to Paraguari - Paraguay 136 kms 136 kms straight distance | 3hrs 16mins 3hrs 16mins by car (237 kms) | 3hrs 55mins 3hrs 55mins by bus (237 kms) (237 kms)
 L : Encarnacion & the Jesuit Ruins - Paraguay 190 kms 190 kms straight distance | 5hrs 25mins 5hrs 25mins by car (396 kms) | 6hrs 30mins 6hrs 30mins by bus (396 kms) (396 kms)
 M : Concepcion - Paraguay 265 kms 265 kms straight distance | 5hrs 23mins 5hrs 23mins by car (420 kms) | 6hrs 27mins 6hrs 27mins by bus (420 kms) (420 kms)
 N : Posadas - Argentina 202 kms 202 kms straight distance | 5hrs 50mins 5hrs 50mins by car (452 kms) | 7hrs 7hrs by bus (452 kms) (452 kms)
 O : Resistencia - Argentina 330 kms 330 kms straight distance | 8hrs 4mins 8hrs 4mins by car (551 kms) | 9hrs 40mins 9hrs 40mins by bus (551 kms) (551 kms)
Driving times are accurate but approximate and are listed in the order of driving distance! Drive times are always affected by weather conditions, the terrain, time of day, altitude, dinner and bathroom stops, animals on the road, protests, a fast or slow bus driver, police checkpoints, border and river crossings, dropping off and picking up passengers etc. These drive times are obtained from Google Maps and are meant as a guide. Note however, times quoted in the main text of this page are exactly as the author experienced it.


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