Places, Experiences, Info, Tips + 790 Photos from Paraguay
Paraguay, home of the Gran Chaco, exotic wetlands, amazing butterflies and birds! Enjoy the history of the Jesuit ruins and colonial towns.
Experience the beautiful green interior, eat the tastiest beef, meet the friendly and welcoming people, visit national parks and go shopping.
Paraguay is the only country in South America that I have needed a visa, it cost $50USD for only 5 days the first time I visited in 2009. On my 2nd
and 3rd visits in 2012 and 2016 I asked if I could have 10 days, that cost me $100USD. Here are my experiences and story.
Oviedo to Villarrica: The Countryside Is A Highlight In Paraguay
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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! You learn very quickly during one of these rides that Paraguay is very much a country of greenness, trees (wood products) and cattle (meat). More
Encarnacion to Paraguari: Just Enjoy The Ride
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Traveling through the Paraguayan countryside and passing through the small towns is one of the highlights of Paraguay for me. The 5hr bus ride between Encarnacion and Paraguari on Route 1 is no exception. One of my favourite things to do on buses is to take as many photos as possible of everything that catches my eye. More
Paraguari: A Little Off The Beaten Track
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Paraguari is not really one of those places on the tourist trail to visit, just a convenient town to stop for a night at the junction of the main highway where Route 1 takes a turn north-west towards Asuncion. I had travelled 5hrs by bus from Encarnacion to get there. More
Filadelfia: Do You Really Want To Come Here?
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There is nothing to see or do in Filadelfia. Unless you are a Mennonite, want to be a Mennonite or have friends who are Mennonites, there is no reason to go there. It's a ghost town, it has no center, it is an empty place with no attractions. After I read the Lonely Planet it sounded like a destination I should visit, but in reality it is about the loneliest place on the planet. More
Gran Chaco: Stunning Scenery, Look Out For The Wildlife
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Traveling on the Trans-Chaco Highway is one of Paraguay's highlights for me, the road extends from Asuncion all the way up to Bolivia, it also goes by a couple of other less-cool sounding names - Highway 9 and Carlos Antonio Lopez Road. The Trans-Chaco Highway intersects 5hrs north of Asuncion with Highway 5 which leads east to Concepcion. More
Ciudad del Este: Bring Lots Of Money And Go Shopping
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2016 Nothing had changed in the 7yrs between my first and second visits to Ciudad del Este, it's still all about shoppers shopping in shops! It's the sort of place you may well be tempted to leave soon after arriving if shopping aint your thing. I arrived in Ciudad del Este this time from the west. More