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Paraguay

Paraguay Travel Guide

Quick Facts

💰Currency Paraguayan Guarani (₲)
🔄Exchange Rate US$1 = ₲7521.94
💬Languages Spanish, Guarani
🗣️English Fluency Moderate
🏙️Capital Asunción
👥Population 7.3 million
🚘Driving Side right
🔌Plugs C
🕑Time Paraguay Time (UTC-4:00)
🍽️Must-Try Chipa, Sopa Paraguaya, Bori Bori, Mbejú

Backpacker Budget: US$26 ( 195,570)

Hostel Dorm US$10 ( 75,219)
Takeaway Meal US$5 ( 37,610)
Public transport US$1 ( 7,522)
Long-distance bus US$9 ( 67,697)
Entrance Fee US$5 ( 37,610)
Beer US$2 ( 15,044)

When to go?

March to November Warm weather
December to February Hot weather

What's unique?

Welcome to Paraguay, a country of vibrant culture and stunning natural beauty. Tucked away in the heart of South America, Paraguay offers a unique travel experience that is off the beaten path. This landlocked nation is known for its Guarani-speaking population, making it one of the few countries in the world where indigenous languages are widely spoken alongside Spanish.

Nature enthusiasts will be captivated by Paraguay's diverse landscapes. From the vast wetlands of the Pantanal region, home to an array of wildlife including jaguars and caimans, to the breathtaking Monday waterfalls, the smaller brother of the famous Iguazu Falls on its border with Brazil and Argentina, there are endless opportunities for adventure. Don't miss visiting Lake Ypacarai or exploring UNESCO-listed Jesuit ruins scattered throughout the country.

Whether you're seeking cultural immersion or outdoor exploration, Paraguay has something for everyone. Discover this hidden gem and let it surprise you with its warm hospitality and untamed beauty.

Aquidaban on Paraguay River
Aquidaban on Paraguay River

Exploring Paraguay
(1 week)

  1. 1
    Ciudad del Este

    Visit the largest shopping center in South America and explore the Itaipu Dam, one of the world's largest hydroelectric power plants.

  2. 2
    Asuncion

    Discover the rich history and culture of Paraguay by visiting landmarks like the Palacio de López, the Panteón Nacional de los Héroes, and the Museo del Barro.

  3. 3
    Los Tres Gigantes Biological Station

    Fly into Bahia Negra and experience the incredible biodiversity of the Pantanal wetlands at Los Tres Gigantes Biological Station, home to a variety of bird species, mammals, and reptiles.

Best Experiences

Sunrise in the Pantanal
Sunrise in the Pantanal

Fun Fact

Paraguay is one of the few countries in the world where the majority of the population speaks two official languages.

FAQ

What are the must-visit tourist destinations in Paraguay?

Some of the must-visit tourist destinations in Paraguay include the Itaipu Dam, Iguazu Falls, Ybycui National Park, and Asunción, the capital city.

Is it safe to travel in Paraguay?

Paraguay is generally a safe country to visit. However, it is always important to take normal safety precautions and be aware of your surroundings, especially in crowded tourist areas or major cities.

What is the local currency of Paraguay?

The local currency of Paraguay is the Paraguayan Guarani (PYG).

What is the official language of Paraguay?

The official languages of Paraguay are Spanish and Guarani.

Travel Tips

  • Money Cards are accepted at most places
  • ATM Fees Most ATMs charge fees, but you can find fee-free ATMs
  • Do try to learn some basic Spanish or Guarani phrases to communicate with the locals.
  • Do respect the customs and traditions of the indigenous communities.
  • Do try the local cuisine, especially the traditional Paraguayan dishes.
  • Do dress modestly when visiting religious sites.
  • Don't disrespect or make fun of the local customs and traditions.
  • Don't drink tap water, always opt for bottled water.
  • Don't touch or take photos of religious artifacts without permission.
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Cover: Sunset in the Pantanal

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