WHY TO VISIT PARAGUAY
A small country with many great qualities, Paraguay suffers from the popularity of its larger neighbours. It has however various attractions; its welcoming population, its history based on an interesting cultural mix and its warm and authentic atmosphere.
The capital, Asuncion has various quarters possessing old colonial architecture. The cathedral too is a building worth seeing as also the Governmental Palace and the Heroes Pantheon at the Eponymous Place. Take a walk around the huge market, visit the Museo del Barro then head for the town outskirts and go to San Bernardino, a lovely spa station, then to Capiata to see its lovely Cathedral with its wooden sculptures and Luques, a town with gold and silversmiths where you can find lovely silver and gold jewellery.
Put aside a little of your time to visit the Jesuit missions; Encarnacion with its markets, Trinidad and Jesus with their ruins classified as a UNESCO Humanitarian World Heritage Site, and the basilisk San Roque Gonzalez de Santa Cruz.
Close to the Ciudad del Este, you can visit the hydraulic complex at Itaipu, the largest in the world, then go to the Iguazu Falls, huge and overpowering.
In the north of the country, at the Cerro Cora National Park, you can discover the local plant and animal life, especially animals including the tapirs, pumas and jaguars.
WHAT TO SEE IN PARAGUAY
WHEN TO GO TO PARAGUAY
Best period to visit Paraguay is from xxx to xxxx.
The climate is continental in type with seasons that are inverted compared to those of the northern hemisphere. Summer lasts from January to March with temperatures rising to, and even going beyond, 40°C.
Winter, between July and September, is relatively mild (temperatures around 20°C) but big temperature differences can occur over short periods of time. It is always quite humid whatever the season and rain can bring floods, sometimes of catastrophic proportions. The best time to visit the country is between May and September after the passing of the heavy rains that occur between October and April.
Following a list of typical festival and celebrations of Paraguay.
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HOW TO REACH AND TRAVEL THROUGH PARAGUAY
by plane, main airports are:
GENERAL INFORMATION ON PARAGUAY
country entry requirements: No visa is required for a stay of less than 90 days.
health tips & vaccination: do not drink tap water
local currency: Paraguayan guarani
local time zone: GMT-4 (-3)
mobile phone operators:
WHAT TO DO IN PARAGUAY
typical food in Paraguay
souvenirs from Paraguay
How are you?: Cómo estás?
Thank you: Gracias
What is your name?: Cuál es su nombre?
How much is it?: Cuánto cuesta?