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Paraguay Travel Guide

by our Paraguay expert Conrad Freethy
 
Conrad FreethyParaguay is arguably one of the most unspoilt countries in South America for visitors, partly because of its former political history (a rigid dictatorship now ended), partly through its position at the very heart of the immense continent. It is split east/west by the Rio Paraguay, on which river cruises offer an excellent way of seeing the country. The capital Asuncion is on a large bay of the river and is a pleasant Spanish colonial style city. To the east, where Paraguay comes together with Brazil and Argentina, is a spectacular region of rivers and waterfalls such as Alto Crystal; just upstream over the border, are the famed Iguaçu Falls. To the west lies the Chaco a mostly arid region that runs through much of central Southern America and where sheep and cattle ranching thrive – a few days on a working ‘estancia’ is a fascinating experience. Paraguay also has extensive wetlands and rainforest areas – a paradise for birdwatchers. Any visitor quickly acquires the ‘mate’ habit – the national drink of yerba green tea, drunk cold as ‘terrere’ in the warmer months. Also worth looking out for is the beautiful brightly coloured lacework known as ‘ñandutí’.

Paraguay Facts

National Flag: Paraguayan Flag
Language(s): Spanish
Guaraní
Currency: Paraguayan guarani
Capital city: Asunción
Total Area: 406,752 km2
Population: 6,127,000
Dialling Code: +595
Time Zone: GMT - 4


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FCO Travel Advice for Paraguay

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Asuncion Weather Forecast

Max Min
Today
09/01/2015
Broken Clouds Broken Clouds 36°C
97°F
24°C
75°F
Saturday
10/01/2015
Light Rain and Chance of Thunderstorms and Broken Clouds Light Rain and Chance of Thunderstorms and Broken Clouds 35°C
95°F
24°C
75°F
Sunday
11/01/2015
Light Rain and Chance of Thunderstorms and Scattered Clouds Light Rain and Chance of Thunderstorms and Scattered Clouds 36°C
97°F
25°C
77°F
Monday
12/01/2015
Isolated Clouds Isolated Clouds 36°C
97°F
25°C
77°F
Tuesday
13/01/2015
Light Rain and Chance of Thunderstorms and Isolated Clouds Light Rain and Chance of Thunderstorms and Isolated Clouds 36°C
97°F
25°C
77°F

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