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Travel to Paraguay

Paraguay's Information

Flag of Paraguay
Land Area 397,302 km2
Water Area 9,450 km2
Total Area 406,752km2 (#59)
Population 6,862,812 (#104)
Population Density 17.27/km2
Government Type Presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $64.67 Billion
GDP Per Capita $9,500
Currency Guarani (PYG)
Largest Cities

ATTRACTIONS: (a few major)

Paraguay is an off-the-beaten-path destination with colonial cities, grassy plains and wildernesses to explore.

Asuncion, one of the oldest cities in South America, known as "the Mother of Cities," has many points-of-interest: including the Godoi Museum, Church of La Encarnacion, the Panteon Nacional, and the Presidential Palace (Palacio de los Lopez).

Additional destinations of choice within the country include the little town of Itaugua (famous for lace); Aregua and its pottery; the Pantanal, a wilderness region of swamps and marshes - teeming with wildlife; the Jesuit mission tours from Encarnacion; Iguassu Falls and the surrounding tropical rain forest; tours of the Chaco and its wildlfe, and any of Paraguay's national parks.

For visits to the interior, a local tour operator is recommended.


  • Electricity: 220V, 50Hz
  • Times to Travel: Paraguay experiences intense summer heat, so the winter months - May to September - are the best times to visit. The average high temperature in July (the coldest month) is about 71° F (22° C).

    The weather can be variable, and it's not unusual to have nightly frosts.

  • NOTE: Before making your travel plans to any worldwide destination, we strongly recommend you authenticate important details regarding all applicable health, passport and visa requirments. The people at Travel Visa Pro can answer all of your questions!
  • Paraguay Travel Advice and Warnings
This page was last updated on November 22, 2017.

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