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Top Ten Things You Should Remember When You Visit Paraguay

Mar 6, 2008
In the heart of South America lies a place admired for its beauty and historico-cultural heritage. Fall in love with the beauty of its wilderness and of its people by traveling in this landlocked country. Here's where you can go to maximize your stay in Paraguay.

1.) Iguassu Falls

Iguassu Falls lies in the border of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay, churning some 553-m3 of water per second down its 269 feet. Situated in the heart of a pristine forest, it is very much recommended for nature lovers, travelers seeking solace and to photographers who wants to capture beauty on their film. Plan a day to enjoy Paraguayan flora and fauna in this area.

2.) Ciudad del Este

Admire the dynamics of a bustling flea market while shopping your heart out and looking for the best bargains in Ciudad del Este. Watch people and products travel the crowded streets like ants carrying supplies for the rainy days. Shop, walk, taste, and discover another side of Paragauayan's life.

3.) Museum of the Guarani Land

Retrace ten thousand years of Gurani occupation, tradition and culture by going to the Museum of the Gurani Land located some 11.5 kilometers from Ciudad del Este. This free-access museum offers activities and exhibits to help teachers and students learn more about the Gurai culture. Learn more and appreciate Paraguayan culture better by finding your way to this place.

4.) Refugio Biológico Tatí Yupí

Following the construction of Itaipú Dam in Paraguay is the development of natural forest and water system to protect animals that seek shelter near the dam. Go to this refuge and experience superb camping and wonderful camping facilities offered by the place. Biking and horseback-riding is also a must for people who are planning to stay here.

5.) Casa de la Independencia

After some three hundred years of colonization, Paraguayan s declared their independence in Casa de la Independencia in 1811. Relive those magic moments through the place's collection of coins, furniture, speeches, and other memorabilia. Dictionary or knowledge of Spanish language is required because texts are written in Spanish.

6.) The Chaco

This 330-m2 reserve is six times than Yosemite National Park and covers parts of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, and Paraguay. The Gran Chaco Americano is a place to enjoy biological diversity as it happens. Take a look in this Paraguayan site and marvel at the varying topographical conditions of the site, the biological diversity that are in existence in the flowing forest, and the people who are maintaining their own cultural identities.

7.) Asado

Asado is a selection of grilled meats roasted in open fire. This is extremely popular in Paraguay, thanks to the high concentration of cattle in the area. Roam around the country, and you will never run out of this delicacy.

8.) Asuncion

Built over the hills above Rio de Paraguay, Asuncion is Paraguay's home for historical architecture and art. Enjoy its colorful festivals scattered all over the year and see Asuncion in full bloom. The celebration has its way of infecting people, so take a step out and dance your way into the crowd.

9.) Lago Ypacari

Take a dip into the famous lake in Paraguay and enjoy the sights, the spray and the fun that comes with it. This lake is also thought to have curative powers so enjoy some free healing while you're at it. There's no stopping you, however, from enjoying some time swimming and playing water sports here.

10.) Trinidad & Jesús

Trinidad & Jesús is a Jesuit settlement in Paraguay built for religious, educational and defensive measures. Admire the tranquility and solace this place offers by camping out near the ruins and hiring local guides to get your way around the place. No need to worry, these guides speak their English, German and Spanish.
About the Author
Jonathan Williams is the travel writer for Destination Guide TV - the place to share travel videos. Visit http://www.destinationguide.tv/paraguay to view or share Paraguay travel videos.
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