Paraguay Travel & Tourism
Located in the stunning reaches of South America, landlocked Paraguay offers visitors a variety of spectacular cultural and outdoor-oriented attractions. Guests can tour rustic towns or head over to sophisticated metropolises to explore a world where supercars and horse-drawn carriages share the streets. Visitors can enjoy a cultural experience at Encarnación or stroll through colonial streets in Asunción. Adventurous travelers can head off on an excursion through the wilderness of Northern Paraguay or set off along the Río Paraguay for a memorable experience. While the Eastern Region is punctuated by rolling hills, dense forests and a plethora of lakeside cities, the wilder Western Region of the country features the arid Chaco wilderness and a number of biological reserves to spark the environmental imagination of the green traveler. To this day Paraguay features seventeen indigenous groups, including the renowned Guaraní people, who adorn the country with a spectacular language and culture. Guests can enjoy the hospitality of the kind and curious Paraguayan culture set within its thriving, spectacular climate.
The stunning spectacle of Encarnación is located in Paraguayan heartland, and is often a hub for visitors interested in visiting the Jesuit ruins that adorn Trinidad and Jesús. Guests should schedule their trip to Encarnación during February, when the town comes alive with a traditional Carnival, which features costumed dancers, lively music and a spectacular taste of the local culture. Visitors can’t leave the city without viewing the spectacular remains of Jesuit architecture nearby. One of the area’s best-kept attractions is located in nearby towns San Cosme and Damian, which feature the ruins of a Jesuit observatory that was built in the early 1700s. Guests can tour the remains of the college and church, which features representations of an indigenous Christ. Visitors can’t pass up an opportunity to stop by the nearby Yacyretá Ecological reserve in San Cosme, which features an eclectic assortment of local mammals, birds and reptiles.
Visitors who are interested in a retreat from the silence and solitude of Paraguay’s small towns can stop by Asunción. As Paraguay’s capital city, this once-tiny colonial town has grown to become one of the busiest cities in the country. Located on the stunning Río Paraguay, the city lines the riverbank and features a near-infinite assortment of attractions to appeal to the historical adventurer. Guests can gawk at the architecture at Plaza de los Héros or stop by the pivotal Casa de la Independencia, which documents artifacts from the 1811 revolution. Those who are interested in diving in to the local culture can stop by the Museo de Bellas Artes, which features works by Paraguayan and South American artists. Family travelers can enjoy hiking through the Parque de Museo de Historia Natural, which features a zoo and wildlife exhibits.
Guests looking for a more laid-back setting can head over to the Mennonite community of Filadelfia. Located within driving distance to Chaco, the town offers a unique blend of modern and antiquated culture. Those who are interested in learning more abut the unique culture can head over to the Unger Museum. Visitors can enjoy the town’s German roots by strolling through its downtown Fernheim district.
Visitors who would like to explore one of the wildest places in South America can retreat to the Gran Chaco. This spectacular, dry wilderness occupies territory in four South American states: Brazil, Bolivia, Argentina and—of course—Paraguay. This region is one of the hottest places in the southern continent. This reserve is the least populated region of the country and covers an expansive 95,337 square miles. Visitors who would like to travel to this region can head down the Trans-Chaco Highway and explore the arid Alt Chaco or swampy Bajo Chaco region.
Worldwide Tourism Popularity Ranking: 121 of 230
- Quality of Airports: Poor (2.6 of 7)
- Number of Airlines: 7
- Number of Arriving Passengers: 439000
Hotels & Lodging
- Quality of Lodging: Good (4.1 of 5)
- Number of Hotels: 73
- Average Room Rate: $122.5
Purpose of Visit
- Business Trip: 39%
- Family Vacation: 16%
- Couples Getaway: 27%
- Friends Trip: 9%
- Solo Travel: 30%
Top Vacation Destinations in Paraguay
Most popular cities in Paraguay in terms of percentage of visitors and number of hotels:
Popularity: 1 | 86.8% Visitors | 50 Hotels
Ciudad Del Este
Popularity: 2 | 4.32% Visitors | 9 Hotels
Popularity: 3 | 3.3% Visitors | 5 Hotels
Popularity: 4 | 2.96% Visitors | 1 Hotels
Popularity: 5 | 1.02% Visitors | 1 Hotels
Popularity: 6 | 0.57% Visitors | 1 Hotels
Top Paraguay Hotels
1Aparthotel LipaAnanda 300 y Elias Ayala, Asuncion100% recommended | 12 reviews
2La Mision Hotel BoutiqueJ. Eulogio Estigarribia 4990 esq., Asuncion92% recommended | 22 reviews
3Hotel Casino Acaray11 de Setiembre y Luis Ma. Argana, Ciudad Del Este100% recommended | 18 reviews
4Sheraton Asuncion HotelAviadores del Chaco, Asuncion96% recommended | 87 reviews
5Granados Park Hotel15 de Agosto y Estrella, Asuncion97% recommended | 36 reviews
6Days Inn Terrazas Del SolPaseo del Yath near Lapacho, Asuncion93% recommended | 9 reviews
7Asuncion Palace HotelColon 415 y Estrella, Asuncion98% recommended | 54 reviews
8Resort Yacht Y Golf Club ParaguayoAvda. del Yacht No11, Asuncion96% recommended | 90 reviews
9Las MargaritasEstrella y 15 de agosto, Asuncion100% recommended | 20 reviews
10Hotel WestfalenhausSgto 1 M Benitez No 1577 C Stm, Asuncion94% recommended | 17 reviews