Bella Vista Things to Do
Jesús de Tavarangue
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It is easy to arrange a taxi to travel to both Jesús and Trinidad, and be back in time for lunch at Hotel Papillon.
In March 2015, the taxi for 3 cost 220000 Guarani.
The same trip can be done by public transport for a tenth of the cost, but be prepared to wait for buses!Related to:
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Bella Vista Transportation
To the land across the Parana
Bella Vista is located only an hour by bus from the major border town of Encarnacion. Regular buses ply along Route 6, the main highway connecting Encarnacion with Ciduad del Este.
The journey takes a little over an hour, and (in March 2015), cost 10000 Guarani per person, paid on the bus. The buses are OK, but a little rattletrap and worn. The AC struggled, and petered out in the end. The bus itself struggled up the hills, and zoomed down them. Tell the conductor where you wish to get off.
If heading off from Bella Vista, wait beside the road and flag down a passing bus. it will take 6 hours if you are heading north to Ciduad del Este, the alternate way to Iguazu Falls.
The bus station in Encarnacion is easy to negotiate - the locals will help you find a bus (and change money too).
There are a range of ways to cross the border from Argentina. Easiest (and most expensive at about 250 Argentine Pesos) is to take a taxi from the bus station at Posadas, Encarnacion's sister city across the Parana.
There is quite a long queue to exit Argentina, so be prepared to allow an hour or so for the trip between bus stations. Your taxi driver will wait for you as you complete exit and entry formalities.
Alternatively, an International bus runs between the Posadas and Encarnacion bus stations. This stops at Argentinean and Paraguayan immigration, but will leave you behind when you get off (many of the locals can cross freely without formalities). Just keep hold of your bus ticket, and you can hop onto the next bus, which will turn up in about 15 minutes.
Thirdly, a new International Train now crosses the border between two spanking new border stations. Sadly, these aren't located conveniently, and would likely need a taxi from bus station to train station at either end, unless you were familiar with the respective local buses.
Posadas has twice daily flights to and from Buenos Aires (Aeroparque), taking 90 minutes.A taxi from airport to bus station is about 100 Pesos.Related to:
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