Paraguay Travel Guide

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Asunción

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/South_America/Paraguay/Asuncion_Departamento/Asuncion-1595985/TravelGuide-Asuncion.html

71,69,47

Ciudad del Este

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41,67,6

Areguá

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6,8,0

Encarnación

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3,7,1

San Bernardino

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4,6,2

Hernandarias

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0,4,0

Ybycuí

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/South_America/Paraguay/Departamento_de_Paraguari/Ybycui-1593993/TravelGuide-Ybycui.html

2,4,0

Mariscal Estigarribia

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2,9,0

Filadelfia

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4,8,0

Caacupé

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/South_America/Paraguay/Departamento_de_la_Cordillera/Caacupe-1595943/TravelGuide-Caacupe.html

2,4,0

Asunción

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  • The Airport

    Asunción Transportation

    Going to Asuncion by airplane still is an adventure.Most air traffic control is still by radio only; a new Spanish Air Traffic control radar will be installed in 2011.Many of the big farm owners have their own landing strips and do their own thing in the air.The North of the country is known for smuggling flights, while in the South an ever...

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  • Asuncion Palace Hotel

    Asunción Hotels

    We found it difficult to find budget or cheap accommodation in Asuncion. There didn't seem to be any...

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  • Museo Ferroviario (Railroad Museum)

    Asunción Things to Do

    Paraguay and more specifically Asuncion has the oldest railway in South American. It was started in 1857, but sadly it is no longer functional. Most of the historic lines have been removed or grown over. There is a project afoot to rejuvenate and bring back many of the sections.However, the main terminal in Asuncion is stills standing and currently...

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Ciudad del Este

  • You can find anything here

    Ciudad del Este Things to Do

    Across the Parana river from Brazil, Ciudad del Este is the 2nd biggest city in all of Paraguay. It is a shopping haven for the bargain hunter. You can buy anything from counterfeit viagra to exotic pets to AK47s. I wouldn't recommend you did though! This is also a highly used smuggling route into the rest of South America. Be warned

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  • Las Ventanas

    Ciudad del Este Hotels

    Avda Maria de los Angeles esq/ Luis Bordon, Area Comercial Parana Country Club, Ciudad Del Este, Par

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Border town

    Ciudad del Este Things to Do

    Ciudad Del Este (literally Eastern city) lies across the river from Brazil, and also very close to Argentina. It serves as a huge shopping opportunity for locals and tourists. Not very easy on the eye and pretty ramshackle and dusty, I wouldn't recommend it as your only taste of Paraguay.

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Areguá

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  • Sandstone formations of Cerro Koi

    Areguá Things to Do

    Paraguay has one of the rare geological oddities. Only found in few other places (South Africa and Canada), Cerro Koi is the only location in South America where sandstone can be found in naturally occurring polygonal shafts.The cost is free, however there are a few favelas nearby so it has been recommended by a few locals to go with a security...

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  • Playa de Aregua

    Areguá Things to Do

    Beaches are not a commonality in Paraguay. While there are many rivers in the country, very few are safe or clean for swimming. There is a man-made beach in Encarnacion, but that is a far drive for most.Lago Ypacarai offers a partial solution. From a distance, the blue waters look inviting and refreshing on the hot days. However, the closer you...

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  • Old Train Station (Estacion A)

    Areguá Things to Do

    If you read my Asuncion page or possibly some other literature on Paraguay, you may know that Paraguay had the first railroad in South America.Although there is work on going to restore some portions of these lines, most of it is run down and dilapidated.Aregua has one of the original stations. The building is still in decent condition, but most...

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Encarnación

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  • Jesuit Ruins of Trinidad del Parana

    Encarnación Things to Do

    I was told that this was the world's least visited UNESCO site. And while I may actually say that the neighboring site of Jesus de Tavarangue is less traveled, it is hard to argue when you visit a site for about 3 hours and are the only person there. Not only that, but the ticket/info booth show a roster that was empty for 3 days.The Jesuit ruins...

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  • Encarnacion Resort Hotel

    Encarnación Hotels

    Ruta 1 Kilometre 361, Barrio Quiteria , Encarnacion, 6000, Paraguay

  • Jesuits in the Past, Guarani Today

    Encarnación Local Customs

    While Paraguay has had a very dynamic past, the present day culture is very much rooted in Guarani culture.However, from the late 1600's until the 1760's, the Jesuits among others had a very large concentration and influence in the area. There are several ruins built of stone in the region. They are of various sizes and condition, but it is...

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San Bernardino

  • Take the Back Roads

    San Bernardino Transportation

    If you come to San Bernardino, chances are that you will be coming by a private car. Public transportation does exist, but it is neither the most convenient nor common.Option #1 - if you come to San Bernardino, the most direct route will be HW-2. This is the fastest and most direct route, but it is also the least attractive. (about 40km one...

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  • Hotel Los Alpes San Bernardino

    San Bernardino Hotels

    I came to town for a wedding with some friends. Not wanting to drive late and not wanting to worry...

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  • Elegant international & local at...

    San Bernardino Restaurants

    While the dress code may not be fully elegant, the restaurant is probably one of the more sophisticated in town. But don't let that scare you away, if you are wearing shorts and sandals, you will still fit right in, even for dinner.The tables have linens and the walls are decorated with art and decor to try to make it feel like a French Cafe. While...

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Ybycuí

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  • La Rosada

    Ybycuí Things to Do

    La Rosada was the original name of the first steel foundry in South America. It may be primitive compared to modern technology, but it was quite modern at the time.Much of it was destroyed during the Triple Alliance War, but it was functional from 1850~1868.The local mountains were mined for the raw ingredients. Many of the structures are still...

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  • Parque Nacional Ybycui

    Ybycuí Things to Do

    The national park of Ybycui is well known relatively speaking for parks in Paraguay. The infrastructure may not be the same as many international visitors may be expecting.However the trails and parking area are relatively well maintained. I did a couple of the short hikes, but there are many to choose from and waterfalls too. Unfortunately my...

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Mariscal Estigarribia

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    by pieter_jan_v Updated Jul 2, 2007

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    You can fly to Mariscal Estigarriba (call sign: ESG), but it's not any airline destination.

    I still don't know what the status of the field is.
    In 1999 I discovered an open hangar being build, but still empty.
    There is a small station building (4 rooms) with fresh water and a radio to guide the occasional visiting plane.

    One soldier at the gate.

    Update: Around 2005 US marines were stationed here to increase political pressure.

    Mariscal Estigarribia runway construction in 1980 Mariscal Estigarribia Airport Hangar Airport Entrance, Main building & Hangar
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    • Adventure Travel
    • Work Abroad
    • Eco-Tourism

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Filadelfia

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  • Boqueron

    Filadelfia Things to Do

    This a monument for the soldiers who lost their lives during the Chaco war between Bolivia and Paraguay. There are grave sites for soldiers from both sides. You can still see the trenches from the battles dug into the ground.

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  • Filadelfia

    Filadelfia Things to Do

    Filadelfia is the administrative center of the Chaco. Home to menonite communities from Canada and Russia.

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Caacupé

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  • Mini Virgins and more

    Caacupé Shopping

    There are not many stores in Caacupe except for the street vendors which congregate around the Basilica. There is just about everything you can think of, from food kiosks, to hats, to belts and leather, to children's toys, etc. The most unique thing here would be the small homage of the Virgin of Caacupe. You will find many of them sold around the...

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  • Climb the Dome of the Basilica

    Caacupé Things to Do

    The main basilica in central Caacupe looks impressive from the outside. It is massive, white and stands above the trees and skyline of the city higher than anything else. However, upon closer inspection, the basilica is actually quite banal and new (built in 1980). It is however a new building for the Virgin of Caacupe, whose stories go back to...

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