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Paraguay Travel Tips and Information

Paraguay Travel Tips and Information

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Official NameThe Republic of Paraguay
Population6.7 million
Country CodePY
LanguageSpanish and Guarani
Country Code (international calls)595

The flight time to Paraguay is approximately ---- hours. Check the climate, currency, religion, manners, other information of Paraguay below. Wishing you pleasant travels to Paraguay.

Paraguay is a landlocked country located in central South America and is often referred to as the heart of South America.

Visa and Immigration Procedures to Paraguay

All travelers must have a valid passport. Most European citizens generally don't need visas to visit Paraguay for up to 90 days. However, citizens of the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Taiwan need a visa and if they fly into Asuncion, they can obtain a visa upon arrival for around USD 160 depending on their nationality and how long they intend to stay. Other travelers can obtain visas in advance from the Paraguay Embassy or Consulate. It takes two to three days to process a visa in Paraguay.

Things/Items Allowed into Paraguay

Travelers are allowed free import of reasonable quantities of perfume, tobacco products and alcoholic beverages, with a maximum value of USD 300.

Things/Items Forbidden out of Paraguay

・Taser ・Pepper Spray ・Mace ・Knives ・Ammunition ・Alcohol ・Explosives ・Animal Products ・Biological products ・Pesticides ・Fireworks ・Alkalis ・Narcotics ・Obscene Literature

Things/Items Forbidden into Paraguay

・Taser ・Pepper Spray ・Mace ・Knives ・Ammunition ・Alcohol ・Explosives ・Animal Products ・Biological products ・Pesticides ・Fireworks ・Alkalis ・Narcotics ・Obscene Literature

Voice of Travelers to Paraguay

Beautiful Paraguay

Paraguay is a beautiful country. Few tourists travel to Paraguay. Paraguay is serene and considered as the place to go to if one wants to disappear. Although underrated, Paraguay is an attractive country with several interesting tourist sites. Ascuncion is a relaxed town. The town has several sites including the Rail Museum and the National Pantheon of the Heroes. The local food in Paraguay includes Sopa and Chipa. A good hotel to stay in while in this part of Paraguay is Posada Del Cielo. The hotel is situated in an affluent part of the town of Ascuncion. Between the towns of Ascuncion and Encarnacion there are many villages with museums offering insight into the churches and missionary activities during the Jesuit and Franciscan eras.

What to Eat while in Paraguay

There are several nice meals one can eat while in Paraguay. The Terere rupa consists of various foods eaten mid-morning or during breakfast.Terere is a drink made from herbs called yerba and cold water.The drinks is quite refreshing during summer. Chipa is the other Paraguay meal. It is bread made from starch. The bread also contains aniseed, eggs, milk and cheese.It resembles a bagel since it is round with a hole at the centre. Mbeju is a starch cake that the Paraguay people take at any time of the day.It looks partly like an omelette and partly like a pancake.The cake additionally has cheese and mandioca. The cake is prepared under very high pan temperatures. The sopa Paraguay and the chioa Guazu, the Mandioca and the chipa are authentic main dishes eaten by the people of Paraguay. I especially enjoyed the Asado, which is a barbeque and the Arro Quesu which is white rice enjoyed by the people of Paraguay.

The rich culture of Paraguay

Paraguay has a rich culture. About 80% of the people of Paraguay are of mixed decent i.e they have both Spanish and Native American ancestry. Spanish and Guarani are the two national languages of Paraguay. Paraguay is proud of its culture and heritage and is one of the few countries in South America that maintains its native language as an official language. The British Engineers built the Asunción-Encarnación railway line which was the first railway built in South America. The Iguassu Falls initially belonged to Paraguay but were then lost to Brazil, yet it remains one of the world's top tourist attractions. The people of Paraguay are modest but proud of their heritage and they welcome guests and treat tourists well.

Paraguay Travel FAQs

Q. What is the climate like in Paraguay?

A. The climate is subtropical, and drier in the semi-arid west than the east. Winters are generally mild to cool, while the summers do get quite warm. We recommend layering clothing as the temperature does get cooler at night even though it can be hot during the day.

Q. What are some things to keep in mind when visiting Paraguay?

A. Paraguay actually has a poor public transportation system and is lacking an underground public transportation system. The public transportation is also not as efficient as it could be. In Paraguay, buses and flights are not on schedule most of the time.

Paraguay - Direct Flights to Major Airports

Airports handling direct flights toSilvio Pettirossi International Airport・Madrid-Barajas Airport ・Viru International Airport ・Jorge Newbery Airfield ・Tocumen International Airport ・São Paulo–Guarulhos International Airport etc.

Flight Routes to Paraguay

There are several major airlines that offer flights to Paraguay including Gol Transportes Aéreos, Air Europa and TAM Airlines. The airlines that fly from the United States to Paraguay are Aerolineas Argentinas, Avianca, and Copa Airlines. There are direct flights from cities such as Miami in the US and Madrid in Spain. Paraguay has 14 airports, but the largest airports are the Silvio Pettirossi Airport which is located in Paraguay's capital, Asuncion and Alejo Garcia Airport which is located in Ciudad Del Este.