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Asuncion at a Glance

Asuncion is a treat to visit. Its colonial center is fun to explore and mixes well with the museums, art and nightlife the sprawling city has to offer. 

Asuncion has great contrasts of opulence and squalor. Mansion houses line parts of the city while other areas devolve into shanty towns. The city's charming old town has tree lined streets and Spanish Colonial and Art-nouveau splendor. Enjoy a morning of wandering over the cobblestone streets and join locals for lunch at a crowded cafe. 

At dinner time, seek out some of the international fine dining secreted around Asuncion. Enjoy a fine meal and maybe seek out some music after dinner. If you have the energy, join hip young Paraguayans for a late evening on the town. This welcoming city is ready to let you in on its best kept secrets.  

What to Expect
High Season
May - September
Low Season
October - April
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      • Major Airport Silvio Pettirossi International Airport

      Passport / Visa Requirements

      Australian, New Zealand,  Canadian and American tourists need to obtain a visa from a Paraguay Consular office. Most visas can be picked up the same day. Be sure to have your passport actually stamped upon entrance to avoid fines when leaving the country. To learn more information, contact the Paraguay Consulate's office in your country. American citizens can also use the U.S State Department website as a resource. 

      Need to Know

      Severe Weather Paraguay has abundant rainfall and can be quite hot and sticky during the summer. It is best to visit during the winter months May - September. 

      Safety Concerns Paraguay is generally safe, however it is best to avoid displaying valuables or flashing cash. Avoid walking alone at night especially in border areas and in Asuncion.  

      Health Concerns Poisonous snakes, mosquito and strong river currents can injure or kill you. Hire a knowledgeable guide to help you in the back country and bring a water filter to purify water before drinking.