As of 10th July 2020 currency comparison is 1 : 91.02 (INR vs Paraguayan Guarani)
Paraguay is a high on demand now a days among tourists from different parts of the world for its richness and endless natural spaces, which, together with a strong cultural identity different to that of its neighbouring countries, make this an attractive location. Safe in a good measure and with very competitive rates in comparison to what you can find right across the border. I believe below travel tips for Paraguay will help before your trip to Paraguay.
Weather in Paraguay
The weather in Paraguay varies depending on the region and the season of the year. Which means that winter takes place between July and September, and summer goes from December to March, so you better pack your clothes following this criteria.
In cities such as Asuncion and Ciudad del Este, temperatures are really high from October to March, easily reaching 30º or even 40º, as is proper to tropical weather. December and January are the rainier months, and the rain tends to be quite heavy, so don’t forget to pack a raincoat. On the flip side, winters can be quite harsh, July being the month with the lowest temperatures and the least amount of rain, with an average of 12º and chance of frost, sometimes even dropping below zero, although this is not the unusual. Very interesting right ?
Transportation in Paraguay
Public transport in Paraguay has a lot to improve. Taxis are an alternative to public transport. Though it may seem like the quickest option, sometimes traffic in the city can be a bit chaotic and if the distance is no too long it may be even better to just walk to your destination. You can travel by bus to connect with other cities in the country, although it might be a bit complicated to purchase tickets online.
Things to see in Paraguay
The Jesuits Mission Museum. In XVI century different parts of Paraguay were settled by Jesuit missionaries with the purpose of evangelising native populations. Nowadays, a lot of those settlements are still standing and in a relatively good state, some of which have even been declared a World Heritage Site.
Dunes of San Cosme and Damian. In the town of San Cosme y Damian (also founded by Jesuits) there is this 30-metre hill of sand, located in the middle of the Yacyretá dam, formed by the waters of the Paraná river. It belongs to the Itapúa Department, southbound and in the border with Argentina.
Paraguay is the land of waterfalls!
There are number of national parks. Ybycui, Loma Grande, Saltos de Piraretã to name a few. They each house a myriad of hikes, Cerros (small mountains) and more importantly, waterfalls!
Salto Escondido de Tupãsy Ykuá
Saltos del Paraiso
Salto de Agua
That’s just a small list. Most can be found on Google Maps but the challenge comes in actually getting to them.
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