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Republic of Paraguay  -  Republica del Paraguay  -  Switzerland of South America, an open and wide landlocked nation in South America.

Departments in Paraguay : Alto Paraguay, Alto Parana, Amambay, Asuncion, Boqueron, Caaguazu, Caazapa, Canindeyu, Central, Concepcion, Cordillera, Guaira, Itapua, Misiones, Neembucu, Paraguari, Presidente Hayes, San Pedro.

Capital City of Paraguay: Asuncion

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Hotels in Paraguay

  Hotel Cataratas *****, Ruta 12 Km 4, 3370 Puerto Iguazú
The Cataratas Hotel offers a hospitable environment and a spectacular view of Iguazu Falls. It is a comfortable hotel with outdoors leisure areas and built to receive congresses and conventions. Situated close to the main attractions.

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National Parks

  National Park Tinfunqué
  Nature -Reserve Cerro Chororí,

Travel Agents / Tour Operators   

Thomas Cook

Create your perfect trip to Paraguay   -   Flight, Hotel and Car

  Iguassu Falls Tour

  Turismo Rural en Paraguay

AventuraXtrema offers tours related to adventure tourism, where contact with nature, adrenaline and emotion are the main ingredients. The walks take place in different places, under the supervision of trained guides, with equipment certified to comply with all safety standards. The walks are held throughout the year, every day of the week.

Paraguay (Bradt Travel Guide) - 1841623156Travel Guides Paraguay / Related Books

Travel Guides Paraguay  [ ]

  Paraguay (Bradt Travel Guide) - 1841623156
Margaret Hebblethwaite 
Paraguay is still largely undiscovered by travellers, but those who make their way here are delighted by the country's distinctive culture and strong indigenous features. A bilingual nation, with Guaraní spoken alongside Spanish, its folk-dance tradition is hugely popular among young people; its harp playing is legendary; and Paraguayans are proud of their different handicrafts, particularly their sewing. The country is also home to the historic Jesuit missions, or reductions (as depicted in the film The Mission). Bradt's Paraguay – the only English-language guidebook to this emerging tourism destination – covers the region with unrivalled detail and knowledge. It delves deep into a country that has so far eluded the grasp of mass tourism and where rich indigenous culture and folk traditions still hold strong. Margaret Hebblethwaite is an established journalist and broadcaster,and author of several books on theology and the Catholic faith. She has lived in Paraguay since 2000.
Paperback: 240 pages; Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides; 1 edition (15 Jun 2010); ISBN-10: 1841623156; ISBN-13: 978-1841623153.

Transportation / How do I travel to Paraguay

Paraguay borders Argentina to the south and southwest, Brazil to the northeast and Bolivia to the northwest

  Asuncion Airport  -  Asuncion Pettirossi Airport

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  Airline Tickets /  Bargain Flights    

  Plataforma 10   -   bus tickets and boat tickets
Platform 10 distributes services of more than 70 important businesses of transportation at more than 1600 destinies in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay.

  Maps International  - Maps of Paraguay is one of the largest map shops online.
  Map of Paraguay [ Uni Texas  -  Perry-Castañeda Library  -  Map Collection ]


  Senatur   -   Tourist Board Paraguay

  Government of Paraguay

  Asuncion   -   Capital City of Paraguay
Largest city of Paraguay and home of the national government. It is the principal Paraguayan port, and the chief industrial and cultural centre of the country. See Municipalidad de Asunción

  Alto Paraguay Departemento
  Alto Parana
  Presidente Hayes
  San Pedro

  Bella Vista  -   border town in the northern region of Amambay
Bella Vista is bordering the Brazilian town Mato Grosso do Sul. Both towns are divided by the Apa River and connected by a borderbridge.
  Caacupé   -   Each year about 5 million pilgrims visit the town
The town was founded in 1770 by Carlos Murphy, a grenadier at the service of King Charles III of Spain. An enormous basilica stands in the centre of the town.
Every year on 8 December a religious festival is held in honour of the statuette of Our Lady of the Miracles. This statuette, carved in the 16th century by a devout convert, was miraculously saved from a great flood, and numerous miracles are ascribed to it.
  Ciudad del Este 
  Encarnacion   -   Carnival Capital of Paraguay
The city of Encarnacion Paraguay dubbed "La Perla del Sur", founded on March 25, 1615 by the Jesuits, is the capital of the department of Itapúa and is located south of Paraguay, 365 miles of the country's capital Asuncion. The city of Posadas in Argentina is just outside the city of Encarnación. The two cities are linked by the San Roque González de Santa Cruz Bridge. See
  Hohenau, Bellavista
  Kolonie Independencia
The German colony Independencia was founded in about 1920, by Germans from the Baden area. Most "Erstkolonisten" were active in the field of viticulture and agriculture. German culture and German festivals and celebrations have been imported to Paraguay. During October-Choppfest many people from different countries com to visit.
  La Quinta   -   Rural Tourism   -   architecture, comfort and landscapes are mixed in La Quinta
 The magic of the pines, the beauty of its gardens, the comfort of the cabins to manage tourism in a way different and a perfect setting for unforgettable days [only 82 km from Asunción].
  Mariscal Estigarribia   -   most northern town in Paraguay
  Pedro Juan Caballero
  San Bernardino [ Samber ]   -   Town on the shores of Ypacarai Lake
Samber is a popular holiday resort for people from Greater Asunción.
  Villa Florida

  Banco Central del Paraguay   -   Central Bank of Paraguay
  Chaco   -   eco tourism
Westerly of the river Paraguay lies the territory Chaco. It covers 61% of the country, althoutgh there live only 3% of the Paraguayan population. Chaco is a mighty and fascinating land with large, untouched areas. It is streched from Asunscion to the Bolivian borders and changes its height from 50 meters above sea level in Asuncion to 450 meters at the borders to Bolivia. Secondly after the Amazonas Chaco has one of the largest forrest on the South American continent.
Walks on forrest paths (Picadas Chaquenas), navigation on the Rio Paraguay to Pantanal are only e few possibilities to discover the wild nature of Chaco
  Lake Ypacarai
The lake is located in the western part of the Asunción-Sapucai-Villarrica graben and surrounded by three cities: Aregua, Ypacarai and San Bernardino.
In the cities are the necessary facilities for tourists and visitors. Beaches are open to public, and very popular in summer, especially in San Bernardino.
  Rio Parana
The Parana river is second in length among South American rivers and is running through Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina for some 4,880 kilometres. See Wikipedia.
  Ruins of the Jesuit mission in Trinidad   -   about 20 km from Encarnacion
  News from Paraguay   -   Ultima Hora
  University Asuncion   -   Universidad Nacional de Asunción [ UNA ]
  Itaipú Dam
Hydroelectric dam on the Paraná River located on the border between Brazil and Paraguay.
  Waterfalls of Iguazú   -   on border with Brazil and Argentina
The falls divide the river into the upper and lower Iguazu and are shared by the Iguazú National Park (Argentina) and Iguaçu National Park (Brazil). Both parks are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The falls can be reached from from Ciudad del Este.

Cuisine  -  Paraguayan cooking

Guarani cooking styles and names are reflected in the Paraguayan diet. Fruit, vegetables and meat are consumed along with manioc and corn.

  Paraguay For The Gourmet Traveler
Popular Foods & National Cuisine [ Asado, Mandioca - Manioc, Surubi ], Popular Beverages & National Drinks [
Yerba Mate ], Best Dining Destinations [ Asuncion ]

  101 Authentic Paraguayan Recipes by Lynn Van Houten

South American Food and Cooking: Ingredients, Techniques and Signature Recipes from the Undiscovered Traditional Cuisines 
Jane Milton, Jenni Fleetwood, Marina Filippelli
This exciting guide presents over 70 recipes capturing the rich, exotic culinary culture of the South American continent which enables readers to explore the ingredients, techniques and signature recipes from the undiscovered traditional cuisines of Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Chile, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Mexico, Columbia and Venezuela
Paperback 160 pages (November 2005);  Publisher: Southwater;  Language: English;  ISBN: 1844761797

History of Paraguay

Independent from Spain: 14 May 1811

Pre-Columbian civilization in the fertile, wooded region that is now Paraguay consisted of numerous seminomadic, Guarani-speaking tribes of Indians, who were recognized for their fierce warrior traditions. They practiced a mythical polytheistic religion, which later blended with Christianity.
Spanish explorer Juan de Salazar founded Asuncion on the Feast Day of the Assumption, August 15, 1537.

  Paraguay's History   -   Wikipedia
Pre-Columbian times and colonization, Independence of Paraguay, 20th century, Modern Paraguay

  History of Asuncion

  Jesuits   -   Society of Jesus
Jesuit missions in Latin America were very controversial in Europe, especially in Spain and Portugal, where they were seen as interfering with the proper colonial enterprises of the royal governments. The Jesuits were often the only force standing between the Indians and slavery. Together throughout South America but especially in present-day Brazil and Paraguay they formed Christian-Indian city-states, called reductions (Spanish Reducciones). These were societies set up according to an idealized theocratic model.

  Guerani Culture
History and culture of the people of the forest.

The Colonial History of Paraguay: The Revolt of the Comuneros, 1721-1735  -   Adalberto Lopez
Paperback 226 pages (February 2005);  Publisher: Back to Press;  Language: English;  ISBN: 0765807459
Paradise with Serpents: Travels in the Lost World of Old Paraguay  -   Robert Carver
Robert Carver, journalist and author of the acclaimed Among the Mountains, searches for high adventure and intense experiences as he follows the trail of a family mystery . Once upon a time when Buenos Aires was still a tiny village, there existed an almost magical sub-tropical paradise in the lost heart of South America -- Old Paraguay. In 1537 a group of Europeans founded Asuncion on the banks of the Parana river, where they were enthusiastically welcomed by the Gurani. An extraordinary fusion of New World and Old was created - - a place where magnificent baroque cathedrals were built of carved stone in the heart of the jungle and solemn Catholic masses and high oratorios were sung and perfomed on European instruments by Gurani Indians and their Jesuit mentors. But every paradise has its serpents and the history of Paraguay is also studded with oppressive and even demented dictators. Robert Carver's long-term fascination with this intoxicating world was fuelled by childhood stories of his great-uncle Charlie Carver, who vanished into the Amazonian jungle of old north Paraguay in search of Inca silver. He never returned, but his smashed gold pocket watch was traded down river and returned to the family in England. Today Paraguay is the only South American country which is truly bilingual, in Spanish and Gurani: here everyone is a mestizo and proud of their dual heritage. Pink, freshwater dolphins play in the rivers of the Huan Chaco while in the forests soldier -ants cut paths six feet wide and eat anything in their way -- they can devour a nylon tent in an hour. Carver (a fluent Spanish-speaker) travels into this forbidden lost world in search of his own golden city of outlandish experience. The physically reckless journey takes him from mule trains high in frozen moutains to steamers up remote rivers in dense tropical jungle and he faces the threat of malaria, dengue fever and the odd marauding outlaw.
Hardcover 320 pages (February 20, 2006);  Publisher: HarperCollins;  Language: English;  ISBN: 0002570963

Music, Art & Culture

Musica Paraguayna   -   Paraguayan music

  Music of Paraguay

  Carnaval of Encarnacion

  Sanctuary of Our Lady of Caacupé

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