South America on a Shoestring - Paraguay (Chapter)
This is the Paraguay chapter from Lonely Planet’s South America on a Shoestring guidebook.
Paraguay is ideal for an authentic South American experience. A country of remarkable contrasts, it has exotic natural reserves, Jesuit ruins in rural villages and sophisticated colonial towns. The steamy subtropical Atlantic Forest is starkly different from the dry wilderness of the Chaco with its isolated Mennonite colonies.
- party until well after dawn during Encarnación’s original take on Carnaval
- spot a jaguar, sleep under the stars and experience the absence of humanity in the Chaco
- forget the rest of the world exists on the beach at tranquil Laguna Blanca
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Understand Paraguay, Paraguay Today, History, Culture, Arts, Cuisine, Sports, Environment, Survivial Guide, Directory A–Z, Getting There & Away, Getting Around, Asunción & around, Itauguá & Areguá, San Bernardino, Caacupé, Yaguarón, Piribebuy, Southern Paraguay, Encarnación & around, The Jesuit Missions, Parque Nacional San Rafael, Eastern Paraguay, Ciudad del Este, Itaipú Dam, Salto del Monday, Itaipú Ecological Reserves, Mbaracayú Biosphere Reserve, Northern Paraguay, Concepción, Vallemí, Parque Nacional Cerro Corá, Bahía Negra & the Paraguayan Pantanal, The Chaco, The Mennonite Colonies, Fortín Boquerón & Fortín Toledo, Central Chaco Lagoons and Northwestern National Parks.
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