Paraguay is centrally located in South America with a wealth of natural resources and this destination is becoming more and more popular with travellers seeking to see somewhere new and get off the well established route in the continent. If you visit Paraguay you can see spectacular sights, experience a rich culture, learn more about the interesting history and see exotic wildlife.
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To enter Paraguay you will need to obtain a visa in advance, have a valid passport with at least 6 months to run and sometimes you might be required to show a return ticket or proof of funds. You can enter Paraguay by air and border crossing with neighbouring countries.
Paraguay is an all year round destination and there is no specific best time to book a trip. Spring and summer are highly recommended as the climate makes sightseeing more enjoyable.
There are so many highlights of the country, here are some places you should add to your Paraguay travel itinerary:
Although Paraguay is the second poorest country in South America you will find people very friendly and you shouldn't encounter any serious problems int terms of safety. Paraguay is generally a very safe for tourists, there is some crime in the country but this is rarely directed towards visitors. Always get advice from locals as there are some areas to avoid and tips to help you stay safe in the cities for example taking care of your belongings. Drivers in this country can be a little rash so take extra caution when crossing streets. International food and drink is available in most places, local food is very tasty and usually consists of rice, vegtables and meat.
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