Asuncion travel guide

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You're Going to Love Asuncion

Asuncion is the capital city of Paraguay and has many popular museums, botanical gardens, festivals, and cathedrals for tourists to visit.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Asuncion

1. National Congress

This building was completed in 2002 and has daily English tours throughout the mirrored interior.

2. Centro Cultural Juan de Salazar

This cultural center has many rotating exhibitions as well as a library, garden, and evening performances.

3. El Jardin Botanico y Zoologico de Asuncion

Walk through this city park, which has many trails for jogging. It is also perfect for picnics.

4. Museum of Sacred Art

This museum houses paintings, statues, and artifacts pertaining to Christianity.

5. Casa de la Independencia Museum

It is in this house-turned-museum that Paraguay declared its independence. The museum now details the history of Paraguay for visitors.

Where to Eat in Asuncion

El cafe de Aca serves traditional Paraguayan cuisine such as Mbeju and empanadas. A typical meal for two costs ₲100,000.

When to visit Asuncion

Asuncion in July
Estimated hotel price
$30
1 night at 3-star hotel
Asuncion in July
Estimated hotel price
$30
1 night at 3-star hotel

The best time to visit is between May and September when the weather isn't as hot and humid.

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How to Get to Asuncion

Plane

Silvio Pettirossi International Airport (ASU) is the main airport servicing Asuncion and is located in nearby Luque. Most visitors choose to transfer by private taxi to Asuncion city center for ₲110,000.

Car

Highway infrastructure in Asuncion is underdeveloped, and as such it can be unsafe to drive around if not you are properly oriented to the landscape. However, you can take the BR-324 highway from Sao Paulo to reach Paraguay's capital in just over 17 hours.

Bus

The bus terminal is three miles outside the city center, and services many bus companies such as Sol del Paraguay, Expreso Guarani, and Crucero del Norte, which connect you to Argentina and Brazil. A one-way ticket from Sao Paulo costs ₲420,000 and takes 21 hours.

Airports near Asuncion

Airlines serving Asuncion

United Airlines
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KLM
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Air France
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Turkish Airlines
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Etihad Airways
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Air Europa
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LATAM Airlines
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Aeromexico
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Avianca
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Copa Airlines
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GOL
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Aerolineas Argentinas
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Amaszonas
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Where to stay in Asuncion

Hotel Palmas del Sol near Plaza Uruguaya has a pool and breakfast included, while La Misión Hotel Boutique has a gym and sauna with more modern facilities.

Popular neighborhoods in Asuncion

Carmelitas - this neighborhood in the center has lots of entertainment possibilities, restaurants, and shopping malls.

Areguá - this popular lakeside town is a great place to escape the bustle of the city and is located just 17 miles outside of Asuncion.

Sajonia - this area located along the Paraguay River is popular for its beachfront cafes and swimming opportunities.

Where to stay in popular areas of Asuncion

Most booked hotels in Asuncion

Dazzler by Wyndham Asuncion
Excellent (8.5, 1914 reviews)
$75+
Hotel Guarani Asuncion
Excellent (8.5, 393 reviews)
$59+
Resort Yacht Y Golf Club Paraguayo
Excellent (8.3, 599 reviews)
$93+
Canarias Bed & Breakfast
Excellent (8.3, 46 reviews)
$25+
Hotel Villa Morra Suites
Excellent (9.1, 2 reviews)
$77+
Aspen Hotel & Apart
Good (7.3, 63 reviews)
$45+
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How to Get Around Asuncion

Public Transportation

There are many buses servicing the city center, however there are not many formal stops as riders typically signal when they want to stop. A single fare costs ₲2,300.

Taxi

There are many taxis in Asuncion that are relatively cheap. The meter drop is ₲5,000 and then ₲4,600 per 0.62 miles.

Car

Hertz, Avis, and National Car rentals offer daily car rentals starting at ₲160,000.

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The Cost of Living in Asuncion

Shopping Streets

Plaza de los Héroes has many artisan shops where you can buy handcrafted souvenirs. Shopping Mariscal López and Shopping del Sol are the two biggest shopping malls selling clothes and accessories from big name stores.

Groceries and Other

Casa Rica and Supermercado Espana are the biggest grocery markets in Asuncion. A dozen eggs costs ₲6,000.

Cheap meal
$4.48
A pair of jeans
$59.88
Single public transport ticket
$0.41
Cappuccino
$1.66