Landlocked and low profile, Paraguay is proof that great things sometimes come in modest packaging.
Surrounded by superstar neighbours, Paraguay is often overlooked thanks to its location off the well-worn trail between Brazil and Argentina. But skip Paraguay and you’ll be missing out on an authentic slice of Latin America. After all, this is a country that lays claim to parts of Iguazu Falls and throws a mean Carnival. Paraguay is a land of extremes: you’ll find handmade artisanal stalls alongside mega shopping centres, rich and poor split by a single fence and horse-drawn carts clip-clopping through Asuncion’s modern streets. With a rich history and a wealth of national parks to be discovered, all you have to do is decide where to begin.
Paraguay at a glance
Paraguayan Guaraní, Spanish