Landlocked and low profile, Paraguay is proof that great things sometimes come in modest packaging.
Surrounded by superstar neighbors, Paraguay has 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 stunning Iguazu Falls and throws a mean Carnaval come February. Paraguay is a land of extremes: you’ll find handmade artisanal stalls standing 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 wealth of national parks to be discovered, all you have to do is decide where to begin.
Paraguay at a glance
Paraguayan Guaraní, Spanish