Located smack inside the heart of South America, Paraguay is a less-visited country packed with intoxicating beauty. A country armed with ancient colonial cities, beaches, exotic natural beauty, subtropical rainforests and sophisticated towns, the captivating charm of Paraguay is definitely something worth experiencing. Tucked away in central South America, Paraguay is a land-locked country that shares land borders with Argentina to the south and southwest, Brazil on its east and northeast and Bolivia to its northwest.
Before the Spanish arrived in the 16th century, Paraguay was inhabited by various indigenous tribes for thousands of years. Asuncion was founded in 1537 by the Spanish, and Paraguay was established. In 1811, after almost 250 years, Paraguay finally gained independence from the Spanish. Post-independence, Paraguay was ruled by a series of dictators for the next 80 years. Unrest and civil wars followed during the mid-1900s. Currently, Paraguay is a democratic republic with a President, who is the head of state and head of government.
Around 90% of Paraguayans are Roman Catholics, while the remainder are Protestants. Spanish and Guarani are the official languages in Paraguay, with Guarani being spoken by majority of the country’s rural population. Paraguay enjoys a subtropical climate with hot summers, mild winters and heavy rainfall.
A haven for history lovers, backpacker’s, tourists, marine enthusiasts, hikers and tourists alike, Paraguay is a country that has plenty in store to suit every interest.
Located smack inside the heart of South America, Paraguay is a less-visited country packed with intoxicating beauty. A country armed with ancient colonial cities, beache...