Paraguay, an inland South American country sandwiched between countries like Argentina and Chile, is often overlooked by travelers looking to discover an interesting travel destination.
Paraguay, nonetheless, has a lot to offer for anyone who’s willing to discover it.
Here are our four recommendations for must-visit spots in Paraguay.
Saltos del Monday
One of Paraguay’s most beautiful places is this waterfall located on the Monday River. This cascade is over 120 meters wide and 45 meters tall and is a great example of the power of nature.
La Santísima Trinidad de Paraná
Jesuit missionaries from Spain spent centuries trying to convert the Guarani natives of Paraguay to Christianity during its colonial period. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a massive complex that used to house the Jesuit mission in Paraguay.
One of the biggest treasures of Paraguay is the “pantanal,” an extensive wetland region located on the border with Brazil. Here, you can see a natural treasure full of interesting wildlife such as monkeys, capybaras, and caimans.
The Itaipu Dam on the Parana River is a marvel of modern engineering that supplies Paraguay with over three quarters of its energy. Visitors can take a tour to see just how this feat of human ingenuity is able to create so much hydroelectric power.