Cheap Flights to Paraguay
Nestled between Argentina, Bolivia, and Brazil, Paraguay is one of South America's lesser-known gems. Asunción is the nation's capital, cultural center, and transportation hub where visitors can enjoy spending time at the local museums and relaxing by the botanical gardens. Other major cities in Paraguay offer travelers the opportunity to connect with the country’s rural culture and explore its colonial past.
Flights to Paraguay
When searching for cheap flights to Paraguay, you’ll most likely fly into Silvio Pettirossi International Airport (ASU), located in Luque, a suburb of Asunción. As of September 2016, only American Airlines flies direct to Asunción from Miami. All other flights to Paraguay connect from larger cities in South America such as Lima, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, and São Paulo. With only one terminal divided into two concourses, Silvio Pettirossi International Airport is modest compared to other large transportation hubs in South America. Rental cars, taxis, and local buses are available to transport you to the city. If you’re not comfortable renting a car, the least expensive and easiest way to travel to other major cities in the country is by Paraguay's extensive bus system.
Attractions in Paraguay
Your trip to Paraguay will start out in Asunción, Paraguay's capital city. It’s home to six museums where visitors can learn about Paraguay's culture and history. The Museo del Barro contains modern art and indigenous crafts. Asunción's Museum of Natural History is famous for its expansive insect display including butterflies with record-breaking wingspans. The Museo Etnográfico Andrés Barbero highlights Paraguay's indigenous culture with archeological and anthropological exhibits. You may also enjoy strolling through the botanical gardens and visiting the Palacio López, the seat of Paraguay's government.
When searching for cheap flights to Paraguay and planning your itinerary, don't forget to include visits to Ciudad del Este and Encarnación. Ciudad del Este is a starting off point for visiting nearby Iguazu Falls in Brazil or Argentina. It’s also known for its fabulous discount shopping. A trip to Encarnación gives you the opportunity to stroll along its riverside promenade, the Avenida Costanera. Encarnación also serves as a good base to visit the nearby Jesuit Ruins, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Travel Tips for Paraguay
While flights to Paraguay are available year-round, you may want to consider visiting during the pleasant winter months of May through September. During this time, temperatures range between 40 and 70 degrees with July being the coolest month of the year. Those who enjoy the heat should head to Paraguay in the summer months of October through April. In the summer, daytime temperatures are in excess of 95 degrees during the hottest months of December and January. Those interested in visiting Paraguay in the summer should go in February to enjoy the massive Carnival celebrations held throughout the country. When dining out in Asunción, expect a meal for two in a mid-range restaurant to cost about $20. Prices will be slightly lower elsewhere in the country.
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