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Located in the middle of South America, bordered by Brazil, Argentina and Bolivia, Paraguay is not known as a major tourist destination; however, it is well-known for its Guaraní culture. A diverse country, Paraguay has a mix of cities, lagoons, marshes, and dense forests and jungles. Whether you are visiting family, are travelling on vacation or on business, travel insurance for your trip is essential.

Important travel tips for Paraguay

When travelling to Paraguay, you are required to have a valid Canadian passport and a visa. When you arrive, make sure your passport is stamped to avoid a fine when you leave the country. There is a $25 USD departure tax.

Petty crime is common in Paraguay, and it’s important to take precautions to prevent being a target. Keep your passport and other important documentation secured at all times.

The country’s currency is the Paraguayan guaraní. Canadian currency is not widely accepted, so travelling with US dollars is recommended. Major credit cards are accepted in most hotels and restaurants.

The best time of the year to plan a trip is from March to October, when the average temperature is about 24°C. The rainy season lasts from December to March, which is summer in Paraguay.

Places to visit in Paraguay

The country’s capital city, Asunción, is the most popular tourist destination. With cultural attractions, colonial architecture, museums, open-air markets and no shortage of football games to attend, there are many things to see and do.

Other places worth visiting during your stay include the World Heritage sites of the Jesuit Missions of La Santísima Trinidad de Paraná and Jesús de Tavarangue, the Gran Chaco ecotourism area, the town of Yaguarón, and the world-famous Iguazu Falls, which are near the town of Ciudad del Este. If you are in the country in June, be sure to take in Saint John's Day celebration on June 24th, with celebrations of traditional food, games and dances held throughout the country.

Travel insurance for Paraguay vacations

When you travel to countries that are not well-known for tourism, such as Paraguay, it’s important to give yourself the added protection offered through travel insurance coverage. With Blue Cross travel insurance, you will have access to all the travel assistance you need, 24/7, no matter where you are located. Explore your options for travel insurance for your trip to Paraguay today by getting a free quote online.

General Paraguay Canada
Continent: Americas
Population (2012): 6,687,361 34,754,312 (2012)
Area (km2): 406,752 9,984,670
Capital: Asunción
Currency: Guaraní
Official language(s): Spanish, Guaraní
Drive: Right
Diesel (2012): 1.31 1.23 (2012)
Gasoline (2012): 1.74 1.23 (2013)

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