Destination Information for Paraguay
The landlocked South American country of Paraguay is bordered by Argentina, Brazil and Bolivia. It makes a great choice of destination for travellers who want an authentic adventure in South America, without the influence of a large tourist industry. The diverse landscape encompasses swampland, rainforest and dry savanna wilderness in the Gran Chaco regions on the Northwest of the country.
Paraguay’s capital, Asunción, is on the bank of the Paraguay River, while other busy cities, Ciudad del Este and Encarnación, lie along the border with Argentina. While rich in natural resources, including the world’s largest drinking water reservoir and The Itaipú Dam, the biggest hydroelectric producer, Paraguay is one of the poorest countries in South America.
San Bernardino, a short trip from the capital, is a hotspot for water sports during the months of December to February, and a popular destination for fashionable holidaymakers. If you’re more interested in culture and the arts, head to Aregua, home to a number of artists and writers, with museums, galleries and street markets to explore.
There’s plenty for travellers of all tastes to explore in Paraguay, from wildlife watching to adventure sports, restaurants and luxury shopping areas. Book onto an organised tour or safari trip for a guided adventure through the amazing flora and fauna of this beautiful and often misunderstood country.
Chikungunya in the Carribean/Americas
The outbreak of chikungunya virus infection in various Caribbean islands and the Americas is ongoing; WHO/PAHO has published further epidemiological data on countries reporting autochthonous transmission.
- Brazil, 5,648 suspected cases, 143 confirmed.
- Paraguay, 390 suspected cases, 392 confirmed.
Malaria and regions within country:
There is a variable risk of P.Vivax malaria in the areas of Alto Parana and Caaguazu. There is a low to no risk in other parts of the country.
Malaria chemoprophylaxis for variable risk zones:
Chloroquine (Proguanil can also be used if Chloroquine is not deemed suitable).