Asunción is the luscious capital of Paraguay. With more than 525,000 residents, it is the largest city in the country. Asunción offers you its rich history, cultural wealth and a collection of beautiful green spaces. Popular attractions include the National Pantheon of the Heroes, Lopez Presidential Palace and the Botanical Garden and Zoo of Asunción.
Cheap flights to Asunción are now available for a limited time, so get ready to experience one of South America’s greener destinations! Asunción is home to Silvio Pettirossi International Airport (ASU), which is a 20-minute drive from the city centre.
Popular flights to Asunción
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Why visit Asunción
With a history that goes back to the 1500s, you have the guarantee of discovering magnificent historic architecture around Asunción.
Nature and Wildlife
Experience the enchantment of South America’s gorgeous views and fascinating creatures in this charming destination, at venues such as the Botanical Garden and Zoo of Asunción and the Carlos Antonio Lopez Park.
Immerse yourself into the character of the capital of Paraguay by experiencing this destination’s rich creativity and vibrant nightlife. Among the places you can check out, there is the street art in Loma San Jeronimo and the lively district of Paseo Carmelitas.
Essential details you need to know before your trip
Paraguayan Guarani (PYG)
Paraguayan Spanish / Guarani / Jopará
Silvio Pettirossi International Airport (ASU)
GMT - 4
Best time to visit Asunción
Asunción experiences hot and humid summers (December – February) and mild winters (June – August). It rains throughout the year in the city, with increases between October (mid-spring) and April (mid-autumn). The time to avoid this destination is during July (due to mild conditions) and December (due to Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebrations). You can get better accommodation rates, more availability and fewer queues by visiting Asunción between mid-August to mid-November (late autumn) and mid-February to April. Between April and September, the theatre scene reaches its peak. During September, make sure to check out the International Festival of Film Art and Culture.
Weather & Climate in Asunción
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Prepare to discover one of the more serene destinations of South America – Asunción. The capital of Paraguay provides the perfect setting for those seeking a restful holiday experience with its green spaces, historic architecture and vibrant culture.
Explore the past of Asunción with visits to the variety of historic sites and museums, such as the magnificent Lopez Presidential Palace, the House of Independence Museum and the National Pantheon of the Heroes. Admire the interior designs of the religious structures in the city, such as the Cathedral of our Lady and the Church of the Incarnation.
If you love nature and easily get caught up with wildlife, spend time at the Carlos Antonio Lopez Park and the Botanical Garden and Zoo of Asunción. Let yourself be enchanted by the beautiful sights of lush forests situated along scenic rivers, and enjoy memorable meetings with various fascinating creatures.
Don’t forget the arts and entertainment scene in Asunción, with exciting shows at venues such as Air Cinema and Cinemark. Despite the calm facade of the city, the capital of Paraguay reveals its true South American nature with an energetic nightlife scene, with all the night clubs and bars at the Paseo Carmelitas district and elsewhere within Asunción.
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Make sure you receive all the routine vaccinations before you depart for Asunción. Additionally, depending on what you do while in the city, you may need to take precautions against additional diseases, such as hepatitis A and typhoid (both are transmitted through contaminated food and water). Hepatitis B is spread through sexual contact, contaminated needles and blood products, so practise safe sex and be careful when having medical procedures performed or receiving tattoos and piercings. If you are accompanying children, keep them from interacting with animals outside, as there is a risk of getting rabies if bitten. There is a risk of getting the mosquito-borne diseases of yellow fever, dengue and malaria in Asunción, so make sure you’re protected against mosquito bites at all times.
When travelling on the bus, hold on to your valuables to avoid becoming a victim of pick-pocketing. When walking out on the street, even in daytime, watch out for two men on a motorcycle. The passenger at the back typically jumps off to steal bags and other items from unwary victims. Be careful when crossing the road, as most drivers do not obey the stop signs and pedestrian crossings.
If you’re in the central area, try to avoid the police. There have been reports of officers asking tourists for their passports, and then demanding a payment to get it back. If you cannot avoid the police, make sure you have a copy of your passport to avoid becoming a victim.
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