In our new Globe Trotter series, Viral Travel reviews all the best places to see, eat, and stay at, in every country of the world!
This week we visit: Paraguay
Paraguay has had one of the craziest histories in South America, which is not an easy thing to do. Luckily for Paraguayans and tourists alike, it is now one of the most peaceful destinations in this part of the world and also one of the most breath-taking. Today, we will be talking about the top attractions in this gorgeous country.
If you are someone who appreciates the lengths to which human ingenuity can go, then the Itaipu Dam is something you simply have to see. It is the world’s largest hydroelectric dam, an engineering project the likes of which are rarely accomplished. On top of its significance as one of the most impressive engineering projects ever undertaken, the surroundings are gorgeous as well.
In case you are looking for a more ‘unspoiled nature’ kind of experience, then make sure to head out to the Ybycui National Park, a sub-tropical rainforest locale with innumerable plant and animal species all living their lives the way they have for thousands of years. The nature is simply stunning and the richness of animal life is simply unbelievable.
If you are visiting the Ybycui National Park, you will most likely be starting off from Asuncion, one of the most beautiful cities in all of Latin America and Paraguay’s capital. The city is the perfect combination of historic and modern, a lively city with plenty of culture.
Near the city of Encarnacion, you will find one of South America’s most beautiful historic locales, the “ruins of Trinidad” as it is most often called, the remains of the La Santisima Trinidad de Paraná, a Jesuit settlement with parts of multiple buildings still standing.