Dangers & Annoyances

Asunción is a comparatively safe city but, as with anywhere else, keep your eye on your belongings, particularly at the bus station. On Sunday the city center is a ghost town. Plaza Uruguaya and the streets around Palma are frequented by prostitutes after dark – you may be solicited. There are reports of occasional robberies along the costanera riverside road.

Embassies & Consulates

Entry & Exit Formalities


Immigration Office For information about immigration points, entrance or exit stamps, or visa paperwork.


Along Palma and its side streets it is hardly possible to walk a block without money changers shouting 'cambio' at you, but rates are better in the numerous casas de cambio (currency exchanges) and banks that line this road. There are ATMs and money changers at the bus station and airport.


Main post office In a historical colonial mansion. Send your mail certificado (registered) if you want it to have a hope of arriving.

Tourist Information

Senatur periodically produces the Quick Guide with information about upcoming events. It's available at hotels and the tourist office.

SEAM Responsible for the maintenance of national parks.

Travel Agencies

Guyra Paraguay coordinate reservations for their eco-properties at Kangüery in Parque Nacional San Rafael and Tres Gigantes in the Pantanal Paraguayo.