Dangers & Annoyances

Despite what you may hear from people who have never been, Paraguay is one of the continent's safest countries for travelers.

  • With the exception of Ciudad del Este and the costanera in Asunción, cities are quite safe to walk around, even at night.
  • The Chaco environment is hostile and desolate with limited infrastructure – it is highly recommended that you go with a guide.
  • Beware of strong currents when swimming in rivers.