Traveling by Car to Paraguay

I’m Isabelle Fraga, Rodrigo Schmiegelow’s sister, I help him with the post translations for The World in Sandwiches, and today I tell you about when I went by car to Paraguay.

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I went to Paraguay by car with my sister, my brother-in-law and my nephew.

My sister Kamyla decided to go to Paraguay and invited me to go with her, we went in September and I ended up missing a few days of school, but nothing that bothered me at the time. This was my first international trip, and I got to know both Paraguay and Argentina.

Who is my brother?

He is Rodrigo Schmiegelow, an advertiser specializing in Digital Marketing, today he lives as a Digital Nomad (what is it), in other words, that he has geographic freedom and can work from anywhere in the world.

He started a trip around the world to get to know places, cultures and regional cuisines and he will bring great surprises from these experiences.

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Going to Paraguay by car

It took us 2 days to get to Paraguay, on the first day of the trip we stopped in Paraná (a state of Brazil), and decided to sleep there, as we were very tired.

The trip is quite tiring, being 16 hours and 30 minutes from São Paulo city to Paraguay, so if you want to do this route, be prepared to spend a lot of time inside your car.

Paraguay – Traveling to Paraguay by car

There in Paraguay I went to a lot of stores, I took the opportunity to do a lot of shopping, since they have a great price there. I stayed in the city that borders Brazil, Ciudad del Este.

I ended up not knowing much about the city, but I guarantee that it is worth visiting there.


Things to do in Ciudad del Este – going to Paraguay by car

Ciudad del Este is the first Paraguayan city on the border between Paraguay and Foz do Iguaçu. It is well known for its stores.

Zona Franca – Free Trade Zone

The most famous place in Ciudad del Este, there is the place where people go to shop at a cheaper and more affordable price.

In the Free Trade Zone it is possible to buy everything. I recommend that you stop by the Del Este and Paris malls, the Sax store and Casa China. Those are the places I find most reliable to shop.

The Museum of the Guarani Land 

It is approximately 2 kilometers from the entrance to the visitor center on the Paraguayan side of the Itaipu Dam, which is also a beautiful tourist attraction, which in addition to being one of the 7 wonders of civil engineering, is also the largest hydroelectric dam in the world.

The museum’s main objective is to rescue the culture and history of the Guarani people, having its collection dedicated to this.

You don’t have to pay to go and it is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saltos del Monday

They are also known as Paraguay Waterfalls, being a mini cataract fall with 3 waterfalls approximately 40 meters high.

This is a place that is not very known by tourists, but I assure you, its beauty surprises anyone.

There it is possible to do some ecotourism activities, such as rappelling, zip lining and hiking.

Have you ever been to Paraguay? Do you know Ciudad del Este? Tell us in the comments!

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