|Downtown is defined by numerous commercial establishments, small kiosks, hawkers, moneychangers, merchandise fully displayed on the sidewalks and at peak hours the ambiance is characterized by an indescribable traffic disorder. Then there are shoe-shine boys, quick like hares; Maká women dressed to the gills with feathers that offer tourists, not without some haggling, their hand spun purses, then too the hawkers with imitations of brand watches, newspaper salesman, and ancient passenger buses as well as taxis, and throngs of people all seemingly in a great rush....
02. Region Central
This department that surrounds the capital Asuncion, is the smallest of the country but, at the same time, it’s the most densely populated, with 745,9 inhabitants per square kilometer, besides being one of the most advanced in terms of social development and infrastructure.
To explore this region, we recommend visiting the following cities that slightly exceed the official limits of the Central district but each have a charm of their own.
This departament is blessed with a wide variety of natural gifts that nature lovers cannot miss; rolling hills, forests, farmlands and the three highest peaks in the country. With only 50,5 inhabitants per km2, lonely walks and cross-country adventures are inviting.
This region was named after the Jesuit missions. It is located on the border of the Argentinean province of Corrientes and is rich in ruins, museums and objects of great artistic and historic value, among which are San Ignacio, Santa Rosa, Santa Maria and, on the way to Ayolas, the colonial town of Santiago. The region is known for the sheep wool products, handmade mainly in San Miguel and Arasapé. Its people (11, 9 per km2) are mainly involved in cattle breeding.