Crucero del Paraguay: luxury wooden boat sailing from Asuncion ports to the Pantanal and Chaco area. More info at: www.cruceroparaguay.info
Walk through the historic Asuncion city center- many former grand buildings are suffering from great decay, but if you look past grafitti walls, you can imagine Asuncion's past splendour. At nights, you can take a cab ride and enjoy it fully illuminated. There are many bars, restaurantes in this area.
Spend the day or enjoy a picnic at Ñu Guazu- Asuncion's biggest park. Full of ponds, and people playing sports.
Visit the Jardin Botanico- very peaceful place, filled with trees and nice paths. Find a nice shady spot and enjoy a picnic lunch. Inside the park you can visit Madame Lynchs house, very beautiful example of Paraguayan Colonial architecture.
Paraguay Safari and Paraguay Nature: Safaris expeditions in Paraguay for people who want to know and live a wildlife experience. Trained guides in the biology area, with knowledge of the fauna and flora contained in each ecoregion of the country. (http://www.paraguaynature.com)
Located in the hearth of South America, Paraguay combines differents kinds of ecorregions like Dry and Humid Chaco, Cerrado Forest, Atlantic Forest and Pantanal
Watch a soccer match at one of Asuncion's stadiums. The classic rivals are Cerro Porteno and Olimpia.
Eat a streetside “lomito”- these vendors are located throughout the city, with high concentrations near Casa Rica and the Ñu Guazu. It is a sandwich, with mayo, veggies, cheese and a fried egg. You can choose between beef or chicken. Some also offer lomito arabe shawarma, hamburgers and chorizo. It is a popular hang out place at nights and after a night of heavy drinking.
Don Vito is paraguayan fast food at its best. Home of the paraguayan empanada, they have been in business for over 30 years. The original spot is just behind the Iglesia de san Jose, and if you are lucky enough to be in paraguay around may-June, you can order a pastel mandi'o, which is make of mandioca and beef. Best enjoyed with a cold pulp, a paraguayan soft drink made with natural fruit juice.
Mercado 4walk past yuyeras, fake dvd street vendors, and paraguayans sharing terere. Great place to eat, from street stalls selling typical paraguayan food and deserts to good cheap Chinese places. Most paraguayans still shop at local produce markets, but you can buy everything at great prices.
Try the stuffed chorizo with garlic roasted in honey, also rabbit meat with the black bean sauce.
Although there are few Spanish language learning schools, as far as languages go however, there is a uniquely Paraguayan language called Guaraní. It is an indigenous language spoken widely outside of Asuncion. Most Paraguayans can speak both Spanish and Guaraní. The Guaraní that is spoken is not pure--instead is uses Spanish words as well especially when the word in Guaraní is more complicated than the corresponding Spanish word. Classes to learn Guaraní are unheard of for foreigners though in the big cities, students who speak Spanish as their first language can opt to learn Guaraní as a second language. There are books available in stores, though the best way to learn would be to speak to the locals.
You can learn local artisanry such as ñanduti embroidery and ao poi at the Instituto Paraguayode Artesanía. Find out more at: www.artesania.gov.py