Traveling in Asuncion

Lodging along Route 6

Hotel Tirol Thirteen kilometers from Encarnacion the Hotel Tirol is a well established area hotel, receiving guests for over forty years. Only a twenty-five minute bus ride from Encarnacion this large complex of stone buildings, multiple pools and walking paths is set into the hillside and feels like it’s in a world apart. Hotel facilities are scattered amongst several levels connected by stone stairways. All meals are served buffet style. During Thanksgiving the hotel is deluged with Peace Corps Volunteers from all over the country – a great time for backpackers to make connections and meet travel buddies but a terrible time for those seeking peace and quiet. Tel: 071 211 054, 071 202 388, Rt 6 km 13, Capitan Miranda, The entrance on the right-hand side of the road (coming from Encarnacion) is marked by a large stone archway and sign, all buses that head up Route 6 pass by the hotel – be sure to specify to the driver you wish to get off at El Tirol www. hoteltirol. com.py, Single Gs. 200,000, Double 230,000-400,000, TV, A/C, mini-fridge, pools, tennis courts, pool tables, walking trails

Parque Manantial The focus on outdoor activities such as swimming and horseback riding makes this park especially popular with vacationing families. Located thirty-five kilometers from Encarnacion in the town of Hohenau the extensive grounds (230 hectares) include a rambling creek, several pools and forested areas. A pleasant place for camping, but dorms and bungalows are also available. Tel: 075 322 250, Route 6, km 35,

www.hosteltrail.com/manantial, Day rate Gs. 10,000, camping Gs. 30,000 (does not include pool access which is 15,000), dorms Gs. 55,000 per person, bungalows with A/C Gs. 250,000 per person. Pools, Wi-Fi

Hotel Papillon A favorite pit stop amongst tourists headed down Route 6 Hotel Papillon is well known for its restaurant’s large buffet and classic German dishes. The hotel itself is nice as well and located in a beautiful setting surrounded by trees. From here the yerba mate factories of Bella Vista are easily accessed and the Jesuit Ruins are less than twenty kilometers down the road. Tel: 0767 240 235, Rt 6 km 45, www.papillon.com.py, Single Gs.210,000-260,000, double Gs. 275,000-390,000, TV, A/C, fridge, pools

Hotel Las Ruinas This small and basic hotel is an option for those who wish to watch the nighttime sound and light show at Trinidad but do not want to deal with catching a bus along Route 6 at night. However the hotel’s service is variable and does not compare to that of the area’s more established hotels. Tel: 0985 828 563, next to ruins of Trinidad, www.hotel-a-las-ruinas. hola-paraguay. com, Gs. 70,000-100,000

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