Vacation in Paraguay
Discover and enjoy one of the most beautiful places in Paraguay
In beautiful surroundings, right on the banks of the Iguazu Lake, you will find peace and relaxation to enjoy your holidays in Paraguay with all amenities. Our resort offers a wide range of leisure and water sports activities. Take a refreshing swim in the lake and relax with a barbecue evening while the sun sets on the horizon over the lake.
In our holiday resort, we offer you various types of accommodations.
Located between Asuncion and Ciudad del Este, the Pura Vida Nautical Resort is located on the main route through Paraguay, providing easy access to the two international airports. The village of Juan E. O’Leary is located 7 km away and offers a wide range of shopping opportunities for daily needs.
Whether you are planning a family holiday, a holiday in Paraguay or a longer stay in South America, we will be happy to advise you on all questions about Paraguay, give you travel information or create an individual offer for your stay.
Among the most visited sites are without a doubt the Cataratas de Iguazú, the largest waterfalls in the world. Located in the triangle of Paraguay, Brazil, Argentina, they are a breathtaking natural drama. They consist of 20 larger and 255 smaller waterfalls and extend over an area of 2.7 kilometers. Some waterfalls are up to 82 meters high, most of them 64 meters. The waterfall system called Garganta del Diablo in Spanish, is a U-shaped, 150 meter wide and 700 meter long gorge.
The Iguazu waterfalls can be visited from Brazil or from Argentina. The national parks on both sides have been nominated by the UNESCO as a world heritage and protect one of the last remains of the Atlantic rain forest.
Driving time from Pura Vida Resort: approx. 1 hour
Until the completion of the Three Gorges Reservoir in the People’s Republic of China in 2006, Itaipu was the largest power plant on earth. It is a joint project of Paraguay and Brazil. The construction was started in 1974 and completed in 1982 (building) and 1991 (18th turbine). From early 2004 the plant was expanded by another two turbines; Since then the total capacity of the power plant has been 14,000 megawatts.
On the Paraguayan side there is a visitor center at Hernandarias north of Ciudad del Este. There are free tours and guided tours with different focus and duration.
Travel time from Pura Vida Resort: approx. 50 minutes
Ruins of the Jesuit Cloisters
In the 17th century the Jesuits built their mission stations along the river Paraná in South America. The missions served primarily to protect the indigenous population from slavery and exploitation. In 1767 the settlements were abolished by the Spanish king and the Jesuits were persecuted. Some of the remains of the mission stations can today be seen in the southern part of Paraguay in the vicinity of Encarnación. The ruins of La Santísima Trinidad de Paraná are located near the center of the modern city of Trinidad, 28 km from the Paraguayan border town of Encarnación. In 1993, together with Jesús de Tavarangüe, it was declared a World Cultural Heritage for Humanity by UNESCO.
Travel time from Pura Vida Resort: about 3 hours