Areguá

Areguá

Areguá is a town 31 km outside of the capital city, Asunción in Paraguay. It is easily accessible by many paved roads and public bus lines. It contains many historic and natural attractions that make it a great weekend getaway. In August and September they hold a strawberry festival.

Get in

By bus

Take any bus line in Asunción going to "Shopping del Sol" - it will say so on the windscreen. Line 28 and 30 both go there from Cerro Cora. Get off at Shopping del Sol and board any bus saying Aregua on the screen. Buses cost around 2,300 Gs. per person. Get off after you see the ceramics stores on either side of the street (can't miss them). You are in the centre (and close to the Tourist office (Casona de SENATUR) on 515 Nstr. Señora de la Candelaria c/ Mcal. Estigarribia). Some buses that pass to neighboring towns such as Ypacarai and Itagua also pass through Aregua. Main bus lines that go through Aregua include No. 111 Aregueña, the No. 11 San Augustine, and the No.56 Cerro Ko'i. You should make sure to ask the bus driver if they go into the center of town (el centro), instead of the outlying rural areas (las companias).

By car

Aregua is accessible from Ruta 2, going east outside of Asunción. When you get to the Colegio Militar Mcal. Francisco Solano Lopez outside of the centre of Capiata, turn left at the stop light on Km.27 marker and follow the road called Ruta Aregua until you reach the town centre.

Get around

The town is pretty compact - best to go by foot. Distances are short. One one end (right, uphill from the centre) there's the church on the hill overlooking the town, on the other end is the beach and the lake.

See

Cerro Koi

Do

Buy

Eat

For the size of the town there are quite a few restaurants around. Hamburgesas can be bought in the evening at the main plaza. A few guys sell doughnuts near the petrol station in the centre.

Drink

The usual small bars blaring Latin music can be found around the place.

Sleep

The motels on the road to Luque are likely to be hourly hotels. The options listed are on Estigarribia towards the lake which is passing by the train station.

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