What to Wear in Paraguay

Local ox cart driver, May

Local ox cart driver, May

Rainstorm, in May

Rainstorm, in May

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General Style Tips

  • Casual clothes are the normal attire.
  • The key is neat and sleek, especially in restaurants, and neutral colors are best.
  • Jeans are always popular and will serve as a versatile base to your wardrobe. Wear them with light layers such as camisoles or a t-shirt for the summer, or warmer ones e.g. a long-sleeved shirt and sweater in the winter.
  • It can be cool in the evenings so pack a pashmina or light sweater to throw round you.
  • light wool is a good choice to wear against your skin as it naturally helps to regulate your body temperature. It keeps you warm in the cold, wicks away moisture when it's hot, and doesn't retain odours - even after prolonged wear.
  • Wear plenty of sun screen, sunglasses and a sunhat.

What Shoes To Pack

  • Your exploration of the stunning natural wonders of this country is likely to involve a good deal of walking, so make sure you have comfortable, lightweight shoes - we love Hotter shoes.
  • The Lindsay Phillips Switch Flops range is great too - using interchangeable shoe and flip-flop bases with snap-on decorations, you can change your look from day to evening in an instant whilst still packing light.

Clothing Tips for Women

  • If you don't want to scream 'tourist' then avoid wearing shorts and low cut or revealing tops no matter how hot it gets.
  • Remember that a pashmina is a versatile piece that will dress up any outfit, keep off a chill, or cover you for modesty.

Clothing Tips for Men

  • If you don't want to scream 'tourist' then avoid wearing shorts no matter how hot it gets.
  • If you're looking for versatile and stylish casual wear, try the Madda Fella range of shirts and polos.
  • For great versatile travel jackets with multiple pockets including RFID security options, we love the SCOTTeVEST range.

Pack for the Weather

  • The winter (May, June, July and August) is cooler - so layer up and take a warmer coat or fleece and shoes or boots.
  • It's wettest in January but still hot, so any raincoat only needs to be lightweight - or take a travel umbrella.
  • We love the Weather+ app - it gives an accurate 6 day forecast for day and night, which when you're planning from home is really helpful. You can keep all the places you've been to too - a nice way to remember your trip :) Download for iPad/iPhone or Android

Other Things To Pack

  • Once you are out in the countryside, you really need to make sure you take everything you need including sunscreen (we love the Riemann P20 range for 10 hour protection), insect/mosquito repellent, extra batteries, adapter plugs and converters for electrical appliances (or pack a solar powered charger to cut down on plugs and cables). As laundry facilities may be few and far between on your travels, pack a small supply of detergent for hand laundry too.
  • A microfiber travel towel is another great item to pack if trekking - they fold really small so you can accommodate a larger size and they dry really quickly too.
  • Don’t drink or even brush your teeth in tap water. Consider taking a Water-to-Go Filtration Water Bottle.
  • A bag or soft-sided rucksack is a more practical option than hard cases when traveling around the country, and using packing cubes can help to keep your belongings tidy whilst compressing the volume too.
  • Combine your bag with a fold away day sack that will carry your essentials on day trips.
  • Look after your mobile phone with a phone bunjee - it protects against loss, theft and damage.
  • To use electrical gadgets you may need a travel adapter plug, and also a step down voltage converter if your devices are not designed for the local voltage (220V).
  • Avoid paying unexpected baggage fees - use an accurate luggage scale to ensure you keep within the weight allowance. Don't forget to leave room for souvenirs on the way home - Paraguay has  great shopping! Leather goods are popular, or you can pick up local lace, baskets and jewelry.

Last updated 16 December 2016.

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Pack Light

  • Less luggage to carry
  • Save time packing and unpacking
  • Save money on baggage fees

Pack Right

  • Respect local cultures
  • Feel comfortable and confident
  • Suitable outfits for all occasions

A Message From Helen



I want you to have an amazing vacation. That's why I started WhatToWearOnVacation.com,
to help you pack with confidence and stay safe, secure and comfortable.