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Travelling to Paraguay?

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Are you planning a trip to the heart of South America? Begin your adventure by converting your sterling to Paraguayan guaraní with Manor FX today.

Our excellent Paraguay currency exchange rate means more guaraní in your wallet.

Receive your guaraní banknotes securely at your home or office. Or, pick them up from our Manor FX bureau near Heathrow.

Manor FX offers fast delivery and an easy online ordering process for your guaraní travel money!

Paraguayan travel money

Embark on your journey to Paraguay, a land of vast rivers, lush forests, and rich history, fully prepared.

Here are some tips on exchanging your travel money, dealing with foreign currency, and using cash and cards in Paraguay.

Where can you get Paraguayan guaraní?

Getting Paraguayan guaraní in the UK can be tricky since it’s considered an exotic currency. 

For the best exchange rates and convenience, purchase it online or in our store, with guaranteed next-working-day delivery.

Alternatively, you can convert your British pounds to Paraguayan guaraní at international airports (but keep an eye on the fees!) or at currency exchange offices. 

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Can you buy Paraguayan guaraní in the UK?

Yes, you can buy Paraguayan guaraní in the UK! There are specialist currency providers like Manor FX that offer Paraguayan guaraní. You can easily order it online from the comfort of your home or office and choose either home delivery or collection at a convenient location.

It’s a straightforward process, ensuring you get competitive exchange rates and your currency is ready for your trip to Paraguay. 

Remember to order your currency in advance to ensure you have your guaranís before your travel date.

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Should I exchange money before I travel to Paraguay?

Absolutely, taking cash to Paraguay is not just a good idea; it’s practically essential for a hassle-free experience. 

Before setting off on your trip, exchanging money for Paraguayan guaraní is wise. This way, as soon as you land, you’re prepared to cover any immediate expenses, such as transport from the airport, your first meals, and any essentials you might need to buy.

What currency is used in Paraguay?

The official currency of Paraguay is the Paraguayan guaraní, and it’s the best currency to take for your travels in this South American nation. 

You can use it everywhere for transport, meals, shopping, and small expenses. It’s the most straightforward option and helps you avoid any fees from other currencies.

So, before you leave, make sure to exchange some of your GBP to Paraguay travel money to get your trip off to a great start!

Tourists at Iguazu Falls, one of the world's great natural wonders, on the border of Brazil and Argentina.

Can I use my bank card in Paraguay?

Yes, you can use your credit and debit card in Paraguay, especially in big cities like Asunción and Ciudad del Este. Most hotels, restaurants, and shops will accept your card in these places. 

This makes it easy to pay for bigger expenses like your hotel stay or a nice meal out. However, it’s good to have some cash in Paraguayan guaraní for smaller purchases or in areas where cards might not be accepted.

So, while your bank card is a handy backup, carrying some cash is still the best way to go.

Should I use cash in Paraguay?

Yes, using cash in Paraguay is a great idea. Cash is the main way to pay in many places, especially outside the big cities.

When you have Paraguayan guaraní on hand, you’re all set to buy snacks, souvenirs, and tickets for buses or taxis. This way, you won’t miss out on anything fun or important because a place doesn’t take cards.

Remember, it’s smart to keep your cash safe. Don’t carry too much at once; split it up in different spots like your wallet, pocket, or bag. This way, you’re prepared, secure, and ready to enjoy everything Paraguay offers!

Is it better to use cash or credit card in Paraguay?

In Paraguay, it’s generally better to use cash for most of your purchases. This is because many places in big cities might only accept credit cards. 

When you have cash, especially Paraguayan guaraní, you can easily pay for meals at local restaurants, bus tickets, and cool souvenirs from markets.

Using cash helps you avoid any extra fees from using credit cards abroad. Plus, it’s always good to have cash for small expenses where paying with a card isn’t an option.

However, credit cards are still handy for bigger expenses or online bookings. They’ll likely accept your card if you’re staying at a hotel or eating out at a fancier restaurant. 

Just let your bank know you’re travelling so they don’t block your card for suspicious activity, and check what fees they might charge for international transactions.

Inside the ancient Jesuit ruins of the Mission of Jesus de Tavarangue, Paraguay.

How much cash should I take to Paraguay?

You can budget for your trip to Paraguay with an estimated daily cost of around £68 (Gs 560,426).  Here’s a breakdown of what past visitors have spent per day:

  • Meals: Approximately £15 (Gs 126,655)
  • Local transportation: About £10 (Gs 64,826)
  • Hotels: Around £40 (Gs 329,118)

For a one-week trip for two people, you can anticipate an average cost of £950 (Gs 7,845,970). This covers accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Planning and budgeting for your trip ensures you can make the most of your visit to Paraguay!

How can I avoid ATM fees in Paraguay?

To cut down on ATM fees in Paraguay, try these tips:

  • Look for partner banks: Ask your bank if they have partners in Paraguay to use their ATMs with lower fees.
  • Withdraw more, less often: Take out larger sums to reduce the number of times you pay a fee. Keep your cash secure.
  • Use a travel-friendly card: Some cards have low or no international ATM fees. Consider getting one before your trip.
  • Know your fees: Understand what your bank charges for using ATMs abroad so you can plan your withdrawals smartly.
  • Pick ATMs carefully: Use ATMs inside banks for lower fees and added security, especially during banking hours.

Following these steps can help save on fees, leaving you more to enjoy in Paraguay!

How does tipping work in Paraguay?

Tipping in Paraguay is simple and casual:

  • Restaurants: About 10% for good service, but it’s optional.
  • Taxis: Rounding up or adding a little extra is appreciated but not required.
  • Hotels: A small tip for housekeeping or bellhops is a nice gesture but not mandatory.

Tipping is a way to say thanks for great service, but there’s no strict rule. Feel free to tip based on your satisfaction!

Is Paraguay a cheap country to visit?

Yes, Paraguay is quite an affordable country to visit! Your money can go a long way here, making it a great destination if you’re looking to explore without spending too much. 

From food and accommodation to transport, you’ll find that prices are generally lower compared to many other countries. Eating at local restaurants, staying in budget hotels or guesthouses, and using public transport can keep your costs down even more. 

Plus, there are plenty of beautiful places and interesting sights to see for free or for a small fee. So, if you’re planning a trip that’s kind on your wallet, Paraguay is definitely a country to consider!

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Paraguayan Currency

Banknotes in Paraguay

Paraguay’s currency is the Paraguayan guarani (PYG), with the symbol ₲. It’s named after the Guaraní people, who are native to the region. The banknotes, you’ll see range from 2,000 to 100,000 guaraníes.

Each banknote is colourful and detailed, with security features like watermarks and threads to prevent counterfeiting. 

Current Paraguayan Guaraní banknote series

Coins in Paraguay

Coins come in denominations of 50, 100, 500, and 1,000 guaraníes. Each coin has a unique design showcasing aspects of Paraguay’s nature, culture, and history.

Paraguayan currency import and export regulations

You may be wondering, How much money can I take into Paraguay? Here’s a quick breakdown of the currency import and export regulations:

  • Bringing money in: You can bring any amount of foreign currency or Paraguayan guaraníes. Just declare it if it’s over $10,000 USD.
  • Taking money out: The same goes for leaving. Carry as much as you like, but declare amounts over $10,000 USD.

Order Paraguayan guaraní online

Exchange GBP to PYG online. Get fast and secure delivery to your home or office with Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®. 

Alternatively, pick up your travel money from our bureau de change near Heathrow.

Selling back Paraguayan guaraní 

Convert Paraguay currency to GBP with Manor FX for a hassle-free experience.

Select ‘sell currency’, then ‘PYG Paraguayan guaraní’. We offer competitive rates for your unused Paraguayan guaranís.

River beach. Ciudad del Este. Paraguay


Typically, UK citizens can enter Paraguay without a visa for short stays, like for tourism or business, up to 90 days.

Before you pack your bags, it’s wise to check the most current visa information. You can do this by visiting the Paraguayan embassy’s website in the UK or giving them a call. They’ll have the latest details and can advise you on any steps you might need to take.

Doing a little homework on visa requirements before you leave will help ensure your trip to Paraguay is as smooth as can be.

Before heading to Paraguay, it’s wise to update your routine vaccinations, like MMR and flu shots. Also, consider getting vaccinated for hepatitis A and typhoid, as these can be caught from contaminated food or water. 

Check with a travel health clinic or doctor for the best advice tailored to your travel plans.

The ideal time to explore Paraguay is from April to September. This period is perfect for outdoor adventures and sightseeing without the discomfort of high temperatures.

You can comfortably stroll through Paraguay’s bustling cities and explore the lush national parks that showcase the country’s rich culture.

From June to August, outdoor activities like hiking, bird watching, and river excursions become even more enjoyable. Paraguay’s diverse bird population is a particular highlight for nature enthusiasts.

Planning ahead by booking your stay early is advisable to ensure the best experience. Get ready to immerse yourself in Paraguay’s beauty and excitement during its cooler months!

In Paraguay, the two main languages the indigenous people speak are Spanish and Guarani. 

It’s a unique aspect of Paraguay, and you’ll often encounter both languages in everyday life. Learning a few phrases in both languages can be a great way to connect with the locals and show respect for their culture.

The traditional food of Paraguay is a delightful blend of flavours influenced by its indigenous heritage and European colonisation. 

One of the most iconic dishes is “chipa,” a cheesy bread roll made with cassava flour and flavoured with anise seeds. It’s a staple at breakfast and snack time.

Another must-try is “sopa paraguaya,” which is not a soup but a dense cornbread with cheese and onions. It’s a savoury delight often served as a side dish.

For meat lovers, “asado” is a popular choice. It’s a barbecue featuring a variety of meats, including beef, pork, and sausages, cooked over an open flame. It’s a social affair where friends and family gather to enjoy the smoky flavours.

And you can’t leave Paraguay without tasting “tereré,” a cold herbal tea similar to mate. It’s a refreshing drink enjoyed throughout the day, often shared with friends.

These are just a few highlights of Paraguay’s rich culinary traditions. Exploring the local cuisine is a delicious adventure for any food enthusiast!

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Paraguayan Guaranies Fast!

  • Free home delivery over £750
  • with Royal Mail Special Delivery 1pm
  • Better rates than the banks
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