Central/South America

Asunción, Paraguay

A Comprehensive Guide to the Best Places to Run in Asunción

Asunción is Paraguay’s capital and largest city, situated on a large bay of the Paraguay River near the Argentinian border. One of the oldest cities in South America, modern Asunción is the center of government, shipping, industry, and culture in Paraguay. While most of the narrow, crowded streets are not ideal for running, there are plenty of great routes along the city’s waterfront and parks.

The top place to run in Asunción is the Costanera waterfront promenade, while the running paths of Parque Ñu Guazú and Parque Salud are also good options. We’ve also listed a few of the other small parks/green spaces around the city, but runners will most likely have to do several laps to complete their mileage requirements.

Busses are a cheap and easy way to see the city, but taxis are also an affordable option. Traffic in Asunción is congested and chaotic, so we don’t recommend driving if you can help it – most of our running routes are within walking distance from one another.

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Asunción has good weather for running year-round. Summers are hot and humid, with temperatures from November-March topping out in the 30-33C (86-92F) range, with very warm nights. Winter is mild and drier, with highs in the 23C (73F) range and nights that dip to 13-14C (mid-50s). Summer is much wetter, winter tends to be dry.

Hotels in Asunción are widespread throughout the city. The most desirable hotels are right downtown, while budget options exist around the outskirts and near the port.

The Asunción Runners and the Paraguay Marathon Club are the top groups in the city.

There are lots of running stores, including Nike and Sports House.

Both the Paraguay Marathon Club and the ASU Runners have list of upcoming events.