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.