Lago Ypacarai, San Bernardino

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Outdoor Activity
Surrounded by green parks and the low ridgeline of the mountains, Lago Ypacarai offers a peaceful retreat within nature. This major body of water is 24 km (15 mi) in length, but only averages a depth of 3 m (10 ft). The sandy beaches and green lawns attract many tourists looking to soak up the sun and engage in recreational activity. The lake sits in close proximity to two major tourism cities, both brimming with culture, restaurants, pubs, and heritage. Don't plan to take a dip here, however, as pollution in the water makes it unsafe for swimming. Arrange your visit to Lago Ypacarai and discover more family-friendly attractions in San Bernardino using our San Bernardino vacation planner.
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  • The Lake is beautiful, you can tour boat, the beautiful plants around. It is very quiet and super inspiring. I love this place. Super recommended.
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  • Huge Lake about 60 km from Asunción in which it shows that his time of splendor is over. Imposing houses abandoned (perhaps for the season) and a huge abandoned hotel also, wanted to have lunch there and not find anything open, a penalty. To rescue a picturesque boat ride on the Lake.
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  • Beautiful we loved its people and vegetation! About 60 km from Asunción, good route. You must know San Bernardino and Arupa.
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Where to stay in San Bernardino

The main urban area that lines the eastern shore of Lake Ypacarai features a fair set of hotels for visitors to San Bernardino. Either on the main thoroughfare, Av. Guillerno Naumann, or between it and the lake, a number of hotels new and old offer rooms overlooking the lake and the attractive commercial strip. Alternatively, consider staying in one of the many rental apartments in town--often second or holiday homes of those who live in Greater Asuncion to the west.
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