Asuncion, the national capital, is situated about 90 miles (145 kilometers) west of Independencia.
Don't limit yourself to Independencia, because Paraguay features a treasure trove natural and man-made attractions which await the savvy traveler.
If you ask a local their favorite places to see, they'll often point to the region's fabulous open-air museums, street art and gardens. If the weather makes you want to head indoors, plan a trip to Paraguay's history museums, nature museums and art museums.
Cycling and wildlife watching are just some of the many options for relaxation in this area. Cool off upon the water with a spot of boating or swimming.
If you really want to understand the area in which you are traveling, take the time to visit the region's cafés and restaurants. Often, these are good places to meet local residents and try popular dishes. You'll discover corn and milk are commonly used components of typical local foods. Sopa paraguaya (soup) and soo-yosopy (soup) are commonly enjoyed by visitors and local foodies alike. Those who would like to try something else, can try sopa paraguaya (moist cake), a lovely way to finish your Paraguay culinary adventure. To complete your meal, try a mate (tea made from yerba mate leaves). This is a popular non-alcoholic drink in this region.
At the end of your holiday in Independencia, say farewell the way Paraguayan's do, with a hearty "Adiós."