Driving Directions Paraguay
Paraguay Occidental is the broader region to the west of the river. It consists of a marshy, alluvial plain, which is also part of the Gran Chaco. Much of this area is waterlogged swamp in the south and east, but the land rises gradually and gives way to grassy fields and arid scrub forest towards the northwestern border. Paraguay Oriental lies to the east of the River Paraguay and consists mainly of an upland plateau called the Parana Plateau.