It was a tough road out to visit Laguna Blanca, right smack dab in the middle of nowhere. Northern Argentina and (at least southern) Paraguay are covered in this red clay dirt which isn’t easy to drive on when dry, and absolutely awful when wet. You can ask my mom about that.
Anyway, 4 hours from Asuncion, you turn off a major highway onto an unmarked dirt road and go for another hour or so. This is deep Paraguayan farm country, complete with piglets running across the road.
Finally, we arrived at this little oasis. A crystal-blue lagoon so clean you can drink from it and a white powder-sugar beach. Oh, and thousands and thousands of butterflies.
I’ve heard this place is packed to capacity during the high season, but we are here mid-week in winter. Still, we had beautifully warm sunny days. The only other campers were a family of three that showed up at 8pm on a motor scooter from Asuncion. I’m not sure how long that took them (it is about 5 hours by car) or how they managed that dirt road in pitch black darkness, but good for them