A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Fortaleza vs. Asuncion for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Fortaleza or Asuncion?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Fortaleza and Asuncion can help. It includes a travel cost comparison in addition to other factors. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

Where Should I go: Fortaleza or Asuncion?

Fortaleza

A major city on Brazil's northeastern coast and the capital city of Ceara state, Fortaleza is best characterized by its city landscape lined with beaches and palm trees. It also features some great seafood as well as long-standing folk traditions in culture and dance.

Asuncion

Asuncion is a vastly underrated city. It is the capital but also the administrative economic and cultural center of Paraguay. It is located in the south central part of the country, near the border with Argentina and it is one of the oldest cities in South America, with people living here since almost 500 years. The city has a beautiful and simple center, with a few unique colonial and beaux arts buildings, international cuisine, shady plazas and friendly people. Its handful of historic buildings around the Plaza de los Heroes, Plaza Uruguaya and Manzana de la Ribera, two or three small museums, old bars and cafes, but also smart suburbs, ritzy shopping malls and fashionable nightclubs will keep you entertained for a day or two. It is a very charming city for travellers and apart from the sights, the city boasts a good tourist infrastructure with hotels and restaurants.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Adventure Tours to Brazil, and The Best Eco Tours in Brazil.


Which place is cheaper, Asuncion or Fortaleza?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Fortaleza is $69, while the average daily cost in Asuncion is $68. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Fortaleza and Asuncion in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Fortaleza $30
    Asuncion $22
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Fortaleza $60
    Asuncion $44
Compare Hotels in Fortaleza and Asuncion

Looking for a hotel in Fortaleza or Asuncion? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Fortaleza


Hotels in Asuncion


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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Fortaleza Hotel Prices and Asuncion Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Fortaleza $21
    Asuncion $8.82

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Fortaleza

Also for Fortaleza, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Transfer to Beach Park: $11
  • Transfer leaving from the Fortaleza waterfront to Beach Park: $8.83
  • Transfer from Fortaleza to Jericoacoara: $28
  • Transfer Fortaleza to Jericoacoara: $300
  • Transfer Fortaleza - Jericoacoara: $150
  • Transfer 4x4 Regular Service Fortaleza - Jericoacoara: $75
  • Transfer 4 X 4 Fortaleza to Jericoacoara or Jericoacoara to Fortaleza: $240
  • Shared Transfer from Fortaleza to Jericoacoara: $104
  • Shared Transfer from Fortaleza to Cumbuco: $49
  • Shared Transfer from Fortaleza to Aquiraz: $88
  • Shared Airport Transfer to Fortaleza Hotels: $9.42
  • Round trip transfer to Jericoacoara: $56

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Asuncion

Also for Asuncion, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • RoundTrip Transfer in Private Minivan Asuncion Airport (ASU) - Asuncion City: $59
  • RoundTrip Private Transfer Asuncion Airport (ASU) - Asuncion City: $52
  • Transfer in private minivan from Asuncion Airport (ASU) - Asuncion City: $29
  • Transfer in private minivan Asuncion City - Silvio Pettirosi Airport (ASU): $29
  • Transfer in Private Car from Asuncion Airport (ASU) - Asuncion City: $21
  • Transfer in private car from Asuncion City - Asuncion Airport (ASU): $20

Is it cheaper to fly into Fortaleza or Asuncion?

Prices for flights to both Asuncion and Fortaleza change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.





Food
  • Food Meals for one day
    Fortaleza $24
    Asuncion $17

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Fortaleza

For Fortaleza, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Thematic Show with Rotation of Pizzas in Aquiraz: $27

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Fortaleza $15
    Asuncion $16

Tours and Activities in Fortaleza

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Fortaleza.

  • Águas Belas Tour: $15
  • 3 Beaches in 1 Day Tour Leaving Fortaleza: $13
  • Beach Park Full-Day Trip Including Brief Tour of Fortaleza: $35
  • Canoa Quebrada Beach Tour with Nettour: $20
  • Canoe Quebrada Full Day Tour - Departure from Fortaleza by Vitorino Turismo: $19
  • City Tour Fortaleza - Full Day Cumbuco Beach Tour by Nettour: $25
  • City-Tour and Fortaleza (central market, cathedral, Fort, Theaters, encetur, P.ferreira: $55
  • Cumbuco Beach Tour: $11
  • Cumbuco Beach with City Tour from Fortaleza: $16
  • Fortaleza City Tour : $26
  • Fortaleza Like a Local: Customized Private Tour: $31
  • Half-Day City Tour: $25

Tours and Activities in Asuncion

For Asuncion, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • Asunción Like a Local: Customized Private Tour: $35
  • Asuncion Birding Tour: $70
  • Birding and Nature Chaco Tour: $140
  • Crystal Fall - day tour in a reduced group: $120
  • Day Tour “Cerrito”: $231
  • Day tour “Circuito San Bernardino”: $214
  • Day tour “Circuito Sapucai”: $221
  • Day tour “Pai Pukú”: $230
  • Day tour to “National Park Ybycuí”: $265
  • Full day Paraguay River Nature and Wildlife Boat Tour: $207
  • Golden Triangle Tour: $110
  • Half-Day Yparacai Lake Tour from Asuncion with Pick Up: $185

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Fortaleza $9.97
    Asuncion $10

Typical Alcohol Prices in Asuncion

Some typical examples of the costs for nightlife and alcohol in Asuncion are as follows:


  • Beer
    $1.22


When comparing the travel costs between Fortaleza and Asuncion, we can see that Fortaleza is more expensive. However, the two cities are actually relatively comparable in price, as the difference is somewhat minimal. Generally, this means that you could travel with generally the same travel style and level of luxury in each place. Since both cities are in South America, it's no surprise that their costs are relatively close, as many destinations here have somewhat similar travel prices overall.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Fortaleza Expensive? and Is Asuncion Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, Fortaleza or Asuncion?

Fortaleza has a larger population, and is about 62% larger than the population of Asuncion. When comparing the sizes of Fortaleza and Asuncion, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.


When is the best time to visit Fortaleza or Asuncion?

Both destinations experience a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. And since both cities are in the southern hemisphere, summer is in January and winter is in July.

Should I visit Fortaleza or Asuncion in the Summer?

The summer attracts plenty of travelers to both Fortaleza and Asuncion.

In January, Fortaleza is generally around the same temperature as Asuncion. Daily temperatures in Fortaleza average around 28°C (82°F), and Asuncion fluctuates around 29°C (84°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Asuncion this time of the year. In Fortaleza, it's very sunny this time of the year. Fortaleza usually receives less sunshine than Asuncion during summer. Fortaleza gets 221 hours of sunny skies, while Asuncion receives 249 hours of full sun in the summer.

Asuncion receives a lot of rain in the summer. Fortaleza gets a good bit of rain this time of year. In January, Fortaleza usually receives less rain than Asuncion. Fortaleza gets 119 mm (4.7 in) of rain, while Asuncion receives 150 mm (5.9 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures January
    Fortaleza 28°C (82°F) 
    Asuncion 29°C (84°F)

Should I visit Fortaleza or Asuncion in the Autumn?

The autumn brings many poeple to Fortaleza as well as Asuncion.

Fortaleza is a little warmer than Asuncion in the autumn. The daily temperature in Fortaleza averages around 27°C (80°F) in April, and Asuncion fluctuates around 24°C (75°F).

In the autumn, Fortaleza often gets less sunshine than Asuncion. Fortaleza gets 159 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Asuncion receives 199 hours of full sun.

It's quite rainy in Asuncion. Fortaleza receives a lot of rain in the autumn. Fortaleza usually gets more rain in April than Asuncion. Fortaleza gets 356 mm (14 in) of rain, while Asuncion receives 150 mm (5.9 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures April
    Fortaleza 27°C (80°F) 
    Asuncion 24°C (75°F)

Should I visit Fortaleza or Asuncion in the Winter?

Both Asuncion and Fortaleza are popular destinations to visit in the winter with plenty of activities.

In the winter, Fortaleza is a little warmer than Asuncion. Typically, the winter temperatures in Fortaleza in July average around 26°C (79°F), and Asuncion averages at about 19°C (66°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Fortaleza. Fortaleza usually receives more sunshine than Asuncion during winter. Fortaleza gets 256 hours of sunny skies, while Asuncion receives 191 hours of full sun in the winter.

In July, Fortaleza usually receives more rain than Asuncion. Fortaleza gets 95 mm (3.7 in) of rain, while Asuncion receives 30 mm (1.2 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures July
    Fortaleza 26°C (79°F) 
    Asuncion 19°C (66°F)

Should I visit Fortaleza or Asuncion in the Spring?

Both Asuncion and Fortaleza during the spring are popular places to visit.

In October, Fortaleza is generally around the same temperature as Asuncion. Daily temperatures in Fortaleza average around 28°C (82°F), and Asuncion fluctuates around 25°C (77°F).

In Asuncion, it's very sunny this time of the year. It's quite sunny in Fortaleza. In the spring, Fortaleza often gets more sunshine than Asuncion. Fortaleza gets 287 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Asuncion receives 206 hours of full sun.

Asuncion gets a good bit of rain this time of year. Fortaleza usually gets less rain in October than Asuncion. Fortaleza gets 13 mm (0.5 in) of rain, while Asuncion receives 130 mm (5.1 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures October
    Fortaleza 28°C (82°F) 
    Asuncion 25°C (77°F)

Typical Weather for Asuncion and Fortaleza

Fortaleza Asuncion
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 28°C (82°F) 119 mm (4.7 in) 29°C (84°F) 150 mm (5.9 in)
Feb 27°C (81°F) 205 mm (8.1 in) 27°C (81°F) 140 mm (5.5 in)
Mar 27°C (80°F) 323 mm (12.7 in) 26°C (79°F) 140 mm (5.5 in)
Apr 27°C (80°F) 356 mm (14 in) 24°C (75°F) 150 mm (5.9 in)
May 27°C (80°F) 256 mm (10.1 in) 21°C (70°F) 110 mm (4.3 in)
Jun 26°C (80°F) 142 mm (5.6 in) 19°C (66°F) 50 mm (2 in)
Jul 26°C (79°F) 95 mm (3.7 in) 19°C (66°F) 30 mm (1.2 in)
Aug 27°C (80°F) 22 mm (0.9 in) 21°C (70°F) 50 mm (2 in)
Sep 27°C (81°F) 23 mm (0.9 in) 22°C (72°F) 70 mm (2.8 in)
Oct 28°C (82°F) 13 mm (0.5 in) 25°C (77°F) 130 mm (5.1 in)
Nov 28°C (82°F) 12 mm (0.5 in) 26°C (79°F) 150 mm (5.9 in)
Dec 28°C (82°F) 44 mm (1.7 in) 28°C (82°F) 150 mm (5.9 in)