The quiet provincial town of Caacupé lies 54km east of Asunción within undulating countryside interspersed with more imposing hills. Caacupé has circa 24,000 inhabitants and offers everything you need for day to day life, 8 supermarkets, 2 hospitals, many restaurants, ice cream parlours, boutique shops, a theatre, the famous Basilica, a good supply of tradespeople (electricians, plumbers, builders, brick layers etc) and much more.
Standing at the heart of the town centre is Paraguay's answer to the Vaitcan Cty, the enormous Basilica de Caacupé. Caacupé really comes alive on El Día de la Virgen (8 December) when crowds of worshippers undertake pilgrimages from all corners of the country to worship and ask the Virgen for favors. As many as 300,000 of the faithful may crowd onto the plaza during the fesitval and participate in a spectaculater candelelit procession.