Bolivia is not very high in the rankings of South America's most popular tourist destinations. Usually Chile or Peru surpass it. However, she also has a lot to offer. Especially in terms of natural wonders and naturally valuable areas . There are many national parks in Bolivia that protect amazing flora and fauna. The most important of them is the Madidi National Park and two parks located next to each other, i.e. Amboro & Carrasco . A peculiar symbol of Bolivian tourism is, of course, Salar de Uyuni , the largest salt flat in the world.
Bolivian cities cannot be forgotten either. La Paz comes to the fore, being the most partying point of the country's map. In addition, it is an excellent starting point for exploring attractions such as the famous Death Road . Bolivia still offers relatively low prices of tourist services, and the accommodation and catering base is being gradually developed. Tourists can also enjoy excellent cuisine (although largely based on meat) and friendly residents.
What to see in Bolivia?
Visiting Bolivia should start with La Paz . Because that's where you'll probably come first. The city can be a bit overwhelming at first because it is huge. But I like it quickly. There are several interesting museums here. Be sure to also visit the numerous viewpoints. Another important point is Sucre , which acts as the constitutional capital of Bolivia. You will surely be enchanted by Santa Cruz de la Sierra with its charm. It also deserves attention Cochabamba , which houses one of the larger figures of Christ, which is 34.2 meters high.
Nightlife in Bolivia
Bolivia may not be the most partying and dancing country in South America. But here you will also find places that guarantee a really good time. Number one is, of course, La Paz . This huge city, surrounded by mountains, hides a lot of clubs and pubs where you can drink, have fun on the dance floor and integrate with the locals. There is really a lot going on here in the evenings! Santa Cruz de la Sierra also stands out on the party map of the country. And here you will find places where you get a lot of fun with a drink for free.
National parks in Bolivia
If you are the person who feels best in wildlife, then Bolivia will have something to do. Wherever you go, you will be able to enjoy the beauty of the wonderful flora and fauna. Be sure to visit Madidi - a national park in the west of the country. You also cannot miss Salar de Uyun and - a huge salt flat that you will fall in love with at first sight. An interesting proposition is also Kaa-Iya , the largest national park in all of Bolivia, where they live, among others howls or capybaras. In the central part of the country, it is worth visiting two neighboring parks, or Amboro & Carrasco .
Activities in Bolivia
Bolivia is a great place for active recreation. Forget 6-star hotels where you'll be ass-sitting by the pool. There are few of them in Bolivia. But there are plenty of places to go hiking, paragliding and off-roading on a motorcycle or SUV. If you are looking for mountain trekking, Bolivia has one of the technically easiest 6-thousanders to climb. I mean Huayana Potosi . It is located just outside the capital city of La Paz. It is in this largest country of Bolivia that you will also organize a downhill ride on the Death Road . It is one of the top tourist attractions in Bolivia, as is the Jeep trip to the Salar de Uyuni salt desert. Cochabamba is the capital of paragliding, so anyone who would like to fly in tandem or on their own already knows where to go.
Off the trail in Bolivia
It is not difficult to find places outside the main tourist routes in Bolivia. All in all, this list could include most of the places described here. One of them is Tarija - a small town that functions as an important wine center of the country. The same applies to Rurrenabaque . Although it is a good starting point for the Madidi National Park, tourists are not that frequent visitors to this city. Also, few people visit Noel Kempff Mercado, a national park famous for its beautiful waterfalls and river dolphins.