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Santa Cruz de la Sierra Travel Guide: 39 reviews and 76 photos

Santa Cruz is a fast growing town in Bolivia. It is now the second town of the country, after La Paz, and before Sucre, which reivindicates to be "the other capital".

The growth of the town has been supported in last decade by the growth in Cocaine trade activities, but in the last years, the tropical agriculture has eclipsed a bit this influence.

Wandering in Santa Cruz is a little bit disappointing. There is not much to see in the town. It is a good entry point in the country because it is a large town, because its altitude is low, 200 meters, compared to the 3500 meters and over of Sucre, Uyuni and la Paz (the Western part of the country).

In this picture, you can see a sample of what Sant Cruz is: low buildings spread over the town, apparent electric cable (bad for photographers, arghh), and standards of life that are much higher than the rest of the country.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A good place to begin a trip to the western part of Bolivia
  • Cons:Not many things to see in the town
  • In a nutshell:A glance to the other (wealthy) Bolivia
  • Last visit to Santa Cruz de la Sierra: Aug 2003
  • Intro Updated Sep 15, 2003
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Reviews (4)

Comments (7)

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Sep 22, 2005 at 11:52 PM

    beautiful ...brought back sooo many good memories. grazias y saludos desde Nova Zealandia

  • Oct 9, 2004 at 12:03 PM

    Great shot of the waterfalls! It's all you fault: Now I have to check them out too I guess. Gracias y saludos desde Alemania.

  • acemj's Profile Photo
    Mar 18, 2004 at 12:08 PM

    Thanks for the honest appraisal of the place. Despite not having much to do, you still captured some great photos!

  • Nelie's Profile Photo
    Oct 6, 2003 at 6:39 AM

    Great pictures - I will come back later to see more

  • jcots's Profile Photo
    Sep 17, 2003 at 2:30 AM

    Maravilloso, espero mas fotos!!! Bolivia tiene que ser un pais impresionante!!!

  • Aggeliki's Profile Photo
    Sep 16, 2003 at 2:11 AM

    It sounds to me like a colourful live city!!!

  • agarcia's Profile Photo
    Sep 15, 2003 at 8:57 AM

    El rumor era cierto! Petit prince ha escrito tips con texto! :-p

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