"Que Aventura!" Top 5 Page for this destination Bolivia by Chicha15

Bolivia Travel Guide: 2,152 reviews and 5,847 photos

La Paz

If you are visiting La Paz for the first time...you better have those calfs in shape! not only will they help you get around the steep streets but they will help you dodge the crazy drivers. Be alert, La Paz is a beautiful busy city, there is always something to do and that always draws big crowds just about anywhere. If you plan on shopping for souveniers, this is the place to do it! i've been to 6 out of the nine departments of Bolivia and the shopping experience was not the same, so please take advantage.

Calle Illampu

I was very lucky that the hotel I stayed in was in a popular area. You can pretty much walk to anywhere you need to go, but the steep streets and the altitute will be a challenge, try to keep it all close by, you'll enjoy yourself a lot better without getting too tiered.

Alasitas

I was fortunate enough to visit La Paz in mid Feb. this is when they have one of their largest and most popular fairs. oddly enough its the largest fair where everything is miniturized! Its called Alasitas. The main attraction is the Ekeko (God of need) It is believed that the Ekeko can make all miniture buys a reality! he comes in all kinds of varieties, so one can buy according to their needs. if you purchase one make sure that you get it "challado" just ask the vendor, they are happy to do so, this will ensure that you get your wishes!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Its so beautiful and cheap!
  • Cons:Altitute can be dangerous, the air is very dirty in La Paz, its very hard to breath at times.
  • In a nutshell:It only seems small!
  • Last visit to Bolivia: Aug 2009
  • Intro Updated Nov 7, 2009
  • Add to Trip Planner (?)
  • Report Abuse

Reviews (35)

Comments (8)

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Nov 30, 2011 at 1:01 PM

    Great tips on Bolivia. Sounds like you had a great time and saw many interesting places. I hope to visit one day!

  • sayedaburas's Profile Photo
    Apr 8, 2007 at 9:52 PM

    ♫•:*¨`*:•Happy birthday to you♫♫Happy b-day to you♫HAPPY BIRTHDAY to ღC.C.ღ ♫♫Happy b-day to yoou•:*¨`*:•♫ I wish you a Happy Easter and happier maany returns as well (~_~)

  • Vulindlela's Profile Photo
    Apr 8, 2007 at 7:08 PM

    Wow, that's La Paz! I am so there. Thanks for sharing.

  • elpariente's Profile Photo
    Aug 20, 2006 at 12:45 PM

    Very good page Muy buena !!!!!!!!!!!

  • AlbuqRay's Profile Photo
    Jun 9, 2006 at 6:26 PM

    Cecy, excellent tips and even better pics on Bolivia. Did you use Fremen Tours? We sure went to many of the same places and hotels. Can't help with your forum questions. I haven't been to that part of Bolivia.

  • mturkkan's Profile Photo
    Apr 9, 2006 at 1:42 AM

    Happy birthday to you from Antalya

  • marcelo15's Profile Photo
    Mar 28, 2006 at 3:00 PM

    hi friend, i really enjoyed reading your bolivian page...by a coincidence i also met to Efrain from koala tours as well..yeah, you`re right he was a very good guide..still miss him....greets from bol...marce

  • Aug 28, 2005 at 12:15 AM

    Welcome to VT. Greetings from India.Superb start...Excellant pages and phtographs.

Chicha15 Used To Live Here!

Chicha15

“Always try something new!”

Online Now

Female

Top 5,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 3 6 0 5

Badges & Stats in Bolivia

  • 35 Reviews
  • 87 Photos
  • 19 Forum posts
  • 2,132PageViews
  • 0 Cities

Have you been to Bolivia?

  Share Your Travels  

Friends

No friends yet.