Bolivia is a country bordered to the south by Paraguay and Argentina, to the north and east by Brazil, and the west by Chile and Peru. Characterized by having 9 departments that are grouped into 3 regions with 112 provinces, comprising a population of 10.1 million inhabitants living in 340 municipalities and where the majority of residents reside in western Bolivia, 68 km southeast of the lake. Titicaca, is in the canyon created by the Choqueyapu River, which is where its capital La Paz is located. The official currency of Bolivia is the Boliviano, the area code of the country is "+591" and the language most spoken in the territory is Spanish, although in some regions they use other non-official languages such as English, Portuguese, and 36 other languages. official spoken words belonging to indigenous peoples.
The peoples of Bolivia are also identified as one of the most visited tourist destinations in South America due to its diverse culture with 36 indigenous ethnic groups, its geographical regions such as the natural wealth of the Amazon basin, its tropical forests with immense waterfalls, its amazing national parks, its rich history, and its delicious cuisine.
The climate in most of the Bolivian towns to visit is tropical where the average annual temperature is 15 to 20 °C. In addition, Bolivia has its seasons inverted compared to the northern hemisphere; winter, which runs from April to October, is the dry season. While summer, which runs from November to March, is the wet season. In addition, the country's climate can vary depending on the altitude of each region.
Something very attractive about tourism in the towns near La Paz is visiting places such as the Imperial Villa in Potosí, the Witches' Market, the Metropolitan Cathedral of San Lorenzo, the Killi Killi Viewpoint, El Arenal Park, Sagarnaga, Cerro El Calvario, the Pura Pura Ecological Park, Avenida 6 de Agosto, Isla del Sol, the Murillo Metropolitan Square and the Death Route, which is the only entrance and exit to the Amazon. Other good plans are to walk through landscapes such as the Salar de Uyuni, Lake Titicaca, the Amboró National Park, the Potosí silver mines, the Lomas de Arena Regional Park, the Colorada Lagoon, the Devil's Tooth, the Incahuasi Island, the Amboró National Park, Sajama National Park, La Horca del Inca viewpoint, Pachat'aqa, the Valley of the Moon, Tiwanaku, Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve, Madidi National Park, Laguna Verde, and Playa de Copacabana. Also, another of the many essential things to do in Bolivia is to visit museums such as the Kusijata Museum, the Coca Museum, the National Museum of Folklore Ethnography, and the San Francisco de Asis Museum in Sucre.
We also recommend you learn about the wealth of customs of the Bolivian natives such as the typical clothing that consists of dresses made with alpaca, vicuña, and sheep wool, reading luck in coca leaves, blessing cars, selling Las 'alasitas ' in the markets and perform rituals to Pachamama (Mother Nature) such as La ch'alla, Bolivians cover the earth with petals and bury a pot of boiled potatoes, cigarettes, coca leaves, and alcohol, so that Pachamama can eat and have fun.
In terms of culture, the beautiful towns near La Paz are renowned for their rock art, the variety of languages, the mestizo baroque, and their music that mixes indigenous, Spanish, and African rhythms. Traditions such as the Oruro Carnival considered Unesco's Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity in February, the Tinkus Festival to honor Pachamama, the Day of the Dead in Bolivia in November, and the San Juan Festival where They lit bonfires to purify the sun and give it strength.
But especially, in most of the Bolivian towns its gastronomy stands out such as the locro, the chola sandwich, the masaco, the sonso, the pacumutu, Bolivian salteñas, potosino chambergos, rice bread and rice with cruceño cheese; where they use ingredients such as corn, vegetables, soybeans and abundant tubers such as potatoes, cassava, oca, yacon, achira, and aracacha for their preparation.
Bolivia is without a doubt home to the most beautiful and picturesque towns in all of South America. So that you can fully enjoy what this beautiful country has to offer you, we have left you a route through the Bolivian destinations that we consider to be the best tourist cities and towns in Bolivia to which you should go.
Some are small towns but have their charm, others enjoy an excellent climate, incomparable natural beauties surround others, some other Bolivian towns have a beautiful beach, gastronomic wealth, historical wealth, or have an old style, indigenous and pre-Columbian that makes them magical; that's why it's good to visit everyone.
San Ignacio de Velasco
Santiago de Chiquitos
Isla del Sol
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