Reasons To Visit Cochabamba
Cochabamba is the fourth biggest city in Bolivia and is affectionately known by locals as The Garden City. As one of the most popular tourism destinations in Bolivia, visitors to the city can find many rewarding and exciting things to do whether it’s exploring the local culture or indulging your adventurous side with some high-octane activities like paragliding. The city is known as one of the most progressive and vibrant places in the country so you will find many colorful festivals, cafés and bars to enjoy, while you will also want to explore the city and see some of its finest landmarks such as the Christo de la Concordia.
Arriving In Cochabamba
Cochabamba Airport, known in full as Jorge Wilstermann International Airport, is only 2 km from the center of the city and handles a range of domestic and regional flights. If you are looking to travel from the UAE to Cochabamba, you will need to transfer somewhere as no airlines provide direct flights from anywhere in the UAE. Thankfully it is possible to get from the UAE to Cochabamba with just a single stopover which makes the journey a lot more bearable.
Cochabamba Airport is a fairly small airport but still offers all of the basic amenities you would need including places to eat and shop, so you’re sure to find all of the essentials you would expect. Once you have arrived at the airport you can find taxis which will take you into the city center at a fairly cheap price given the short distance, although there are also public buses available if you are on a very tight budget. Alternatively, you could consider renting a car in Cochabamba.
Cochabamba Travel Information
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UAE nationals traveling to Bolivia will either be able to obtain a visa before flying at no cost or obtain one upon arrival for a fee. The weather in Cochabamba is warm for most of the year, with the hottest time coming between October to January which sees average highs of around 25 degrees. The currency you will need when visiting Bolivia is the Bolivian boliviano, although you will find that many establishments will accept US dollars. You will need to put your clocks back by eight hours to get on the local time zone, while the price of essentials like accommodation and transportation in Cochabamba will tend to be cheaper compared to the UAE.
* This information is correct as of April 2018
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