Apr 14, 2020 - Apr 15, 2020
2 adults - 1 room
Where to stay in La Paz
The Bolivian city of La Paz is perched more than 3,600m above sea level and features a mix of architectural styles and influences.
The historical center of La Paz, which is the home to the country's political administration, is the 16th century Plaza Murillo where visitors can find both the Palacio Quemado (the presidential palace) and La Paz Cathedral. The city is also known for its street markets, including the Witches' Market – the Mercado de la Brujas – famous for its herbs and potions. For those with an ear for all things musical, the Museo de Instrumentos Musicales is also worth a visit to see a vast collection of musical instruments unique to Bolivia.
Arguably the best way to get round the city is to take a taxi ordered for you by your hotel, although one form of transport that should be enjoyed is the Mi Teleferico, the cable car system that offers dramatic views of the city below.
Hotels in La Paz
The Stannum Boutique Hotel & Spa is considered the most exclusive and luxurious hotel of its kind in La Paz. As well as the Aqua Spa and its wide range of treatments, guests can also access the city's best entertainment center, which features eleven cinemas, a food court, restaurants, cafes, games, nursery, gym, shops, bank ATMs and much more on the ground floor of the hotel tower block.
A four-star choice in La Paz, the Hotel Presidente is located in the downtown area just close to the picturesque San Francisco Church and the central Plaza Del Armas. Guests can enjoy the rooftop Oasis Club and its spa and heated pool, while a fully-equipped gym and games room are also available. The Presidente also offers an airport shuttle service and a choice of in-house dining options.
A reliable budget choice hotel, Las Brisas enjoys funky styling in a 'Bolivia moderna’ style style with cool murals and a few 'shabby chic' touches. The hotel also enjoys an ideal location with the popular Hard Rock Café on the doorstep and easy access to areas such as the Church of San Francisco, the Witches' Market and the traditional Sagarnaga Street.
This mountain top high city sits at an altitude even higher than Machu Picchu. Any backpacker, foodie, or adventure traveler, will surely enjoy strolling the streets, sampling a new bar or cafe, and just make sure to find a vista point to see the colorful red mountains and enjoy the scenery of being in Bolivia!
The world's highest capital sits at two miles above sea level and you'll feel it when you arrive. A thriving busy metropolis that's managed to preserve a sense of self and local culture. The food scene is thriving and there are some fantastic restaurants. A great base for planning explorations to other parts of the country.
Very interesting city indeed. Just was amazed by the sprawling red rooftops of the city above and both sides of the cliffs to the valley below, as far as eyes can see.
La Paz is not an attractive city in the classic sense, and there are no "must sees." BUT . . . the city has a color, energy and chaoticness that I find very appealing. La Paz is the highest capital in the world and you feel the lack of air right away, so take it slow first couple of days. I love the markets, the squalor - especially the market in El Alto the growing city "above" La Paz. Just watch your belongings if visit here though. Also, if come in May (first week) is the famous celebration of the Grand Parado. A must see!