La Paz Travel Guide
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- 78%History Buffs
- 74%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 68%Local Culture
- 67%Green Travelers
- 62%Art & Design Lovers
Member Reviews (18)
- La PazOct 17, 2013
High in the Andes mountains, Bolivia's big city feels like an overgrown mountain town as you clamber around the hilly cobblestone streets in between bouts of coca tea and snacks. It's a good place to come in from the cold of trekking for a while and kick back with warm drinks, new friends and a cozy guesthouse bed piled high with alpaca wool blankets.
- La PazMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsGreen TravelersBackpackersJul 01, 2013
La Paz es la capital de Bolivia, una de las ciudades a mayor altura del continente. Aquí puedes encontrar comida típica y hospedaje barato aunque no recomiendo comer en los puestos de la calle. A mi me parece un lugar seguro, puedes caminar tranquilo incluso de noche. Para los fotógrafos es un lugar inagotable de temas étnicos por rescatar.
- La PazMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 4Dec 05, 2012
You will be SICK as a dog at least for a day or two. Make sure that you schedule in recovery time. The altitude is so high so unless you have been to Machu Picchu before coming here, you're going to be sick. Once acclimated, you should still go easy as people don't realize running a short sprint could trigger a migraine or breathing problems. drinking alcohol this high up is also unpredictable so carry a vomit bag with you.
That said, everything about this city is amazing. Amazing as in different, cultural, you feel like you're at a site where lots of beginnings of culture and people started, not Amazing like Paris Amazing. However, you won't find as many dog poo on the streets here like you would in Paris, which, btw, is so ridiculous.
Do not miss eating the saltena. I don't know how you would miss it though, considering there are thousands of saltena shops around the city. We went to Fridolin, because there are locations of Fridolin in Santa Cruz and we're elitists like that.
Don't miss the lake. How could you miss the lake? I missed the lake. So don't miss the lake!
- La PazMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 13Nov 20, 2012
Located in a small valley, La Paz is Bolivia's most important city. It is at extreme altitude so take it easy the first couple days as you adjust to the altitude. If you find yourself suffering altitude sickness get some coca tea which will help a lot. In the city you should definitely check out Catedral de San Francsico, the witches market, among other major sites. Also use La Paz as a starting point to explore Bolivia's highlands. Go to Tiwanaku and Lake Titicaca.
- La PazOct 21, 2012
La Paz what an amazing place. Once you get acclimatised to the altitude its quite the experience. Lots of colour & diversity & quite a gulf between the rich & poor. The ladies with the bowler hats would spend most of the days selling food & trinkets, at the side of the streets, often with their children in tow. They lead a very tough life, & when you visit the area where the embassies are it couldn't be more different, with houses that wouldn't look out of place in a very nice suburb of NYC. I spent a week here & couldn't get over how warm & friendly the people here are. I also tasted my first ever empanada & Que Bueno as the locals would say.
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