Visiting Bolivia offers diverse opportunities to experience unique destinations and your hotel stay can be just as unique and memorable as what you see during your vacation. As with most things in the country, accommodation in Bolivia can be excellent value, although finding hotels of a sufficient standard for what most travelers are used to can be particularly tricky, which is why we’ve put together this guide on where to stay in Bolivia for you.
Firstly, a few words of warning. Standards within the same hotel price brackets in Bolivia can vary greatly, and accommodation names such as hotel, hostal, residencial, and alojamiento mean relatively little, so despite the fact virtually all high-end accommodation will call itself a hotel, be advised many basic places do as well. You’ll also want to book early to avoid disappointment during the peak months of July and August, and especially during major fiestas when prices are higher and can often double or treble.
Without further ado, here then are some of the best places to stay in Bolivia, and the best accommodations therein, including high-end camping options, luxurious lodges, and our favorite boutique hotels:
When visiting Bolivia, you do not want to miss out on all of the exciting experiences La Paz has to offer. Your visit to this energetic city must include riding the subway in the sky, Mi Teleférico, and marvel at the unique architecture. With so many hotel options, your stay in La Paz can be as luxurious or as casual as you want.
The Atix Hotel offers luxurious accommodations built from Bolivian wood and locally mined granite. Staying here immerses you in local culture, especially when you walk the halls decorated with art and photography of Gaston Ugalde. He created many works of art exclusive to this hotel. The restaurants feature a culinary team ready to serve you traditional Bolivian cuisines, such as fish stew and bife con chorrellana. Atix Hotel is located within walking distance to local attractions, such as Cota Cota Park and Moon Valley. If you are looking for a luxurious experience in Bolivia, this is the hotel to stay at.
Located in the heart of downtown, La Casona Hotel Boutique puts you within walking distance to the many things happening in La Paz. The hotel’s colonial architecture provides a unique atmosphere for relaxing after your busy day exploring the city. This hotel may be surrounded by lots of city life, it still provides a quiet getaway when you are ready to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.
Feel the vibe of the city by staying at the Stannum Boutique Hotel and Spa. This hotel is located steps away from the cable car stations in La Pa and minutes from many tourists, cultural, and commercial attractions. Your accommodations provide an oasis to stay in with touches of modern and elegant styles. This hotel overlooks the beautiful city, giving breathtaking views, and the service is unbeatable, making your stay unforgettable.
Jupapina offers a place where you can experience Bolivia like it was meant to be enjoyed. This small village is the perfect place to relax, unwind, and explore this country’s natural beauty. You might even be able to catch a glimpse of some unique local wildlife. When staying in Jupapina, you are very close to cities, such as La Paz and Mallasa, where there are many attractions and things to do.
Are you ready for the best camping experience you have ever had? If so, Colibri Camping and Eco Lodge is where you want to stay when visiting Bolivia. Even if you do not like camping, you will find unique accommodations at this location. Location about a half-hour from downtown La Paz, this location offers your choice of accommodations, such as an A-frame lodge, cozy tipi, tents, cabins, and tiny houses. Colibri Camping and Eco Lodge may be budget-friendly, but it does not skimp on the luxurious extras. Many of the accommodations here have fully-equipped kitchens, and the property offers hammocks and hot tubs, all surrounded by beautiful natural elements.
Santa Cruz is the largest city in Bolivia and is the perfect location to visit if you want some city-life experiences added to your Bolivia vacations. This city is not your typical tourist destination, such as the Salt Flats or some of the national parks in Bolivia. However, you can still experience a bit of Bolivian nature at the Amboro National Park, located just outside the city.
The Cosmopolitano Hotel Boutique is a small eight-room hotel filled with luxurious vintage touches throughout. Your stay at this hotel gives you all the comforts of home while putting you in the heart of local culture. You will fall in love with the regional and cultural touches located throughout the building, including award-winning portraits of Bolivia’s Aymara women. Being located in the heart of Santa Cruz, your stay at this hotel will put you within a ten-minute walk to many of the city’s attractions, including the Sacred Art Museum, San Lorenzo Cathedral, and La Recova Artisan Walk.
Cochabamba is the fourth largest city in Bolivia but is one of the best cities to visit when looking for many things to do. Do you love food? This city is a foodie’s dream come true with many restaurants serving local cuisine options, such as silpancho, chicharrón, and picante de pollo. In addition, Cochabamba is the perfect destination for outdoor adventures with a mild climate, including a quick day trip to Parque Torotoro.
Your room at the Huper Hotel Boutique will make you feel like you have stepped into a luxurious oasis, complete with a separate sitting area and unique paintings lining the walls. Located in Cochabamba, this boutique hotel is within walking distance to nearby attractions, including Museo de Historia Natural Alcide d’Orbigny and the Iglesia de la Recoleta. Every morning you will wake up ready to go exploring, especially after you stop in at the complimentary breakfast buffet. After you have spent all day walking and touring the area, head back to your hotel for some relaxation in the spa.
Your visit to Uyuni puts you near the Bolivian salt flats, one of the country’s most prominent tourist destinations. Therefore, this town is the place to visit if you want to participate in many outdoor activities, such as exploring, hiking, biking, and outdoor exploration.
Luna Salada is one of the most unique hotels in Bolivia, as most of the hotel is made of salt! With the salt flats beginning just a few feet from the hotel, its secluded and priviliged location affords stunning views of the flats, and proves a popular haven for both the adventurous and the spiritually curious traveler. Its distinctive Andean decor, vibrant ancient textiles, and rustic design provide a welcoming and homely ambiance, as do the cozy fireplaces that can be found in the accommodations.
You will be treated like a celebrity through the world-class service available when staying at Palacio de Sal Hotel. Your experience staying at this hotel is definitely one of a kind, as everything in the hotel, including the furniture and artwork, is made from local salt bricks. The hotel is isolated on the fringe of the salt flat, which means at night, you will have a front-row seat to the best views of a star-filled sky. You will also want to find a spot to relax, watch the sunsets, and sip on your favorite beverage because the views are spectacular.
Sucre is the perfect place to stop for a break from your busy adventures throughout Bolivia. If looking to relax, plan a few days in this town, so you have plenty of time to unwind and still fit in all the local attractions. The most popular thing to do here is to visit Cretaceous Park.
Awaken your senses by staying at Parador Santa Maria La Real in Sucre, where you will be immersed in the country’s colonial past. This heritage property is nestled in the city’s heart, offering a luxurious spa setting with plus guestrooms, including classic hotel rooms, junior suites, and spacious master suites. This hotel is the place to stay when looking for a relaxing and romantic break from your day-to-day life. In addition, staying here puts you close to the beautiful green spaces of Bolivar Park and other neighboring attractions.
These locations are some of the best places to stay in Bolivia, all offering accommodations close to many local attractions. As you can see from this list, Bolivia has a hotel, resort, or lodge waiting for you, no matter the type of accommodations you are looking for.
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