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La Paz

There is a lot to see and do in La Paz. The main things to do for us are the teleferico, the food and just taking in the general craziness and chaos of the city. We would recommend a 3-day stay, 2 days minimum, but if you have time and enjoy it you can easily stay for a week.

City

Culture

Food

Altiplano

Cold

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How to get here

You can get here by plane from Cochabamba, Santa Cruz, Sucre or Uyuni (and others). Alternatively, you can also get here by bus or private taxi. We recommend flying.

Things to do

Teleferico

The cable cars are La Paz's signature feature. You can spend an entire day riding them and discovering the city from up above. You will need to get a card, which you can get at any station, and charge it with credit.

Food

La Paz has a lots cool restaurants and cafés, with Bolivian fusion dishes. We recommend prioritising them - see the list of our favorite restaurants below.

Sights

There are lots of interesting neighbourhoods to visit. Do not miss Sagarnaga (Mercado de la Brujas), Calle Jaén, Plaza Murillo, Mirador Killi Killi and Mercado 16 de Julio (Thursday and Sunday) in El Alto. We also recommend a visit to Valle de la Luna.

Walking tour

To better understand the city it helps to go on a walking tour. We recommend Red Cap Walking Tours.

Death Road Mountain Biking

You can ride down the old Death Road by mountain bike. This is a great way to explore the Yungas in 1 day and to see how nature changes with altitude. And it is great fun. You will find a bunch of operators in La Paz. We recommend Barracuda Biking.

How to get around

You can use the Teleferico to get around. Unfortunately, Uber does not work well in La Paz, so you will need to rely on taxis too.

What to do from here

La Paz is a good base to do trips to Lake Titicaca, Sajama or Rurrenabaque (by plane or by boat via Coroico).

Restaurants

Gustu

Gourmet

Gustu is La Paz's best restaurant and is definitely worth trying. We recommend the degustation menu and booking in advance.

Popular

Bolivian, Fusion

This is probably La Paz's coolest fusion restaurant. Lunch here is highly recommended. You cannot reserve, make sure you get here as they open.

Manq'a

Bolivian, Fusion

Another great option with Bolivian fusion food. There are tow of them with, each with its own menu.

Ali Pacha

Bolivian, Vegan

A great option for vegan food, while also being one of those cool Bolivian fusion retaurants.

Ancestral

Meat

If you enjoy some good cuts of meat, Ancestral is a great dinner option.

Takumi

Japanese, Ramen, Sushi

Delicious ramen. The restaurant is part of 'El Bosque', which has many other great food options.

Hotels

Atix

$$$

A bit fancy, but it feels nice to be sheltered of the craziness of the city. We recommend the pool overseeing the city. The Hotel is in the South, which makes it a bit distant from some of the sights in the city. On the other hand, it is close from nice dinner options.

Naira

$$

This one is in the middle of the Sagarnaga neighborhood. You can step directly into the chaos of the city and are in walking distance of Plaza Murillo and the Las Brujas market.

Naira

$$

Great location. You can step out of the hotel and be in the middle of the chaos of the Sagarnaga neighbourhood. In walking distance to the Mercado de las Brujas.

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