Bolivia Destinations Travel Guide

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Language: Spanish and 36 native languages

Currency: Boliviano (BOB)

Calling Code: +59


Bolivia (Quechua: Buliwya, Aymara: Wuliwya, Guarani: Volívia), officially the Plurinational State of Bolivia, is a sovereign country located in the central-western region of South America, politically it is constituted as a plurinational state, decentralized with autonomies. It is organized in nine departments. Its capital is Sucre, seat of the judicial organ; La Paz is the seat of the executive, legislative and electoral bodies, as well as being the political, cultural and financial epicenter of the country. The largest and most populated city is Santa Cruz de la Sierra, considered the economic engine of the country.

Bolivia has a population of about 10.1 million inhabitants according to the last census, of the year 2012. It borders to the north and to the east with Brazil, to the south with Paraguay and Argentina, and to the west with Chile and Peru, it does not have exit to the sea Its surface is the sixth largest in Latin America and includes different geographical areas such as the Andes mountain range, the Altiplano, the Amazon, the Llanos de Moxos and the Chaco, being one of the countries with the greatest biodiversity in the world.


Travel Destinations in Bolivia

Amboró National Park

Amboró National Park is locate in Santa Cruz Department in Bolivia. Amboró National Park covers an area of 4,425 km² (1,709 sq mi).

Carrasco National Park

Carrasco National Park is located in Cochabamba Department in Bolivia. This national park covers an area of 6,226 sq km.


Chulumani high in the Andes of Bolivia is famous for its deadly Road of the Death that claimed many lives.

Madidi National Park

Madidi National Park is mostly covered by dense rainforest, open savannah and Amazon river along with its many tributaries.

Noel Kempff National Park

Noel Kempff National Park is located in Santa Cruz Department in Northeastern Bolivia. This national preserve covers an area of 15,234 sq km.


Rurrenabaque is a small town located on the banks of Beni river in Beni Department in Bolivia. The easiest way to get here is by plane.

Sajama National Park

Sajama National Park is located in Oruro Department in Bolivia. This national park covers an area of 1,002 sq km.

Tiahuanaco (Tiwanaku)

Ancient ruins of pre Colombian city of Tiahuanaco (Tiwanaku) are located in La Paz Department in Bolivia. First people came here around 1700 BC.

Torotoro National Park

Torotoro National Park is located 140 km south of Cochabamba in Northern Potosí Department in Bolivia. This national park covers an area of 165 sq km.

Tunari National Park

Tunari National Park is located in the western part of Cochabamba Department in Bolivia. This national reserve covers an area of 3,090 sq km.




Geography of Bolivia

Bolivia is a country in central South America. It is bordered by Brazil in the Northeast, Paraguay in the Southeast, Argentina in the South and Peru and Chile in the West. The country has no outlet to the ocean. Western park of the country is dominated by mountainous terrain. Andes mountain range stretches from North to South. Bolivia has some of the highest peaks of the range with Ankohuma (6550 m), Illampu (6485 m) and Illimani (6462 m). To the East and Northeast of the mountains lie the Amazon plains and in the Southeast lie the valley of Chaco. Among the major rivers in Bolivia are rivers Beni, Madre de Dios in the North and Pilkomayo Desaguadero in the Southeast.

Language of Bolivia

Official languages in Bolivia are Spanish, Quechua, Aymara and many other native languages. Most of citizens in the country speak two languages. The Spanish language itself is so abundant with Indian words and phrases that makes the language very distinct from other versions of Spanish in the South and Central America.

Emergency numbers in Bolivia

Tourist police in La Paz 222-5016, Sucre 110

Ambulance (La Paz) 118

Politics of Bolivia

Bolivia is a republic. The head of the state and government is president who gets elected every five years. Parliament has two chambers with 27 senators and 130 deputies.

Weather in Bolivia

The highlands of Bolivia have a continental climate with temperatures ranging from 25C in summer and 5- 10C in winter. The plains are hot and humid with annual temperature of 20- 25C. Bolivia has two seasons: dry season lasts from April to September and rainy season from October to March.

Religion in Bolivia

Most of the population of Bolivia are Roman Catholic at 95%. Although many pagan cults, beliefs and superstitions are prevalent in the rural area of the country.

Office hours in Bolivia

Banks in Bolivia are usually open from Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 12pm and from 2:30pm to 6pm