La Paz (Bolivia) Reviews
Description:City: La Paz / Country: Bolivia / World Region: South America / Nuestra Seņora de La Paz or Chuquiyapu is the ... more
Newest Review: ... hindsight, I wish I had changed more Bolivianos or I may just have to go back to get some more cheap jeans! There are many tourism sights to see and do in La Paz to include visiting San Francisco Church, Plaza Murillo, Valley of the Moon, Killi Killi Tower, the Cathedral, shop at the many markets and visit the museums. Some of the favourite places I visited were: Valley of the Moon I ... more
Customer La Paz (Bolivia) Reviews (5)
by - written on 15/02/10 (Very useful, 70 readings)
La Paz is the capital city of Bolivia and claims to be the highest capital in the world with an average altitude of 3660m, 12000ft. I recently went to La Paz, whilst on a trip to Lake Titicaca, located approximately 5 hours away, depending on what route you take of course. In La Paz and the rest of Bolivia the currency they use is called Bolivianos. I worked out that at the time of writing this, each 10 Bolivianos (Bs) is worth approximately 95p! One thing I really liked about La Paz was the markets and not to mention that they were really cheap. For example, below is a list of few things I bought and the prices. Lipgloss, nail varnish ... Read the complete review
by - written on 08/07/08 (Useful, 22 readings)
having spent 3 months living in la paz a few years ago i feel i can offer some good advice about the city. la paz is the most UNIQUE city i have ever been to, let alone lived in. the location and landscape is simply breathtaking. situated in a basin like canyon, the heart of the city lies at the 'plug' of the basin, with the shanty towns around the sides. towering over the city is the mountain ilimani which, on a sunny day, can be clearly seen from one of the many bridges that link the suburbs to the main city. bolivians are very friendly and hospitable people but be very careful of pick pocketers - just have some common sense when walking through the streets. ... Read the complete review
by - written on 16/11/02, updated on 16/11/02 (Very useful, 547 readings)
With its spiralling population of 1.5 million people La Paz has become an important stop on the gringo trail in South America. As well as being the capital of Bolivia (excepting Sucre of course, the constitutional capital) it is also the highest capital in the world sitting at a breath stealing 3,600 metres above sea level. La Paz can be a chaotic town at times and its people are often in your face (and in your pocket if you are not careful!) but overall there are less hassles than you would expect. The shoeshiners bedecked in balaclava's are not half as troublesome as the guidebooks make out (if you wear sandals they don't really have an ... Read the complete review
by - written on 22/10/01, updated on 22/10/01 (Very useful, 49 readings)
La Paz, This is a great place if you want a well-developed, clean and safe place to holiday, whilst experiencing Mexican culture. The town itself has a few separate areas, some of which are worth exploring; others are worth keeping clear of. The beach area of La Paz is a really nice place to generally hang out, drink a few beers, admire the scenery, shoot pool and eat. The beach is not the perfect swimming place, not very secluded and situated along the main road. The bars, restaurants and clubs all offer drinks and food at various prices, if you want an evening of cheap food and drink its best to ask how much the beer is before entering the bar. I ... Read the complete review
by - written on 30/06/00, updated on 30/06/00 (Very useful, 41 readings)
Built within a huge crater, La Paz is an extraordinary city with a great deal of charm. It sprawls the entire area of a crater the size of about quarter of London, and is therefore extremely hilly, views from around the edge/top of the bowl are awesome spanning across and down into the metropolis of little winding streets with predominantly brown houses and buildings, with a cluster of tall modern buildings and large old cathedrals and historical buildings all in the centre. At night this sight is particularly impressive. The city offers several places to stay for the traveller, hostals and hotels varying in range and quality, I think it's preferable and quieter to .. Read the complete review
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Beautiful Beaches, Friendly Locals, Range of Bars / Restaurants & Shops.
Lack of Culture & History.
Promenade of Stars, Frederic Chopin Park and the J section of the beach
Too many tacky stalls and bad taste buildings, naff pier