Cochabamba

The City of Eternal Spring

Cochabamba, the departamental capital, in the heart of Bolivia is the countries fourth largest city. Located in a fertile valley, the city is dominated by the imposing Cerro Tunari (5035m), and the Cordillera Turnari mountain range which is bordering the city to the north. The city rests at a comfortable altitud of 2558 m.a.s.l. and enjoys a spring-like climate year around, perfect to stroll through its pleasant parks, admiring colonial buildings, or getting lost in the small alleys of one of the countries biggest open-air markets “La Cancha”. On top of a hill above the city centre stands the Cristo de la Concordia – the tallest statue of Christ in Southamerica, that distinguishes Cochabamba.

Top Five places to visit in the city

1) Latin Americas highest Christ statue on Cerro San Pedro: El Cristo de la Concordia
2) Bolivia´s biggest open air street market: La Cancha
3) The palace of once the world´s richest man: Tin Baron Simon I. Patiños "Palacio Portales"
4) Cochabamba´s finest religious building: Convento Santa Teresa

Top Five places to visit in the surroundings

1) Seeing the condor when climbing up Central Bolivia highest peak - the Cerro Tunari (5035 mts.)
2) Dinosaur tracks, caves, waterfall, deep canyons, rock paintings and breathtaking landscape in the Toro Toro National Park
3) The nearest thing Bolivia has to Peru´s Machu Picchu: Incallajta, a ruined fortress with the largest roofed Inca building in the Americas.
4) White water rafting, lush jungle, indigenous culture and coca growing in the Chapare region
5) The laid back atmosphere of its colonial streets in the lovely little town of Totora

Tours

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Places to stay

For information about places to stay in Cochabamba and it´s surroundings, please visit our accommodation section.

Best time to visit

Cochabamba can be visited the year around. It is the city with the most comfortable climate in Bolivia, with warm, dry, and sunny days and cooler nights. Winter, from June till September, is the dry seasons, which means clear skies and cold nights. Summer, from December till March, is the rainy season, with most rainy days in January and February, and highest temperatures on sunny days. During the rainy season the Andean hills turn into a lush green, and all the city starts to be in flower. Insider Tip: Perfect time to visit is from March to May, when rainy season is over, surrounding hills are still green and night temperatures are still comfortable.

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