Coroico Travel Guide

  • Inside Blue Pine Farm Tienda
    Inside Blue Pine Farm Tienda
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  • Souvenir shop in Coroico
    Souvenir shop in Coroico
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  • Clothing and jewelry at Blue Pine Farm Tienda
    Clothing and jewelry at Blue Pine Farm...
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Coroico Things to Do

  • The Main Square

    Like most Latin American cities, Coroico has a plaza or main square, which is where things happen (we visited Coroico on Bolivia's independence day--August 6--so there was a parade going on that circled the square), and which is a great place for just quietly relaxing and people watching, or even meeting locals and practicing your Spanish! I have a...

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  • Carmen Pampa & the UAC

    Carmen Pampa is a small community about a half an hour outside of Coroico, Bolivia. It is most known for the Universidad Academica Campesina (UAC), which educates the local people in subjects like agronomy, nursing, tourism, and veterinary science at an affordable cost. The school is run by Catholic nuns, and there is an upper and a lower campus. I...

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  • La Senda Verde Ecological Reserve

    We visited La Senda Verde on our last day in Carmen Pampa, which was a Sunday and our free day. We took the bus down to the bottom of the valley, about a half hour to Coroico and then another half hour down to La Senda Verde. To enter the reserve, you cross a bridge over a river, and immediately we saw a few macaws and a black spider monkey in the...

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Coroico Hotels

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  • Rio Selva Resort

    Although our stay was already paid from the USA, agents at the hotel's main office in La Paz and...

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  • Hotel Gloria Coroico

    Coroico, Bolivia

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Solo

  • Villa Saracena

    Pankarani community, office:1015 Avenida Penaranda, San Miguel, Coroico, Bolivia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

Coroico Restaurants

  • A haven for gringos!

    This place had great food, beer, and other drinks. The service was great, the views over the valley and mountains are amazing, and there's a really nice atmosphere there. True, it was mostly tourists, but we were there on independence day so most of the locals were watching the parade when we ate lunch. I believe this place is run by a German...

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  • Mexican Food in Coroico?

    You can even get Mexican food in Coroico. I did not eat at the Bamboos Cafe, preferring the excellent buffet at the Hotel Esmeralda instead. Probably better that I waited to get back to Albuquerque and the green chile there.

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Coroico Transportation

  • Yungas Road

    The road from La Paz to Coroico is called Yungas Road, and it's one of the most scenic drives I've ever been on. It winds through the mountains and gradually changes from the harsh altiplano to a lush rainforest landscape as you descend to Coroico. While on the trip we saw mountains, a large lake, frozen waterfalls, herds of llamas, a few shops,...

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  • Getting there and around

    If you're heart is not strong enough to withstand the biketrip down Death Road, then you can still be a deardevil and take a van/bus down the same road :). It's dirt cheap (under $1 USD per hour). The ride can take as little as 4-5 hours, but usually takes more during the rainy season.

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  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Coroico Shopping

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    by xoxoxenophile Written Jan 17, 2015

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    This was one of the few stores open on independence day in Coroico. It's run by a very nice British woman. The shop is quite big and has all sorts of things--Bolivian handicrafts, scarves, clothing, weaving and other textiles, pottery, nativities, chocolates, etc. We bought some scarves she had on sale, and I bought some chocolates and a pottery frog. She even gave us some free chocolates afterwards. Her prices aren't as good as you can find in La Paz, but everything is high-quality and it was definitely worth stopping by and checking out!

    Inside Blue Pine Farm Tienda Souvenir shop in Coroico Clothing and jewelry at Blue Pine Farm Tienda
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    • Eco-Tourism
    • Jungle and Rain Forest
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Coroico Warnings and Dangers

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    by darthmilmo Written Sep 29, 2002

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    As I said earlier, the road was coined the Death Road back in 1997 because a study determined that it was the most dangerous road on Earth. In fact, there is at least one fatal accident per month! Just look at the photo to see a 3 week old accident. A truck carrying wood fell from a cliff killing everyone aboard. It's a sad fact of life in this road so make sure you ride with a driver you can trust.

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Coroico Off The Beaten Path

  • Trailhead to Cerro Uchumachi

    The trailhead to Cerro Uchumachi is further up the hill behind El Calvario. It is a five hour round trip to the top (so I hear). I think the sign was at 2350 meters and Cerro Uchumachi at 2450 meters. I did not do the hike. Besides being too lazy, the clouds were covering the peak and impairing the views.

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  • View from El Calvario

    You get a great view of Coroico from the grassy area around El Calvario. That is the Hotel Esmeralda "parking lot" with the one vehicle at the bottom of the trail.

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  • Trail to El Calvario

    You can hike up the trail past the Hotel Esmeralda, following the Stations of the Cross up to El Calvario.

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Coroico Sports & Outdoors

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    by annieruel Written Jan 23, 2006

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    On commence a La Paz avec l'agence de Velo... on part en mini bus jusqu'a la Cumbre...4700m et on monte sur nos v?lo pour faire le debut de la piste qui est en asphalte pour 1h environ... et par la suite nous rencontrons la fameuse route de la mort avec ses paysage a couper le souffle....(ceux qui on le vertige s'abstenir) c'est que que l'on appelle une DROPE de 90 degres.... plusieurs chutes de bus on fait des accidents mortels... mais le tout ?tant de descendre jusqu'a 1200m Coroico est le point final de cette excursion....epoustouflant pour ceux qui aime faire du plein air. Et en Bolivie quoi de mieux.

    Equipment: L'agence de Velo fournit
    Les velos de MONTAGNE
    Casques
    Gants
    Masques pour la poussiere

    explorama La Cumbre 4700m Sur la route d'asphalte la route de la mort Attention....
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Coroico Favorites

  • excursion tours

    best tour agency for all kind of travels in Boliviais FLECHA TOURS specialised from biking and jungle-tours, but open for any kind of travel main office: Rurrenabaque, Avaroa Esq.Santa Cruz phone: 591-71143529-71505450office la Paz: Illampu n.747phone: 591 2 2461771 cel.72506074email : flechatours@hotmail.com

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  • On the Yungas, road from...

    On the Yungas, road from Coroico to Caranavi is a beauty steel nerves test (it has been reported as the most dangerous on the world -drive by the left hand-). The coming back by Coripata is exiting and extraordinary (take a whole day to taste it quietly).

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