Departamento de Santa Cruz Travel Guide

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Santa Cruz de la Sierra

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Vallegrande

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Samaipata

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Puerto Quijarro

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Concepción

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Comarapa

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Santa Cruz de la Sierra

Vallegrande

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  • signs and ads

    Vallegrande Local Customs

    I love this way ... each ad is painted, each ad is different ... I think they have quite a lot of good painters!

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  • bolivian way

    Vallegrande Restaurants

    markets in bolivia are always a good choice even though bolivians says the best and cleanest market are in potosi. just choose a nice stall trying not to feel guilty in choosing one and not the other. It's a matter of luck I guess but you can have a really good "sopa" and usually excellent meat.

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  • nice breakfast

    Vallegrande Restaurants

    this is a nice place to have a little desajuno whit a cup of coffee and and a couple of empanadita de queso.while you're waiting you can look at some great pics of bolivia and at some unusual pic of che guevara (one of the few traces in vallegrande)

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Samaipata

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    El Fuerte

    by glabah Written Oct 13, 2011

    People don't seem to know what this structure was, high in the mountains above Samaipata. Some say it was a fortress of some sort. Others claim it was a temple, and that the various little troughs that run around the old foundations were for making the blood flowing from the sacrifices flow away from the main traffic corridors.

    It is thought to be the worlds largest carved stone.

    It has now been declared a world heritage site, and therefore supposedly has a lot more tourist activity now than when I visited in 2001. At that time only two or three other people or groups of people were visiting, and one lone vendor of local crafts sat at a lonely post selling a small amount of hand made goods.

    At that time, the road to get here was a nearly unmarked unpaved, and nearly ungraveled road. Today, I have been told that it is far more developed.

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Concepción

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  • All depends on your time.

    Concepción Transportation

    You can travel to Concepcion, by different ways of transport. The scheduled buses, big and comfortable old buses that stops at every town along the road. The micros (mini-buses) a faster, good and cheap option, but you have to wait until all the car seats are taken (i spent two hours there waiting for the last empty seat) or the expensive taxis....

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  • White tower.

    Concepción Things to Do

    Just opposite the church in the main square, there is a colonial house with a later added tower, that makes a nice balance to the mission complex.

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  • Laguna Guapomó.

    Concepción Things to Do

    Located very close to the main square (around 700 mts) there´s a nice and small lake, very popular amongst the local people; where you can swin, rent a boat or just relax after so many cultural visits.

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Comarapa

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  • Soup with everything

    Comarapa Restaurants

    Situated on the main street, just by the bus stop. The resaurant serves typical Bolivian fayre. A warming soup with meat and a potato, may be made from Otna, very tasty. Segundos are usually lots of carbohydrate , you may get potato, cassava, rice, uluca and platani on one plate with meat and a side salad. Senor Tito runs a very tidy hotel and...

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    Comarapa Favorites

    We did a little tour up the hill with the pick up. It was a great experience, nobody of us was used to drive through these kind of ways, how to use well the special functions of a 4-4 motor...interesting experience!!

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  • Almost in the jungle, but still on 1500m...

    Comarapa Favorites

    very little village at the old way from Cochabamba to Santa Cruz de la Sierra. On the way to Santa Cruz from here you can find some other beautiful resorts, just don´t pass the places to fast.

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