16 things to do

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Hotel Gran Londres

Brilliant hotel in a decent, medium rise building that stays warm in winter. Nice rooms, some with TVs and some with balconies with excellent views over the town and surrounding area. Some en suite rooms. Very friendly staff, lovely people. Brilliant location, right in the middle of town. All in all, a great hotel, the best place to stay in town at a very reasonable price.

SLEEP   —  +591 4 664-2369 —  Campos 1072

National parks

For visit to both Sama national park and Tariquia national park you need permission (free) from the Serdap at Av Jaime Paz Zamor 1161 ( across the bus terminal ) . Formalities for sama is only registration of details; bring a photocopy of your passport. Tariquia is more difficult, depending on weather and reason of stay.

DO   —  Map

Valle de los Condores

The condor's valley is a great undiscovered gem in Bolivia. 1 to 4 days treks, the scenery is spectacular and you get to see a lot of condors, some coming as close as 10 meters. You can also to experience the countryside life harvesting honey or baking traditional bread with a family of the local community.

El Molino

Vegetarian 'comedor' for lunch until 14:00. Set menu includes soup, main course and salad bar for 15 bolivianos. Come around 12:00 to eat with the locals. (March 26th 2012 - seems to be operating at a different location nearby on Ingavi O-550)


Smart restaurant, very popular with local middle class, parillada, good pizzas, salads, salteñas, good selection of local wines; try the fillet steak finished rare or "a la Inglés" (Bs 40 or US$5.5) - heaven!


Americana-decorated diner-esque bar with a solid burger (29 Bs.) as well. Marilyn Monroe & Elvis Presley plaster the walls. One TV for watching sports. Split level seating. Quick wifi.

DRINK   —  Map

Cafe Show

Simple, reliable budget option. Set lunch (starter, soup, main course and dessert) for 10Bs, limonada to drink. Also sells cakes and empanadas. Just don't expect coffee here.

EAT   —  Sucre

Hostal Estrella

Nice pace in an old building shared with Club Social de Tarija. Comfortable beds, creaky floorboards, and a nice outdoor balcony overlooking the main plaza.

SLEEP   —  Map

Residencial Guadalquivir

Cheapest hostel I could find, a little noisy due to the bus terminal across the street, but acceptable and clean. 20 minute walk from main plaza. No wifi.

SLEEP   —  Map


Pretty cafe, nice decor, like most of S America, the milkshakes are mostly milk.Slow wifi, waitress unwilling to fix order when she got it wrong.

DRINK   —  Map

Hostal Miraflores

Close to the plaza and mercado central. Double bedrooms with private badroom and television 130 Bs. Breakfast included.

SLEEP   —  Sucre N-920

Nature Center

Vegetarian food set menu for 14 bs, on the block of Gral Trigo 800, upstairs at the sign. Lunch only.

EAT   —  Map

El Castillo Azul

Strange white and blue striped house in the gabled style of a castle. Old governor's house.

SEE   —  Map

Pastelería Yenny

Great cakes and real coffee, welcoming staff; definitely try "torta de tres leches y nuez".

EAT   —  Av. 15 de Abril

Hostal Bolivar

Great budget hostel, very clean with friendly staff, simple breakfast included.

SLEEP   —  Bolivar

Cafe Mokka

Great coffee and cakes, also fairly good speed free WiFi

DRINK   —  Plaza Sucre

Source: wikivoyage