RECOMMENDATIONS BX 105
30 May, 2020 | BX Crew
VALLE DE LA LUNA
Description: The Valle de la Luna is one of the most popular tourist destinations in La Paz. It was named ‘Moon Valley’ when Neil Amstrong visited Bolivia in 1969 and the surreal landscape reminded him of the moon. Visitors can explore the area and discover a different view of the city.
How to get there: A taxi from the centre of La Paz would cost about 30-40 Bs but you can also take a minibus that goes to Mallasa for 3 Bs. Look for the signs ‘Mallasa’ or ‘Mallasilla’ on the front of the bus or minibus.
The cost of entrance is 15 Bs for foreigners and 3 Bs for nationals.
Photo: Renata Lazcano
Higher Ground Cafe & Wine Bar La Paz
Description: A Melbourne-style cafe in the centre of La Paz, this place offers a selection of selected coffee, international teas, Bolivian beers, wines and spirits. The food is fresh and flavourful and you’ll find familiar dishes with a Bolivian twist.
Address: Tarija street #229
Opening hours: 6:30-22:00
Photo: Higher Ground Cafe & Wine Bar La Paz
Description: They offer language classes from beginner to advanced levels. Classes are individual or in groups of maximum 4 students. Timetables are flexible, each student can organise their classes according to their times. They also offer immersion courses to learn to communicate in various situations of daily life.
Opening hours: 8:00-21:00 from Monday to Friday
Address: Av.20 de Octubre 2315, Edificio Mechita, primer piso. Sopocachi-La Paz
Photo: Insituto Exclusivo
Description: Walisuma is a compound word in Aymara that means: ‘The best of the best.’
The store promotes the best producers in our country, carefully selecting their best products and also designing exclusive high-end pieces, allowing you to take extraordinary pieces of Bolivia with you.
Address: Claudio Aliaga street, #1231
Opening hours: 7:30-20:00
Description: At Popular you’ll get the best of bolivian cuisine served with a contemporary touch. The taste of each dish takes the best of Bolivian food, flavours and traditions. They also have a selection of craft beers, singani and Bolivian wines. Popular is a ‘must visit’ if you are in La Paz, you’ll have an unforgettable culinary experience.
Address: Murillo street #826
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 12:30 to 14:30
FOLK (DE LOS PUEBLOS)
Description: Folk is a Bolivian independent design brand born in 2010 with the aim of transmitting contemporary design with Bolivian identity. Folk designs and produces handbags, clothing and accessories that fusions Bolivian roots, traditions, celebrating modernity and its people.
Contact: +591 70670656
Photo: Folk (de los pueblos)