Inhabited for over a thousand years, the department of Cochabamba is one of Bolivia’s most understated regions. More than just a stopping-off point between La Paz and Sucre, Cochabamba is a wonderful destination in its own right, featuring beautiful year-round weather, stunning nature reserves, ancient archaeological sites, great Spanish schools as well as a colourful and dynamic culture which prides itself on its local cuisine.
Great For: Culture, Scenery, History, Outdoor Adventure
Major Attractions: City of Cochabamba, Cristo de la Concordia, La Cancha Marketplace, Carrasco National Park, Cerro Tunari, Villa Tunari, Pairumani, Punata Quillacollo, Liriuni hot springs, Incallajta, Totora
Popular Activities: Fiesta de la Virgen de Urkupiña, shopping, paragliding, hiking, partying, volunteering at Comunidad Inti Wara Yassi
City of Cochabamba
Located in central Bolivia, in a valley surrounded by mountains, Cochabamba is a unique blend of modernity and tradition, making it a fascinating destination to visit and live. Also known as the city of eternal spring, Cochabamba’s pleasant year-round climate is no doubt a contributing factor to the city’s relaxed yet vibrant atmosphere.