To help make your trip to Bolivia as enjoyable and hassle-free as possible, as well as get the most out of your travel budget, we’ve put together a list of our favourite travel resources: Contents

Most Recommended By Us

Airbnb – A great alternative to staying in hotels, renting an apartment in Bolivia is now easier than ever. We rented private and shared apartments with Airbnb on many occasions during our 2 years travelling through Latin America and cannot recommend them highly enough.
World Nomads – One of the most important things you will need to do before taking off on your trip is to buy travel insurance. World Nomads is a trusted and budget-friendly insurer who have been our insurance of choice for over 4 years.

Searching Cheap Flights To Bolivia

Sky Scanner – a great flight search comparison website saving you both time and money. Skyscanner searches through a large variety of airlines, including budget carriers to find you the best deal. We love that you can look for flights on a specific date, week, month, or see prices over the whole year.
Boliviana de Aviacion (BoA) – Bolivia’s nationally-owned airline making more than 70 flights per day to a growing number of Bolivian and international destinations.
Transporte Aéreo Militar (TAM) – Operating flights between Bolivia’s main cities and to some of the more remote locations other commercial airlines don’t service.
Amazonas – Flights to the Amazon jungle in Bolivia are largely operated by Amazonas, serving La Paz, Cochabamba and Santa Cruz.
Avianca – Colombia’s national airline servicing flights to and from Bolivia from a number of international destinations
American Airlines – American airline with direct flights to Bolivia

Booking Accommodation In Bolivia

Airbnb – Increasingly popular in Bolivia.
Hostelworld – The best hostel accommodation site out there with the largest inventory, best search interface, and availability. We’ve used them for may of our hostel stays. – Excellent service and reputation. We have found exclusive room deals on and love that their user interface is very friendly and easy to use.
Trip Advisor – Our go-to website when sussing out accommodation options online. Trip Advisor have millions of helpful and trustworthy reviews from other travellers as well as useful filters for narrowing your search. We never book a hostel without checking Trip Advisor first! – an online booking system that connects guests with live-in hosts who open their homes to travelers.

Travel Insurance

World Nomads – Our #1 choice for budget-friendly travel insurance. Available worldwide.

Bolivian Life Quick Tip:

As voted the best way to travel around Bolivia and Peru, we highly recommend choosing Bolivia Hop as your means of transport. Their safe, flexible and trustworthy service have proven to be the best way of getting the most out of your time in South America!

Learning Spanish In Bolivia

How to Learn Spanish in Bolivia – a detailed overview of the best locations and schools throughout the country to study Spanish, as well as a selection of great resources, tips and advice for mastering the language.

Travel Gear and Equipment For Bolivia

Packing List for Bolivia – A country of contrasts, trying to decide what to pack for Bolivia in terms of weather, leisure and security can be confusing. This comprehensive list outlines exactly what to pack for your trip to Bolivia
HP Pavilion 11.6″ Laptop – This great-value laptop was perfect for working online while travelling. Compact in size and retailing at $399 this was an excellent choice for both our computer programming and travel blogging needs.
Apple iPhone – a device of many talents, we used the iPhone for calling home, taking pictures, currency conversions, looking up maps, listening to music and browsing the web. We found the iPhone especially great for all the travel, language and music apps we downloaded, helping to keep us entertained and informed especially during long bus trips.
Apple iPad with Retina Display – the iPad was handy for watching movies, reading books and Skyping home
Energizer Universal Power Adapter with External Battery – one of our favorite purchases. Having an external battery was great for working in cafes and keeping our electronics charged on the go.

Travel Budget For Bolivia

How Much Does It Cost To Travel In Bolivia? a detailed overview of the types of costs you can expect to incur during your time traveling in Bolivia.

Travel Guides

Lonely Planet Bolivia – the world’s biggest guidebook publisher providing lots of helpful tips and advice for travelling in Bolivia. Especially useful for those times when you don’t have the internet.
Sucre City Guide – Our comprehensive guide will help every traveller get the most out of their trip to Bolivia’s most beautiful city.

Books & Movies About Bolivia

  Books Movies
  • The Devil’s Miner
  • The Motorcycle Diaries
  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
  • Even the Rain
  • American Visa
  • Cocalero

Starting Your Own Travel Blog

WordPress – The best blogging platform, and what’s used here on Bolivian Life. Wit its friendly interface and amazing number of plugis, WordPress is the easiest way to create a free website or blog.

PowWeb Hosting – Premium WordPress hosting and the current choice of Bolivian Life. Whether you are a beginner blogger or serious webmaster, at only $3.88 per month, Powweb is a great hosting solution for all your needs.
Travel Blog Success Course – We’ve used this invaluable course to improve our writing, marketing and monetization skills as well as reach out to other folks in the travel community. The private forum and Facebook group has been especially useful in having our questions answered and the webinars have been a great way to keep up to date with current blogging trends. Money well spent!
Mail Chimp – a great tool for building the ever important email list. We use this platform to automate the sending out of our emails as well as manage our subscriber lists. Mail Chimp is very easy to use and is also free until you reach 500 subscribers.
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