Cochabamba – The garden city of Bolivia

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Located in the center of Bolivia, is located 2558 meters above sea level. Its capital is the city of Cochabamba.

It has an area of 55,631 Km.2, whose boundaries are: north to Beni, south to Potosi and Chuquisaca, Santa Cruz to the east, and west to La Paz and Oruro. The department of Cochabamba has a population of 1,110,205 inhabitants.


The climate of the department of Cochabamba varies with altitude, cold weather in the regions of eternal snows of the mountains, warm in the valleys of the southern flank of the ridge, in the cold to temperate region of the brow of the hill north flank of the Cordillera , warm to hot in the eternal snow of the mountains, warm in the valleys of the southern flank of the ridge, cold to warm in the region of the brow of the hill north flank of the ridge, warm to hot in the Yungas region of the north; Warm in the north, warm in the southeast. The southwest zone, the lowest rainfall of the department, is warm dry vegetation characterized by a cactus and xerophytic plants.

It is a place full of tropical forests where the climate is hot and humid to be in perfect shirt and shirts. This province is located in the middle of Amazonia, with huge trees, beautiful lakes, rivers, wildlife, flowers and landscapes to the tourist paradise offers a wide range of ecotourism activities, adventure and relaxation.
The province of subtropical and tropical climate, gorgeous scenery, is one of the most beautiful is Bolivia, north of the capital of the department of Cochabamba. It is in this province is characterized by lush vegetation, variety of birds with multicolored plumage, streams and creeks that flow into the Amazon.

Old hydroelectric plant 90 miles from the city of Cochabamba. You can visit this place whose main attraction semisubterráneas impressive waterfalls and natural pools of crystalline waters.
Villa Tunari
Located between two rivers as an island, ideal for fishing and canoeing. This place is cool and spacious with natural springs pools in the middle of a crystalline lush vegetation. Hotel has adequate infrastructure, access roads and communications. It is located 15 km. of the city, and has a nice warm climate.
Laguna de la Angostura
A 17 km. of the city. In this place is a very interesting dam, from where you can enjoy beautiful mountains fused with water, you can practice water sports fishing, hunting, and enjoy delicious dishes based on the diversity of fish.
Hot spring spas
Are at the foot of the Cordillera del Tunari in the form of underground mineral water springs. It is alleged that heal liver disease, renal, rheumatic, skin, gout and sciatica. Most important spas for its tourism infrastructure are: “The Cabin”, Liriuni, Kehuiña and Cayacayani, Tunari.
Pre-Columbian ruins
The department of Cochabamba itself is full of pre-Incan and Incan ruins, so that even today you can find some remnants of ceramic or some other artifacts that belonged to former residents and their remains. Among the ruins that are found include: the ruins of Inkallajta; the northern provinces of Chapare and Independence, ruins of Choro, Tables, Peach, Walter, the Three Nipples, north of the Inca ruins Komerkocha (Laguna Verde) southeast of the capital city are the ruins of Pocono.

It is a traditional village in the colony, with narrow streets and houses made of adobe Cradle of two ex-presidents of the Republic, and Melgarejo Barrientos, and the leader Esteban Arce.

Famous for its brown color of baked bread and mixed as the people. At the entrance of the village has a large grove of trees that decorate the landscape.

Is a place of inspiration for artists and musicians. Bridges, gates, streets, houses and corners are and will be a place of retreat for them.

A warm place, hospital, where a variety of flowers and good food, a pleasant place to walk.

Traditional indigenous village markets. Good food and excellent chichi locals.

Sipe Sipe
The best place to experience the more typical Cochabamba beverages such as chicha, the guarapo and garapiña.

Nearby places:
Park Isiboro-Secure
This is one of the largest in the country and a large area of land types in the continent. It is located northeast of the department.

To access this region is due to ascend the ridge of the Tunari, and is five hours drive from the city of Cochabamba, at the foot of the cliffs are lakes (where you can fish for trout and watching Canadian geese, wild ducks , flamingos, partridges viscachas, condors) in can be reflected, both the blue sky as the high peaks.
It includes resorts such as Santa Rosa and Independence located in the provincial capital of Ayopaya.

Puerto Villarroel 
It is a place of meeting point and that is the union between the department of Cochabamba, Beni and Pando in Bolivia, through rivers Ichilo, Mamore and Madre de Dios. This population port of natural beauty to 248 km. the city of Cochabamba is a step to offer travelers a place of rest, food and entertainment ideal for a weekend visit.

Pigeon: meat dish made with pigeon (pigeon husbandry), boiled and browned on the grill. It is accompanied with rice and boiled potatoes.

Silpancho: Plato dry beef apan, andalusia pan fried, with fried egg and a salad of raw onion, tomato and locoto (Llajua. Served with rice and fried potatoes.

Jaka Lawa: Plato based on corn (fresh corn) ground together with pieces of pork meat and leather. Served with cheese (fresh cheese) in a bowl.

Chajchu: Plato made based on chuño, fried meat, peppers, chorrellana sauce, cheese, egg and onion.

Beans Pecktu: dishes with beans, mixed with egg and tomato. Serve with potatoes.

Airport: Jorge Wilsterman to 10 minutes of the City

Major Festivals:
Festival of Virgen de la Candelaria: February 2
Festival of Urkupiña: August 15
“A vacation in the city garden of Bolivia”

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