About La Paz


Let's have a look around into background of La Paz
  • Region: La Paz
  • Country: Bolivia
  • Latitude: -16.5
  • Longitude: -68.15
  • Time zone: America/La_Paz
  • Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT -4 hours

Weather in La Paz

  • Climate: Oceanic Subtropical Highland Climate
  • Best Time to Visit: April to October

Location

La Paz, officially known as Nuestra Señora de La Paz, also named Chuqi Yapu (Chuquiago) in Aymara, is the seat of government of the Plurinational State of Bolivia. With an estimated 789,541 residents as of 2015, La Paz is the third-most populous city in Bolivia. La Paz was founded on October 20, 1548, by the Spanish conquistador Captain Alonso de Mendoza at the site of the Inca settlement of Laja.

Distance from La Paz center to Airport

The closest major airport to La Paz, Bolivia is El Alto International Airport (LPB / SLLP).

  • Driving Distance: 5 miles / 8 km
  • Driving Time: 13 Minutes
  • Languages: Spanish followed by Aymara being the most widely spoken languages.

Modes of transport

  • Airport: El Alto International Airport
  • Rail: Arica–La Paz railway.
  • Road: Bus: Intercity Bus.

Customs and Tipping

For Restaurants and Bars:

  • Waitress and Bartender – 10 – 15 % of the Bill.

For Hotels:

  • Room Service: Bs. 5 - Bs. 8
  • Housekeeper: Bs. 5 - Bs. 8 per Day
  • Concierge: Bs. 50

Valet Parking:

  • Parking or Returning Car: Bs. 5 - Bs. 8 

Nearby Tourist Cities

  • El Alto,
  • Viacha,
  • Coroico

Emergency Contact Numbers in La Paz city

  • Fire / Police/ Ambulance: 101/100/102
  • Airport: +591 2 2157300 (El Alto International Airport)
  • Hospital: +591 74901912 (Hospital Arco Iris)

Events

  • Achocalla Festival
  • Virgen de Fátima
  • San José Obrero

Tourist Attractions

  • Tiwanaku
  • The Witches' Market
  • Plaza Murillo

Theatre & Concerts

  • Edificio Multicine
  • Cinemateca Boliviana
  • Cine Teatro Monje Campero

Visit Top Restaurants in La Paz

  • Ali Pacha
  • Gustu
  • Chalet La Suisse

Top Shopping Centers in La Paz

  • Victorinox La Paz
  • MegaCenter
  • Shopping Center Cavero

Museums, Galleries and Gardens

  • Museum of Textiles Andinos Bolivianos
  • Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Plaza
  • Plaza del Monticulo

Iconic Delicacies of Iconic Restros

  • Soup – Berlusca
  • Pad Thai – Namas Te
  • Pizza – Mozzarella Pizza

Sports Club

  • The Strongest – Football
  • Club Bolívar – Football
  • Club Always Ready – Football

Shelling Out Dollars

  • Imported beer: 19.00 Bs.
  • Taxi: 10.00 Bs.(base price)
  • 3 BHK (Downtown): 4,194.16 Bs.
  • Cheap meal: 30.00 Bs.
  • Gasoline: 3.83 Bs. / litre
  • 3 course meal: 185.00 Bs.
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