Cordillera Real

Cordillera Real, photo by Albert Backer
Cordillera Real (photo by Albert Backer)
 

Snow covered “nevados” contrast a crisp blue sky in front of the sea of clouds hiding the Yungas in the east, while the the outskirts of El Alto on the Altiplano stretches towards Chile to the west.

Glaciers have made the ground on the mountains rocky and the beautifully green dammed lakes in the Zongo Valley adds color to the landscape.

Domestic llamas, sheep and alpacas digest what little plants survives at this altitude. Birds in all sizes are abundant and condors make spectacular moves in the wind. A surprising colony of mice thrive among the rocks in Rock Camp.

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Overall Atmosphere: Natural
A Natural Atmosphere includes a diverse range of destinations with outdoor-oriented features, including both water-based (beaches, rivers, lakes, etc) and land-based (mountains, forests, deserts, etc). It also includes specific outdoor activities, ranging from water adventuring (eg, kayaking, sailing) to land adventuring (eg, hiking, biking).

Natural Interests tend to be:
(a) outdoors-oriented, and therefore more dependent on weather conditions
(b) less easily accessible and more physically demanding than other destination categories.

In some cases (eg, rafting and climbing), this includes a significantly increased degree of adventure (or danger, depending on one's viewpoint).
Featuring mainly outdoors-oriented natural attractions.
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Microclima Posada del Montículo

Featuring free WiFi and a barbecue, Microclima Posada del Montículo offers accommodation in La Paz, 300 metres from Sopocachi Teleferico Station. You will find a kettle in the room. Each room includes a private bathroom. Average score from 90 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$25

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SM Apartments

Offering a terrace, SM Apartments is set in La Paz. The accommodation boasts a spa bath. Irpavi Teleferico Station is 1.2 km from the property. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 16 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$80

 
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El Balconcito Hostel

Featuring free WiFi and a barbecue, El Balconcito Hostel offers accommodation in Barrio Los Pinos neighbourhood, 9 km from La Paz. Private parking is available on site. A TV with cable channels, as well as a CD player are provided. Average score from 274 guest reviews: 7.4/10.

$18

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YORK Vintage B&B

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, YORK Vintage B&B offers accommodation in La Paz. Certain units have a seating area for your convenience. You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property. Cementerio Teleferico Station is 1. Average score from 87 guest reviews: 7.8/10.

$20

 
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La Puerta Verde

La Puerta Verde is located in La Paz, 1.1 km from Cementerio Teleferico Station and 1.9 km from Buenos Aires Teleferico Station. Each room comes with a TV with cable channels. The rooms come with a shared bathroom. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 4.4/10.

$8

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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Chez Juanvi

Chez Juanvi

Chez Juanvi offers accommodation in La Paz, 1.4 km from Sopocachi Teleferico Station. Chez Juanvi features views of the city and offers free WiFi access. Average score from 45 guest reviews: 9.8/10.

$37

 
$379.8
Country House

Country House

Featuring an outdoor pool and a restaurant, Country House offers accommodations in Chulumani, just a 9-minute walk from the city centre. Each room here features a private bathroom. Mountain views can be enjoyed from here. Average score from 20 guest reviews: 9.5/10.

$22

 
$229.5
Rendezvous Hostel

Rendezvous Hostel

Located 100 metres from Plaza Abaroa square, Rendezvous Guest House offers accommodations in La Paz. Free WiFi access is available here. Average score from 600 guest reviews: 9.4/10.

$30

 
$309.4
Apartment Cipres

Apartment Cipres

Apartment Cipres offers accommodation in La Paz, 900 metres from Sopocachi Teleferico Station. The unit is 1 km from Libertador Teleferico Station. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property. The kitchenette comes with a fridge. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 9.3/10.

$40

$409.3
Microclima Posada del Montículo

Microclima Posada del Montículo

Featuring free WiFi and a barbecue, Microclima Posada del Montículo offers accommodation in La Paz, 300 metres from Sopocachi Teleferico Station. You will find a kettle in the room. Each room includes a private bathroom. Average score from 90 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$25

$259.0
Bolivian Rooms & Suites (Zona Sur)

Bolivian Rooms & Suites (Zona Sur)

Hotel Bolivian Rooms & Suites is located south of La Paz, only 1 km from the commercial and business district of San Miguel. Average score from 156 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

$35

 
$358.9
Satelites guesthouse

Satelites guesthouse

Offering free WiFi and a sun terrace, Satelites guesthouse is situated in Mercenario. La Paz is 3.8 km from the property. The accommodation features a seating area. Some units feature a dining area and/or terrace. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$29

$298.7
Casa Hermanos Manchego

Casa Hermanos Manchego

Casa Hermanos Manchego is set in an Alpine-style house, providing accommodation with cable TV and free Wi-Fi. It is situated in the cultural bohemian district of downtown La Paz. Hermanos Manchego Casa was built in 1930. Average score from 87 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$40 - $50

 
$408.3
Hotel Osira

Hotel Osira

Featuring a restaurant, Hotel Osira offers accommodations with free WiFi access in La Paz. Each room is equipped with heaters, a private bathroom with free toiletries and a TV with cable channels. City views can be enjoyed from here. Average score from 241 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$41

 
$418.2
Estrella Andina

Estrella Andina

Only 50 metres from Brujas Market, in La Paz, and 100 metres from the city’s picturesque artisans fair, Estrella Andina has comfortable rooms with free Wi-Fi. San Francisco Church is 500 metres from the hotel. Average score from 135 guest reviews: 7.9/10.

$37

 
$377.9
YORK Vintage B&B

YORK Vintage B&B

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, YORK Vintage B&B offers accommodation in La Paz. Certain units have a seating area for your convenience. You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property. Cementerio Teleferico Station is 1. Average score from 87 guest reviews: 7.8/10.

$20

 
$207.8
Golden Palace

Golden Palace

Located right in the touristic centre of La Paz, Golden Palace offers accommodations with free American breakfast and WiFi access. Rooms here are equipped with private bathrooms, free toiletries and a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Average score from 339 guest reviews: 7.8/10.

$25

 
$257.8
Elegance Hotel

Elegance Hotel

The newly-built Elegance Hotel is situated within a 15-minute walk from downtown La Paz. With ample city views, its rooms offer free WiFi access, cable TV and a minibar. Many of La Paz´s attractions are within a 30-minute walk from the Elegance. Average score from 79 guest reviews: 7.8/10.

$35 - $70

 
$357.8
Hotel Fuentes

Hotel Fuentes

Just a 3-minute walk from San Francisco Square, Hotel Fuentes offers accommodations in La Paz. Free Wi-Fi access is available and a continental breakfast is included. Average score from 331 guest reviews: 7.4/10.

$21

 
$217.4
Hotel Castilla

Hotel Castilla

Only 1 km from Murillo Square, Hotel Castilla offers rooms with heating and cable TV. Free Wi-Fi, free parking and breakfast are provided. La Paz commercial district is 2 km away. Average score from 90 guest reviews: 7.3/10.

$32 - $42

 
$327.3
Boutique Eco Resort & Spa Allkamari

Boutique Eco Resort & Spa Allkamari

Allkamari is an activity packed hostel with free parking situated 40-minutes drive from La Paz. It offers a hydromassage tub and an extensive variety of cultural, adventure, spiritual and therapeutic excursions. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 7.2/10.

$22 - $180

 
$227.2
Pan American Hotel

Pan American Hotel

Located in the centre of La Paz, the Pan American is a lively Hotel with pleasant accommodations. It features a regional restaurant, karaoke bar, pub and free Wi-Fi. Average score from 111 guest reviews: 7.1/10.

$36 - $32

 
$367.1

Highlights:

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Natural
Alpine Mountains
There are many mountains in the Cordillera Real, of which Huayna Posi (6088 meters) is the most popular and among the most accessible. It is about 30 km north of La Paz.
Hiking and Trekking
The Cordillera Real involves alpine trekking over rough terrain. Among the popular hikes are
Sorata-Mapiri
7 days 6 nights
Road Gold
5 days 4 nights
Circuit Illampu
7 days 6 nights
Wild Adventure Minascapa
3 days 2 nights
Transcordillera
10 nights 11 days
Climbing
The most popular climbing mountain is Huayna Posi, at 6088 meters. About 1000 climbers make it to the summit every year, and it is said to be an "easy" peak. Base Camp and the obvious entry point for treks in the park is at Zongo Pass 4700 m, on the way to Zongo.
Also of Interest:
Natural
Scenic Waterways
Biking

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