World’s Most Dangerous (Yungas) Road

World’s Most Dangerous (Yungas) Road, photo by Alex Proimos
World’s Most Dangerous (Yungas) Road (photo by Alex Proimos)
 

The “World’s Most Dangerous Road” is a 64-kilometre (40 mi) stretch of nearly continuous downhill mountain biking that takes riders from the Andes above La Paz through mid-level jungles to the hilltop town of Coroico.

Riders pass through Bolivia’s “Yungas” region with extensive forests and a moderate climate.

The valley soil is very fertile and abundant. Generous crops of fruit and vegetables, which supply the cities of the highland region, are cultivated here.

Melons, mangos, papayas, bananas, and coffee are in abundance, among of the parrots and monkeys.

In addition to a mild climate, Coroico offers modest colonial antiquities and an idyllic setting.

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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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El Balconcito Hostel

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La Puerta Verde

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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 11 guest reviews: 9.7/10.

$37

 
$379.7
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 145 guest reviews: 9.4/10.

$25

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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 595 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 13 guest reviews: 9.4/10.

$40

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Colibrí Camping

Colibrí Camping

Nestled on a beautiful mountainside high above the Valley of Flowers, Colibrí Camping offers accommodations with free WiFi access in Jupapina, a 30-minute drive from the city centre of La Paz. A Continental breakfast is served for an extra fee. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$20

 
$209.0
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 170 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

$35

 
$358.9
Hostal Iskanwaya

Hostal Iskanwaya

Featuring free WiFi, Hostal Iskanwaya offers accommodation in La Paz, 1.7 km from Cementerio Teleferico Station. The rooms are fitted with a TV with cable channels. You will find a tour desk and shops at the property. Average score from 299 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$20

 
$208.8
Casa Hermanos Manchego

Casa Hermanos Manchego

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$40 - $50

 
$408.3
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 126 guest reviews: 7.8/10.

$20

 
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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 800 guest reviews: 7.8/10.

$29

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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 78 guest reviews: 7.8/10.

$35 - $70

 
$357.8
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 142 guest reviews: 7.8/10.

$37

 
$377.8
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 14 guest reviews: 7.5/10.

$22 - $180

 
$227.5
Hotel Orquidea

Hotel Orquidea

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Hotel Orquidea is set in La Paz, 600 metres from Parque Mirador Teleferico Station. Free private parking is available on site. All rooms come with a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 7.4/10.

$36

 
$367.4
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 94 guest reviews: 7.2/10.

$32 - $42

 
$327.2
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

 
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Bolivian Passport Hotel

Bolivian Passport Hotel

Featuring a restaurant, Bolivian Passport Hotel offers rooms with free Wi-Fi and cable TV in La Paz. Breakfast and free parking are provided. The city centre is 8 minutes away by car. Average score from 35 guest reviews: 6.7/10.

$23 - $35

 
$236.7

Highlights:

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Natural
Tropical Forests
Most of the road takes visitors through the Yungas, an ecoregion on the eastern slopes of the Andes in Bolivia. The area ranges from 400 to 3,500 metres (1,300 to 11,500 ft) and forms a transition zone between the Southwest Amazon moist forests to the northeast and the Central Andean puna and wet puna to the southeast. The climate in this ecoregion varies from tropical rainforest to tropical monsoon.
Biking
There are now many tour operators catering to this activity, providing information, guides, transport, and equipment. Nevertheless, the Yungas Road remains dangerous. At least 18 cyclists have died on the ride since 1998.
Also of Interest:
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Waterfalls
Lowland Mountains
Alpine Mountains
Hiking and Trekking

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