Gran Chaco

Gran Chaco, photo by Chewfacha
Gran Chaco (photo by Chewfacha)
 

The Gran Chaco is a sparsely populated, hot and semi-arid lowland natural region of the Río de la Plata basin.  It extends beyond Paraguay and includes parts of eastern Bolivia and northern Argentina.

The region is known for its extensive wildlife and diverse indigenous peoples.

Among the areas worth exploring are: (1) Kaa-Iya del Gran Chaco National Park and Integrated Management Natural Area and (2) tributaries of the Río de la Plata.

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Overall Atmosphere: Combination
Combination Atmosphere destinations combine elements of both cultural and natural destinations, where this combination is itself essential to the travel experience. Common examples are Archaeological Sites (where culture is usually experienced outdoors), Scenic Local Markets (where indigenous cultures interact outdoors), Hotsprings and Vineyard Areas (where nature provides the raw materials but humans create the surroundings), and Unique Cultural Landscapes (where humans and nature interact in innovative ways, as in the elaborate rice terracing systems of Asia).

Combination Interests typically fall somewhere in the middle of the three types of primary interests in terms of
(a) how climate-dependent they are
(b) how accessible and physically demanding they are.
Featuring both cultural and natural attractions.
Recommending Sources:
   Lonely Planet
   Rough Guide

 

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Claudia Hotel

Set 300 metres from San Bernardo Church in Potosí, Claudia Hotel features a restaurant, bar and free WiFi throughout the property. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Each room is equipped with a TV. Average score from 46 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$39

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Hotel Coloso Potosi

Located 200 metres from Cathedral of Potosi in Potosí, Hotel Coloso Potosi features a restaurant and free WiFi throughout the property. The hotel has a spa centre and sauna, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. Average score from 52 guest reviews: 7.5/10.

$100

 
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Hostal Patrimonio - Potosi

Set in charming colonial style building, Hostal Patrimonio offers rooms with free Wi-Fi and plasma TVs. It features a terrace and a sauna, and free parking is provided. Casa de la Moneda is 200 metres away. Average score from 133 guest reviews: 7.3/10.

$45 - $75

 
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Apart Hotel Turquesa

Located 300 metres from a commercial area, Apart Hotel Turquesa offers accommodations in Potosi. WiFi and Continental breakfast are available for free. Apartments at Apart Hotel Turquesa feature cable TV, and a private bathroom with a shower. Average score from 128 guest reviews: 8.1/10.

$26

 
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Hostel Casa Blanca Potosi

Located in the ancient city of Potosi, Hostel Casa Blanca Potosi offers accommodations with free Wi-Fi access. An optional Continental breakfast is served daily for a small fee. Average score from 693 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$8

 
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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Hostel Casa Blanca Potosi

Hostel Casa Blanca Potosi

Located in the ancient city of Potosi, Hostel Casa Blanca Potosi offers accommodations with free Wi-Fi access. An optional Continental breakfast is served daily for a small fee. Average score from 693 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$8

 
$88.3
Claudia Hotel

Claudia Hotel

Set 300 metres from San Bernardo Church in Potosí, Claudia Hotel features a restaurant, bar and free WiFi throughout the property. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Each room is equipped with a TV. Average score from 46 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$39

$398.3
Apart Hotel Turquesa

Apart Hotel Turquesa

Located 300 metres from a commercial area, Apart Hotel Turquesa offers accommodations in Potosi. WiFi and Continental breakfast are available for free. Apartments at Apart Hotel Turquesa feature cable TV, and a private bathroom with a shower. Average score from 128 guest reviews: 8.1/10.

$26

 
$268.1
Hostal Tukos La Casa Real

Hostal Tukos La Casa Real

Featuring a terrace with a panoramic views, a skybar and an on-site restaurant, this 160 year old remodeled house offers accommodations in the ancient city of Potosí. Free WiFi access is available. Average score from 522 guest reviews: 7.7/10.

$29 - $50

 
$297.7
Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus

Offering a sun terrace and views of the city, Eucalyptus is located in Potosí, 300 metres from Plaza 10 de Noviembre. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. All rooms come with a flat-screen TV. Each room comes with a private bathroom. Average score from 264 guest reviews: 7.7/10.

$33

 
$337.7
Hotel Cima Argentum

Hotel Cima Argentum

Featuring a restaurant that serves international dishes, this hotel offers an American breakfast. Free parking and free Wi-Fi are provided. Hotel Cima Argentum features rooms and suites with private bathrooms, minibars and cable TV. Average score from 94 guest reviews: 7.6/10.

$45 - $69

 
$457.6
Hotel Coloso Potosi

Hotel Coloso Potosi

Located 200 metres from Cathedral of Potosi in Potosí, Hotel Coloso Potosi features a restaurant and free WiFi throughout the property. The hotel has a spa centre and sauna, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. Average score from 52 guest reviews: 7.5/10.

$100

 
$1007.5
Hostal Patrimonio - Potosi

Hostal Patrimonio - Potosi

Set in charming colonial style building, Hostal Patrimonio offers rooms with free Wi-Fi and plasma TVs. It features a terrace and a sauna, and free parking is provided. Casa de la Moneda is 200 metres away. Average score from 133 guest reviews: 7.3/10.

$45 - $75

 
$457.3
Hostal La Realeza

Hostal La Realeza

Featuring a central location, Hostal La Realeza offers accommodations in the beautiful city of Potosí. Free WiFi access is available and guests are served a complimentary Continental breakfast daily. Average score from 110 guest reviews: 7.2/10.

$18

 
$187.2
Hostal La Casona Potosi

Hostal La Casona Potosi

Set in a 18th Century colonial building, La Casona Potosi offers rooms with free WiFi, and breakfast, only 100 metres from the historic centre. There is a picturesque inner patio. The Bus Station is 4 km away. Average score from 461 guest reviews: 6.9/10.

$7 - $34

 
$76.9
Hostal San Pedro Velmont

Hostal San Pedro Velmont

Hostal San Pedro Velmont is set in Potosí, 600 metres from Plaza 10 de Noviembre and 700 metres from National Mint of Bolivia. Every room has a TV with cable channels. Hostal San Pedro Velmont features free WiFi . Average score from 86 guest reviews: 6.4/10.

$9

 
$96.4

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Cultural
Unusual Local Feature

Indigenous peoples of the Gran Chaco

The indigenous Gran Chaco people consist of approximately thirty-five tribal groups, scattered across the entire region. Because of their nomadic lifestyle, there is little to no archaeological evidence of their prehistoric occupation, but ancestral traditions remain.
Natural
Wildlife and Plants
Animals regularly associated with tropical and subtropical forests are often found throughout the eastern humid chaco including jaguars, howler monkeys, peccaries, deer, and tapirs. Edentate species, including anteaters and armadillos are readily seen here as well.

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