The Department of La Paz was formed on the site of the Indian settlements of Chuquiago and was first noticed in 1535 by Juan Sahavetra, a captain of the Spanish crown. After the end of the Civil War, the Spanish contingent moved into the territory. After years of intermarriage between Indians and Spaniards, revolts, and subjugations, the Department of La Paz was created in 1826.
La Paz is located at the western border of Bolivia, and divides Lake Titicaca from Peru. Contains the mighty Cercaquataya Mountains on the Córdillera Real with many popular skateboarding trails. To the northeast, they are followed by the fanciful Yngas, the steep eastern slopes of the Andes, which serve as a link to the basin of the Amazons.
Popularly popular tourist town in the Departamente – Kopacabana, on a not-so-large flatland by Lake Tititicaca. And it is from this town that the ships depart for Isla del Sol, the sacred isle of the Incas. There is also a 16th-century shrine, the Basilica of Our Lady of Capacabana.
Youll also have a great time at the National Park of Catapata and the Pylo Lahas Biosphere Reserve. And for the adventurous hiker, you are encouraged to take the most terrifying road in the world, the North Yungas Road, also known as the Road of Death, on a mountain bike. Or do a hike up Mountainside in the National Park, with an average climb time of – 5 days.
- Air quality: 165 US AQI Unhealthy. Some members of the general public may experience health effects; members of sensitive groups may experience more serious health effects.
- Tap water: No, not drinkable
- Religious government: Non-religious
- Population: 790,000 people
- GDP: $3,105 / year
- Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
- Power outlets: 230V50Hz
- Internet: 5 Mbps
- Best wireless: Entel
- Tipping: Tipping is discretionary in Bolivia. Restaurants rarely include a service fee in the bill. With that, a 5-10% gratuity is warranted for good service. Tipping is not expected in bars, but you may opt to leave small change. Taxi drivers do not usually receive tips. An exception is if you hire them for several hours or a day, in which case a 10% tip is suggested. Hotel porters are typically given 4 Bs to 8 Bs. Housecleaning staff are tipped 7 Bs a day.
- Apartment listings: Sublet
- Apartments: Airbnb
- Hotels: Booking.com
- More hotels: Hotels.com
- Best coffee 24/7: La Comdie
- Best coffee: Roaster Boutique
- Best taxi: Uber
- Best coworking space: Empowerment BO
- Best short-haul air carrier: Lnea Area Amaszonas
- Monthly costs for expat: $370
- Monthly costs for family: $800
- Monthly costs for local: $220
- Meal: $2
- Small Cola: $0.4
- Beer 1 Pint: $1.1
- Coffee: $0.7
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