Cochabamba - City of Eternal Spring

Cochabamba, also known as The city of eternal spring or The garden city, is a vibrant and friendly city in Bolivia conveniently located on heart of South America. The city is the fourth biggest city in Bolivia, is surrounded by mountains and located around 240 km southeast of La Paz.

Cochabamba it a perfect destination for anybody who wants to step away from the hustle and bustle of South Americas main tourist destinations and wants to get in touch with easy going locals while enjoying some of the best art and culture Bolivia has to offer. The city is geared towards volunteers and expats more than backpackers and offers both basic through luxury accommodation. Cochabamba is a great place to learn Spanish and offers some of the best language schools in South America. Activity options are growing and Cochabamba now offers adventures such as paragliding, mountaineering, tours to nearby national parks and rafting. The food and nightlife options are among the best in Bolivia. The bars and clubs all have an artsy feeling to it. Nicknamed the "Culinary capitol of Bolivia", Cochabamba it is rumored to offer the best international cuisine, Bolivian cuisine and street food in Bolivia.

A few kilometers from the city there are interesting places for visitors as Toro Toro, Villa Tunari, Tarata, Cliza and Punata in the high valley, Pairumani, Vinto and Sipe Sipe in the lower valley.

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  • Electoral propaganda, Tarata
    Electoral propaganda, Tarata
    Photo: Christian Nush
  • Villa Albina, Pairumani
    Villa Albina, Pairumani
    Built for his wife. Photo: Christian Nush
  • Ceramic Huaycully
    Ceramic Huaycully
  • Cathedral of Tarata
    Cathedral of Tarata
    Where the remains of former President Mariano Melgarejo stayed.
  • Tunari Peak at 5.235 m.
    Tunari Peak at 5.235 m.
    The highest in the department of Cochabamba. Photo: Gilbert Lachaume