After visiting churches, museums, cathedrals, convents, palaces and other landmarks, go to your accommodation in Cochabamba to rest. You don’t know what to choose and where to stay? I’ll help you with the best places to stay in Cochabamba.
The city of Cochabamba is one of the liveliest in Bolivia. One of the most dynamic neighborhoods is the market of La Cancha known as “La Pampa”.
It is said to be the largest market in Bolivia. It is located near the train station and the Laguna Alalay. La Cancha is also one of the most accessible neighborhoods to stay in Cochabamba.
However, be aware of the quality of the hotels. This place is the busiest in the city. If you like the quiet, do not choose this neighborhood and prefer the outlying areas.
The Historical Center
There are many hotels to stay in Cochabamba in the historic part of the city. The center is home to most of the monuments you will visit during your getaway. It is also one of the places where you will find most of the good bars and restaurants of the city.
Although Cochabamba is one of the noisiest cities in Bolivia, it has some quieter neighborhoods. This one is one of them.
On the price side, you will find affordable and comfortable hotels. Try to concentrate your search around Plaza 14 de Septiembre, near the Catedral Metropolitana de San Sebastián.
Book your Cochabamba accommodation in advance to avoid surprises on the spot.
So where do you sleep in Cochabamba? In the sublime district of Queru Queru.
This is the neighborhood that houses the Natural History Museum and the Palacio Portales, two must-see places to visit during your stay. This small outlying neighborhood offers the possibility to be a few steps away from the historic center and especially to be at the feet of the locals.
You will also be very close to the Botanical Garden of Martin Cardenas and the Plaza de Las Banderas. Ideal if you are with your family or if you want to discover all the secrets of Cochabamba’s culture.
From the Las Cuadras neighborhood, take a ring road and go up to El Cristo de la Condordia. It is 44 centimeters taller than the Redeemer Christ of Rio de Janeiro and overlooks the city. The view is breathtaking.
In this neighborhood, there are small pearls to sleep in, at really affordable prices.
Located in the heart of Bolivia and perched at more than 2,500 meters above sea level, Cochabamba is one of the cities you can’t miss on a trip to Bolivia. It is about 200 kms southeast of the administrative capital La Paz.
Third city of the country with its 1.5 million inhabitants, it was founded by the Spanish in 1571 during the colonization and is today recognized for its gastronomic talents and its historical center.
You will have no problem finding accommodation in Cochabamba, there is a wide range of choices and for all budgets.
If you have time for a day trip, don’t forget to check out Tunari Peak.