Pirwa Hostels La Paz
Pirwa Hostel La Paz
Welcome to our hostels in La Paz
Staying at Pirwa La Paz places you conveniently right in the center of La Paz, only a few blocks from major touristic attractions such as the San Francisco Church, touristic hotspot Sagarnaga Street, and Plaza Murillo and all its attractions. Not only is our hostel right in the middle of the action, with restaurants, ATMs, cafes, nightlife and other services nearby, but the La Paz Bus Terminal is only a block and a half away. Choose between private rooms or shared dormitory accommodations with private or shared bathrooms, all with access to hot showers 24/7 and comfortable beds with semi-orthopedic mattresses and down pillows and comfortable. Challenge your fellow travelers to some games in the TV Lounge or throw a BBQ in the backyard the patio, relax with some drinks at the bar, or update your travel blog using our free Internet and Wi-Fi. When you're ready to go out and explore Bolivia, our in-house travel agency can provide you with all the travel information and excursions you desire. While you're out, lockers in the rooms and in reception offer you security for your valuables, along with convenient free storage for your luggage during longer excursions.
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You won't have to walk far from Pirwa La Paz to see the city's sights. Visit the Witches' Market in La Paz to see pre-Columbian Aymara beliefs in practice and perhaps buy a talisman or offering of your own, admire the ancient riches on display at the Museum of Pre-Columbian Precious Metals, or perhaps climb to the distinctive rooftop of 16th century San Francisco Church. For a more active adventure tackle the glacial peaks Huayna Potosí or massive Illimani, the iconic mountain whose visage defines the La Paz skyline. There's more than enough natural and surreal landscapes to explore near the city, including the eroded formations of Valle de la Luna (Moon Valley) and the craggy Muela del Diablo (Devils Tooth). Those looking to test their mortality can try a downhill biking adventure along the infamous Camino de la Muerte (Death Road). Above all, you can't miss seeing the impressive ruins of Tiwanaku, the most important civilization to arise in South America prior to the Inca. Visit the pyramids and temples left behind by the Aymara Kingdom of Tiwanaku between Lake Titicaca and the Bolivian Andean highlands to marvel at their huge and intricately carved stones which provided witness to a great civilization's rise and fall. Finally, watch pink flamingos and other birds feed along the Uyuni Salt Flat, the largest in the world.
The Witches' Market in La Paz, between Calle Jimenez and Linares, is the place to go to see indigenous Aymara beliefs in practice, with all the ingredients useful for the manipulation of the spirits at the ready. Here one can buy llama fetuses or dried frogs for rituals or offerings, potions, talismans, folk remedies, soapstone figurines and other fascinating ingredients and products. You can also get your fortune told by yatiri witch doctors donning their traditional dark hats and coca pouches.
The small but popular Coca Museum on Calle Linares near the Witch's Market explores the history of the coca leaf from its exalted roll in traditional Andean societies, to its use in soft-drinks and pharmaceuticals to the rise of the cocaine epidemic and the War on Drugs. The approach is even-handed and relies heavily on charts and newspaper clippings. Displays are in Spanish, but you can request booklets with complete translations in other languages. Expect to spend about an hour on your visit.
Huana Potosí, both a mountain (6088m above sea level) and National Park north of La Paz, Zongo Pass and passes landscapes boasting snowy glacial peaks and dammed green lakes of the Zongo Valley, home to grazing llamas and alpacas and the massive Andean condor. Camp for free at Altamarino Base Camp or Rock Camp or rent a room at Refugio Huayna Potosi. Just remember to prepare for frosty temperatures!