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.
Hostel Promotions in La Paz
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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.
Tambo Qirquincho Museum
You can find Tambo Qirquincho Museum in Plaza Alonzo de Mendoza, on Evaristo Valle Street. The site on which it rests was one of the many tambos of the former Inca Empire. These were wayside markets and inns which provided travelers with lodging and goods such as coca, alcohol, and flour. It was also the residence of Chief Quirquincha. Today, the museum provides visitors with a window to La Paz's past through exhibitions displaying period gowns, photos, and artwork as well as other Bolivian cultural elements such as Carnaval masks.
Cotapata National Park
Less than an hour La Paz, the thick forests of Cotapata National Park along the rugged slopes of the eastern Andean range, provide protection for an astounding biological, archeological, and cultural wealth, thousands of plant species and hundreds of butterfly varieties and birds, including the condor and the tunki (cock of the rocks). A large number of amphibians and reptiles call this place home, as well as 64 species of mammals including many bats and felines, the jucumari spectacled bear, taruka, and river otters
El Camino de la Muerte
Aptly-named Camino de la Muerte (Death Road), considered the most dangerious road in the world, takes you from La Paz to high andean plain to rainsforest, along steep hillsides and cliffs with extreme drops. Actually the North Yungas Road, it was built in the 1930s by Paraguayan prisoners of war to connect La Paz to Coroico in about 40 miles. It gained a deadly reputation in the 90s, killing hundreds of travelers a year, before becoming gaining a devout following of thrillseeking mountain bikers. Also see Biking Death Road to Coroico