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.
Muela del Diablo
The jagged 150 meter high Muela del Diablo, or Devil's Tooth, is a rock formation about 50 minutes southeast of La Paz. Also known as Auqui Kollo, Father Hill in Aymara, its terrain is popular for mountain climbing, with an hour ascent to the summit, and mountain or dirt biking. At the summit and scenic viewpoints enroute you'll enjoy striking views of the altiplano and city of La Paz, and at its feet you'll find the rural community of Chiaraque, which offers other natural attractions as well.
Ulla Ulla National Park
Frosty Ulla-Ulla Biosphere Reserve northwest of La Paz, boasts high Andean plateau, tundra, mountains of the Cololo and Apolobamba ranges, lakes, rivers, and a permanent snow zone. 12,000 people of Aymara origin live within the reserve, which protects wildlife as well as the cultural, historical and anthropological heritage of the zone. See wildlife including the rare vicuña and Andean Condor, relax in the hot springs, visit the community of Agua Blanca, and enjoy the natural landscapes.
The Ruins of Tiwanaku
The Ruins of Tiwanaku west of La Paz by Lake Titicaca provide a testament to the most important regional power before the rise of the Inca Empire, the Aymara Kingdom of Tiwanaku. Inhabited as early as 1500BC, it became a great power between 300-1000AD and is the greatest precursor to the Inca Empire. Among the staggered pyramids and temples of stone and adobe featuring intricately carved figures you'll find the famous Sun Gate, carved from a massive single block of andesite weighing 10 tons. Also see Tour Tiwanaku