What to see in Santa Cruz De La Sierra

Santa Cruz De La Sierra Attractions

Santa Cruz is Bolivia's most cosmopolitan city and is in many ways the least representative of the country as a whole. The tropical climate and low altitude only reinforce this. The population is diverse and the city centre thrumming with business. Perhaps as a result of this modern outlook, tourism in Santa Cruz is less about serious sightseeing and famous tourist attractions and more about walking tours, shopping sprees, enjoying the range of restaurants and bars, and partying it up after dark. The town squares are the natural meeting points for locals and travellers alike.

Although not home to many iconic Bolivian landmarks or attractions, Santa Cruz is well placed for fun excursions in the wider region. Favourite day trips from Santa Cruz include trekking in Amboro National Park, visiting the nearby cultural hub of Samaipata, and exploring the many old Jesuit Missions in the area.

While exploring Santa Cruz, travellers will find that most things can be paid for in US Dollars, from museum admission and restaurant bills to tours further afield.

Amboro National Park

Amboro National Park is a nature reserve in central Bolivia that is home to more than 800 species of birds, and many endangered animals such as the puma, jaguar and spectacled bear. The diverse terrain,…

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Jesuit Missions of the Chiquitos

The Jesuit Church sent missionaries to many rural areas of Bolivia in the 16th century in order to 'civilise' and convert indigenous tribes, but by the 18th century they had been expelled by the Spanish…

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Two hours' drive southwest of Santa Cruz lies the tiny village of Samaipata, home to a diverse array of local tribes and some beautiful examples of Spanish colonial architecture. Samaipata has several…

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