La Paz Holidays

Bolivia
La Paz, Bolivia’s capital, clings to the mountaintops like a tenuous goat. Once one has adjusted to the altitude, wander through the sprawl of El Alto, the center of immigration and the indigenous Aymará people, then take in a traditional Peña song and dance performance over dinner. Attractions like the …

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How to get to La Paz

Here's what you need to know about getting to La Paz. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to La Paz takes 1 day, 6 hours, 55 minutes.

When to go to La Paz

Typical Holiday Price

£865 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in La Paz varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit

November

Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - November is the cheapest month to go to La Paz.

Where to stay in La Paz

Whatever your travelling style, we can help find you the perfect place to stay. From luxurious hotels to practical apartments, these are our most popular places in La Paz, according to other travellers.

Things to see and do in La Paz

Amit Anandwala | Trip by SkyscannerWitches' Market
Witches' Market
Ana Hernandez | Trip by SkyscannerTiwanaku: Spiritual and Political Centre of the Tiwanaku Culture
Tiwanaku: Spiritual and Political Centre of the Tiwanaku Culture
Harold | Trip by SkyscannerTeleferico
Teleferico
Yellonero | Trip by SkyscannerPlaza Murillo
Plaza Murillo
AHLN | FlickrDeath Road (Yungas Road)
Death Road (Yungas Road)
Yellonero | Trip by SkyscannerValle de la Luna
Valle de la Luna
Yellonero | Trip by SkyscannerCalle Jaen
Calle Jaen
Daniel Mason-D'Croz | Trip by SkyscannerIglesia de San Francisco
Iglesia de San Francisco
Harold | Trip by SkyscannerCatedral Metropolitana de La Paz
Catedral Metropolitana de La Paz

Reviews of La Paz

Paul @ OLIVE THIEF
Paul @ OLIVE THIEFOakland
26/01/2019

This mountain top high city sits at an altitude even higher than Machu Picchu. Any backpacker, foodie, or adventure traveler, will surely enjoy strolling the streets, sampling a new bar or cafe, and just make sure to find a vista point to see the colorful red mountains and enjoy the scenery of being in Bolivia!

Harold
HaroldBrooklyn
20/10/2017

The world's highest capital sits at two miles above sea level and you'll feel it when you arrive. A thriving busy metropolis that's managed to preserve a sense of self and local culture. The food scene is thriving and there are some fantastic restaurants. A great base for planning explorations to other parts of the country.

Kevin Picholo
Kevin PicholoFoster City
28/01/2017

Very interesting city indeed. Just was amazed by the sprawling red rooftops of the city above and both sides of the cliffs to the valley below, as far as eyes can see.

Scott Stone
Scott StoneNew York City
15/08/2015

La Paz is not an attractive city in the classic sense, and there are no "must sees." BUT . . . the city has a color, energy and chaoticness that I find very appealing. La Paz is the highest capital in the world and you feel the lack of air right away, so take it slow first couple of days. I love the markets, the squalor - especially the market in El Alto the growing city "above" La Paz. Just watch your belongings if visit here though. Also, if come in May (first week) is the famous celebration of the Grand Parado. A must see!

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