Bolivia está ubicada en el centro-oeste de América del Sur y limita al norte y este con Brasil, al sureste con Paraguay, al sur con Argentina, al suroeste y oeste con Chile y al noroeste con Perú. Bolivia comparte el lago Titicaca, el segundo lago más grande de América del Sur con Perú y tiene una increíble biodiversidad, cultura, gastronomía y muchos puntos destacados por descubrir. Encuentre información más detallada sobre su próximo destino de viaje a continuación.
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Capital of Bolivia:
11.7 million (in 2020)
Languages in Bolivia:
Spanish and 36 indigenous languages, such as Quechua and Chiquitano.
Flora and Fauna of Bolivia
Bolivia has an exceptional flora and fauna. It is home to many different species due to the different climatic zones throughout the country. In the Andes Mountains you can find alpacas, llamas, vicuñas, deer, flamingos and a large number of bird species. In the altiplano you can observe pumas and bears, while the Chaco region is populated by armadillos and rheas, the ostriches of the American continent. Bolivia has an incredible biodiversity and is rich in flora and fauna, including huge forests, savannahs, oases, volcanoes, snow-capped mountains and much more!
Bolivian cuisine is the result of a mixture of indigenous and Spanish traditions. The country offers a varied cuisine, based essentially on starchy foods, poultry, meats and vegetables. Meat is cooked with rice, potatoes and shredded lettuce and dressed with a spicy tomato sauce called llajwa. You have to try some of these culinary highlights:
Anticucho: meat dish consisting of small pieces of meat skewered and grilled.
Lomo Montado: fried sirloin steak served with fried egg and chopped tomato on top.
Sajta de Pollo: a Bolivian dish consisting of chicken, onion, tomato, peas and yellow chilies. It is usually seasoned with parsley, celery, black pepper, garlic and cumin.
Lechón al Horno: the most popular Bolivian version of pork roast, which generally uses a suckling pig as the star ingredient. The meat is marinated in a combination of oil, vinegar, garlic and spices.
Piqué macho: is a Bolivian dish consisting of a layer of fried potatoes buried under a mound of minced meat, sausage, eggs, cheese, onions, bell peppers and chiles.
Fricase: is a Bolivian-style spicy pork soup served with potatoes and corn.
Basic information on Bolivia
Do not drink tap water unless it is boiled or purified with tablets.
Watch out for meat and fish dishes in the local markets! It is recommended to try local dishes in restaurants.
Bolivia requires the yellow fever vaccine for entry.
In case you stay in the Amazon rainforest, we recommend you consider a malaria vaccine (consult your doctor).
Symptoms of altitude sickness tend to occur within a few hours after arrival at high altitude and include headache, nausea, shortness of breath and inability to exercise. Do not plan any physically demanding activities for the first few days and drink plenty of water and eat well balanced meals.
Emergency telephone numbers in Bolivia
Emergency numbers of the Embassy of Spain in Bolivia:
If you are calling from Bolivia:(+591-2) 2433518, (+591-2) 2430118, (+591-2) 2431203
Fax: (+591-2) 2432752
Emergency services in Bolivia can be reached at the following numbers:
Calling within Bolivia: 0 xxx xxx xxx xxx Calls from abroad: +591 xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx