Officially named Plurinational State of Bolivia, this Latin American country lies landlocked in South America. From the world’s largest salt flat Salar de Uyuni to the rainforests of Southwest Amazon, Bolivia is as mega-diverse nation that eclipses its eastern neighbor, Brazil. UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as City of Potosí, Noel Kempff Mercado National Park, and El Fuerte de Samaipata, emanate the glory of Bolivia and its indigenous people – Quechua and Aymara. Unique costumes, folklore, and traditional cuisines are the staple ingredients of rich Bolivian culture.
Where is Bolivia?
The country of Bolivia is in the South America continent and the latitude and longitude for the country are 18.4258° S, 66.5304° W. Bolivia Location Map
Facts about Bolivia
Bolivia’s population is estimated to be more than 10 million people, perhaps even closer to 11 million.
Bolivia (full name: the Plurinational State of Bolivia) has been a presidential republic for the last thirty years, following a long period of wars, revolution, and unrest.
Places to visit in Bolivia
Bolivia has witnessed the rise and fall of the Inca Empire and its cities – La Paz, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, and Cochabamba – are the torchbearers of Modern Bolivia. Dotted by Altiplano Plateau and carved by Mamoré River, a tour to Bolivia is incomplete without driving on “world’s most dangerous” Yungas Road, strolling down the historic city of Sucre, attending Carnaval de Oruro or sailing on Lake Titicaca.
1. Lake Titicaca
Taking a ride in ubiquitous puma-head boats, staying overnight in one of the islands, and soaking the native folklore, there are plenty of activities to choose from. Travelers are drawn to this place to see Islas Flotantes, otherwise known as the Lake Titicaca Floating Islands.
2. Salar de Uyuni
Organized Tours – The only way to travel in salt flats is to join an organized tour run by numerous local agencies. Though it may be a test of endurance, it allows you to organize your thoughts and bargain for the best possible tour.
Lakes & Hot Springs – Laguna Verde is famous for its hot springs and scenic views of the Andes. Take a dip to relax in turquoise waters or enjoy the spectacular sunsets when you are exploring the flats. Licancabur, one of the many volcanoes in southwest Bolivia, lies adjacent to this green lake. It is also an ideal solitary spot for camping.