Top 10 Things to do in Coroico, Bolivia

March 29, 2018 Emerita Lamoureux

Coroico in Bolivia, from South America region, is best know for Biking Trails. Discover best things to do in Coroico with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Coroico

1. Ruta de la Muerte

Coroico, Bolivia
Excellent
77%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 29 reviews

Ruta de la Muerte

Reviewed By DirkoSucre_Bolivia - Sucre, Bolivia

Lovely landscapes and stunning views, adventure biking, that's for sure! Dangerous for the "locos", but not necessarily if you go on your own pace. A must do!

2. San Juan Waterfalls

Coroico, Bolivia
Excellent
24%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
6%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 45 reviews

San Juan Waterfalls

Reviewed By Studavo - Goulburn, Australia

This was a lovely 2hr one way walk approx. It is very easy just stay to the right hand side of any major forks in the road that you encounter. The first waterfall locals were basically washing their clothes. The 2nd waterfall has a very precarious climb up the waterfall you can take and the 3rd waterfall you have to view after paying an entrance fee. We found it very busy with cars and locals on the weekend. If you are solo and worried about being alone then walking on the weekend would be absolutely fine. Personally this road was well frequented though and I found it very safe. the dogs were mainly aggressive with eachother.
Tripadvisor if you are Reading this please add another list of "things to do" in Coroico for the vagantes natural pool and falls. I would personally suggest the vagantes walk. This takes the same path as the cascades (waterfall) walk but take the left fork in the road about a kilometre out from the city centre. It is shown on a yellow sign (very dusty) that can be hard to read. Once you start the descent another 1.5km along you take the right hand fork following the yellow sign again. It is about 8km one way in total. It took us 2hrs one way. There is a shortcut with a sign on the right hand side as you head down the hill. I think it said "dende a tourista". I think it did save us a fair bit of time on the way back but it is steeper, with overgrowth and single track. Dont go by yourself on the shortcut because if you hurt yourself noone will be coming by for a while.
The whole walk has nice views nicer than the cascades walk and I think the end result is nicer than the Waterfalls as well. We went swimming and although fresh was beautiful. There is less traffic than the Waterfalls route and just a lovely day. It is a long walk so be prepared to sweat and the 7km return journey uphill is long but good inca trail prep! Have fun
I rate the Waterfalls "very good" and vagantes walk "excellent".

3. Mi Teleferico

La Paz, Bolivia +591 2 2115886
Excellent
71%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 3 reviews

Mi Teleferico

Reviewed By wherelolawent - Folkestone, United Kingdom

My husband and I took a tour that took us on 2 of the cable car lines (Green & Red). You really get to view different areas of La Paz, for almost nothing (under $1USD). We had chosen not to do a tour of the big cemetery in La Paz so it was great to go above it and still be able to see into it (truly fascinating, and I am NOT a cemetery fan).
Clean, clearly well maintained and popular with locals and tourists. Definitely worth doing to see La Paz from a different perspective.

4. Cafe Munaipata

Hacienda Shanti, Coroico, Bolivia +591 72042824
Excellent
91%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
0%
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0%
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5 based on 11 reviews

Cafe Munaipata

Reviewed By achaunceyt - New Hampshire

We saw this activity option here on tripadvisor and decided to visit. We called ahead, and Rene the owner set us up with a tour of the small coffee plantation and roasting operation. The tour normally lasts three hours, during which you can pick beans, sort and separate them, wash them and set them out to dry, and even husk them and roast them yourself. It was educational for all of us.
After, his expert roaster Andres did a very enlightening coffee tasting with us.
Finally, we ate a good lunch of quinoa salad, llama filet, and coffee ice cream.
It was a very enjoyable visit, worthy of the 4 km drive out from Coroico center, and certainly worthy of half a day.
Rene used to work in the area of development assistance, and his coffee business now responsibly supports local coffee farmers. And it's good coffee.
Highly recommended!

Cordillera Real, La Paz, Bolivia
Excellent
81%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
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5 based on 178 reviews

Illimani

Reviewed By JandKNewJersey_USA - New Jersey, USA

We have never attempted climbing this mountain. This review is just about how beautiful and awe-inspiring it is. It is a large, gorgeous, majestic snow capped mountain in the heart of the Andes visible from the city of La Paz as well as the altiplano. While visiting the city I never grew tired of seeing this majestic beauty and it was the first thing I looked out my window to see each morning. There are larger Mountains but for me this is the prettiest. Best view in my opinion is when riding on the Teleferrico. Make sure to take a seat on the Teleferrico with your face toward the city as you ascend so that you can get the best view.

6. Camino de la Muerte

Coroico, Bolivia +591 72095243
Excellent
80%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
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Poor
0%
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5 based on 5 reviews

Camino de la Muerte

Reviewed By Lorena R

Recorrer el camino de la muerte en bicicleta es una experiencia única. Te buscan del hostel o la Oficina y te llevan hasta la cumbre. Te dan todo lo necesario, guantes, tobilleras, coderas, casco, ropa, y por supuesto la bicicleta. La mayoría de los tours cuentan con almuerzo buffet y varias comidas/ snacks a lo largo del tour. Las vistas son sensacionales son como tres horas de bici, fotos, fue una linda aventura, tienes a los guías siempre por adelante y atrás, y no son grupos grandes. Mi tour fue con Barros Biking! Recomendable!!

7. Yungas Road

La Paz, Bolivia
Excellent
79%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Yungas Road

Reviewed By Matthew H

Gravity assisted biking on the worlds most dangerous road - I fully recommend this company as asides from the great time we all had - it’s clear this company uses superior bikes and equipment, the guides are VERY knowledgeable on the history and safety requirements - compared to other companies which copy the Gravity business model and seem to only point you down the hill and wish you luck...!

8. Rio Vagantes

Coroico, Bolivia
Excellent
30%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
28%
Poor
14%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 7 reviews

Rio Vagantes

Reviewed By Robert Angie B

Je trouve que la ville de Coroico est décevante , on a vite fait le tour !
Les distractions sont peu nombreuses, seulement de la randonnée et cette cascade ou l'on trouve une foule le samedi et dimanche.
Pour y aller , il vaut mieux prendre son vélo, c'est moins cher.
Les taxis sont des voleurs et en profites pour augmenter les prix .
C'est à 2 kilomètres du centre, et le prix doit être pas plus de 20 bolivianos...
Il ne faut pas s'attendre à quelque chose de grandiose , seulement une curiosité ....

9. Huayna Potosi

Calle Linares # 940, La Paz, Bolivia
Excellent
79%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 228 reviews

Huayna Potosi

A technical easy mountain over 6000m's, a good climb for beginners. Great for a first big mountain experience with great views of the Cordillera Real and Mountains near La Paz. physically demanding, some acclimatization is need before attempting this trip.

Reviewed By Mustafa H - Chicago, Illinois

We couldnt have been happier with using Climbing South America to book this trip. Karen took amazing care of us in the office with constant communication, keeping us advised of the weather, and also helping us get fitted and prepared with all our gear. Gracias Karen!
The guides were amazing and the cook made the best food ive ever had at 5000+ meters...
Great experience, highly recommend it. (even if you get altitude sickness at 5700 meters like I did!)

10. Chacaltaya Ski Resort

Calle Mexico 1638 | Casilla, La Paz 1346, Bolivia 591 2 324682
Excellent
67%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 278 reviews

Chacaltaya Ski Resort

Reviewed By rapha_y_nici - Canton of Zurich, Switzerland

This is a very nice and convenient option to explore altitude up to approx 5400m.. there is no other public transport to Chacaltaya.
We booked the simple standard tour with the agency Climbing South America (where we booked as well our Huayna Potosí ascent) for cheap 90bob. It seems that you can book it at several agencies for around 100bob (was available in our hostel as well).
It starts at around 830-845am and the bus brings you up to approx 5300m where the old ski resort was. There you pay 15bob entry fee.
You have about 1.5h time to ascent to the top at approx 5400m and get back to the bus. Impressive to see how it feels to walk uphill at this altitude! Then the bus drives you back to La Paz or you can remain seated for the Valle de la luna. This transport is also included and makes the tour to be a very good deal! Another 15bob entrance for valle de la luna and about 1h time for strolling around (which is enough).
You get two interesting sights at a good price and aninteresting contrast.
You’ll be back in La Paz downtown at approx 2.30-3.00pm.
Bring drinks and snacks for inbetween.
Very good deal, would do it again and highly recommend it!

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