What to do and see in Cochabamba, Cochabamba Department: The Best Things to do

May 18, 2022 Renato Branum

Cochabamba (Aymara: Quchapampa, Quechua: Quchapanpa) is a city & municipality in central Bolivia, in a valley in the Andes mountain range. It is the capital of the Cochabamba Department and is the fourth largest city in Bolivia, with a population of 630,587 according to the 2012 Bolivian census. Its name is from a compound of the Quechua words qucha, meaning "lake", and pampa, "open plain". Residents of the city and surrounding areas are commonly referred to as cochalas, or, more formally, cochabambinos.
Restaurants in Cochabamba

1. Parque de las Aves Agroflori

Km12, Cochabamba Bolivia +591 70342151 [email protected] https://www.facebook.com/parquedeavesagroflori/
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5.0 based on 15 reviews

Parque de las Aves Agroflori

To conserve the Bolivian ecosystem through education and preservation

2. Palacio Portales

Av. Potosi 1450, Cochabamba Bolivia +591 4 4489666 http://centropatino.fundacionpatino.org
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4.5 based on 217 reviews

Palacio Portales

This exquisite mansion, now an arts center, is the most impressive example of the opulence enjoyed by Bolivian elite in the early 20th century.

3. Tunari Peak

Cochabamba Bolivia +591 79982384
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4.5 based on 63 reviews

Tunari Peak

Atractivo natural, 5030 m.s.n.m. trekking accesible. La vista desde el pico es imponente ya que al pie se encuentra el eje metropolitano de Quillacollo-Cochabamba-Sacaba

Reviewed By LuisAndreDLR - Cochabamba, Bolivia

Awesome adventure for nature lovers, impressive view of the valley of Cochabamba, bunch of llamas, even saw a Viscacha. 1:30 hrs car ride to the mountain, but great views and nothing too dangerous. Started our hike at 4,500m. of altitude, it lead us through a majestic landscape of mountains and crystal clear mountain lakes, until we reached the top of the Pico Tunari (5,035m) from where we got an spectacular view over the Cordillera Tunari mountain range and the entire valley of Cochabamba. altitude can be a problem and really easy to get lost, go with someone who knows the hike, i went with an agency called Chullo Adventour, great guys which i had a very good time, absolutely recommend it.

4. Comunidad Inti Wara Yassi (CIWY)

Avenida Integracion Parque Machia, Cochabamba Bolivia Bolivia +591 4 4136572 [email protected] http://www.intiwarayassi.org
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4.5 based on 56 reviews

Comunidad Inti Wara Yassi (CIWY)

For almost 30 years CIWY has been working for the benefit of wildlife rescued from illegal trafficking, giving disadvantaged youth a sense of purpose through involvement with wildlife care, and educating the Bolivian public to respect wildlife. CIWY manages three Wildlife Sanctuaries throughout Bolivia and welcomes volunteers in all of them. They have professional staff who are experts in caring for wild animals. Volunteers from across the globe also support our work. They help out with the day-to-day care of these animals. Machía In Villa Tunari (Chapare), in the department of Cochabamba, lies our oldest and smallest Centre, Machía. Ambue Ari Near Ascensión de Guarayos, between Santa Cruz de la Sierra and Trinidad, is Ambue Ari, our second and largest Centre. Jacj Cuisi Just outside of Rurrenabaque and close to the community of San Buenaventura is our newest Centre, Jacj Cuisi. It is just a stone’s throw from Madidi National Park and located in the department of La Paz.

Reviewed By DublinGuy75 - Dublin, Ireland

I'm still in contact with the CIWY so despite me not being there for a long time am aware of how things are going and the project is still the same. It's a beautiful project which gives you an exception experience to be invovled in the rehabilitation of wild animals. Highly recommended.

5. Convento Museo Santa Teresa

Calle Babtista entre Ecuador y Mayor Rocha, Cochabamba Bolivia +591 4 4525765 [email protected] http://www.facebook.com/conventomuseosantateresacbba
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4.5 based on 55 reviews

Convento Museo Santa Teresa

6. Parque de la Familia

Av Costanera, Cochabamba Bolivia
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Parque de la Familia

7. El Cristo de la Concordia

Av. Las Heroinas, Cochabamba Bolivia +591 4 4228530 http://www.boliviacultural.com.br/ver_noticias.php
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El Cristo de la Concordia

This towering statue of Christ stands at 33m (108 ft), one meter for every year of His life.

Reviewed By sherylselivanoff - Adams, United States

We climbed the steps to the top to see El Cristo de la Concordia. The views along the hike, both of the Cristo and of the surrounding area were beautiful. It was a fun hike!

8. Laguna Angostura

Laguna La Angostura, Cochabamba Bolivia +591 73759943 http://wa.me/59173759943
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Laguna Angostura

9. La Cancha

Cochabamba Bolivia
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La Cancha

10. Plaza 14 de Septiembre

Cochabamba Bolivia
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Plaza 14 de Septiembre

Reviewed By wilsonh847

This is a frequent hangout/ meeting place for everyone. Events are also held here. From here you can have a coffee at Cafe Paris , and also the one across the road from there ;;; you can go and look inside to the beautiful old church or just sit and feed the birds

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