Why not visit Tarija and stay with at Altiplano Hotel Boutique of Tarija during October and get a 10% discount off the standard room rate when booking any room direct with us via FreetoBook and paying in cash. No minimum is stay required.

You can use this special for a long weekend and add the Honeymoon/Anniversary package.
During October there are many great activities to be enjoyed here in Tarija. You can visit the wineries in the Valle de la Concepcion the principal wine producing region of Bolivia. You can also walk the Inca trail (Camino del Inca), visit the lakes and sand dunes at Tazjara which are part of the Sama Ecological Reserve, or simply relax in the Tarija’s numerous plazas, visit the paleontological museum or Casa Dorado.

On October 7 and 8 there is the annual jam and wine festival. From 27-30 October the international tourism expo will be held here in Tarija.

Book your room at Altiplano Hotel Boutique now online and benefit from our special offers.

The Day of the Pedestrian and Cyclist

Altiplano Bolivia: The Day of the Pedestrian and Cyclist: Each year Bolivia sets aside a day in which pedestrians and cyclist can enjoy the streets without automobiles. Traditionally, for all other cities in Bolivia, this is the first Sunday of September.

However in Tarija, due to other cultural celebrations being held on this day The Day of the Pedestrian and Cyclist (el Día del Peatón y del Ciclista) is schedule for the last Sunday of September (in 2016 this will be the 25th of September).

Altiplano Bolivia: Departments and Houses for Rent in Tarija

Altiplano Bolivia: Departments and Houses for Rent in Tarija: Currently we have a number of very nice departments and houses to rent here in Tarija. This is a small selection what is available: ...

Altiplano Bolivia: Spanish Lessons in Tarija, Bolivia

Altiplano Bolivia: Spanish Lessons in Tarija, Bolivia: Many people visiting Bolivia think that they can only take Spanish lessons in Sucre and overlook the benefits of coming to Tarija. It is...

Want Good Coffee in Tarija?

In Tarija you will find that hard to find.  However one option, if you are not already staying at Altiplano Hotel Boutique which has freshly ground coffee made in a French press, is to go to Chocolate Café on Calle Sucre just around the corner from the main plaza.

Enrique knows our order we walk in the door, an Espresso for me and a Latte for my wife.  He has recently extended his café to allow a bit more seating space so it is a great place to drop in, have a coffee and slice of cake, read the local newspaper, and then pick out some speciality chocolates to take home.

Two New Restaurants worth trying in Tarija

 Recently we have added two more restaurants to our recommended places to eat here in Tarija.

The first is Agave Azul, where the owner, Pablo, who lived in Mexico for 15 years, has the goal of providing authentic style Mexican food at reasonable prices. Many of the main dishes are just Bs 30-35 (US$4-5). He uses corn flour tortillas. Our favorite dishes are Sopes and Quesidillas.

You will find Agave Azul on Avenida Belgrano #1608 just past Calle Carlos Lazcano and two doors away from Altiplano Hotel Boutique. It is open from Wednesday to Saturday from 7:00 pm and from 12:00 on Sunday.

The other new restaurant is Fratelli which is on Calle Padilla #168 between Calle Avaroa and Avendia Victor Paz Estensoro. 

As the name indicates this is an Italian restaurant that does pastas, pizzas and also traditional Bolivian based meals in an upmarket way. You can see into the well equipped and very clean kitchen and also watch your pizza being cooked in the earthen pizza oven.

The meal prices are higher than average for Tarija but the service, quality and presentation make up for that, and the wine prices are more than reasonable.

If you are on a budget a good option is the plata of cheese, ham, salami, and breads for 2 along with a good quality local wine.