Altiplano Hotel Boutique - TripAdvisor Awards

Tarija, Bolivia: – Altiplano Hotel Boutique are proud to announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award.

The award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor. Certificate of Excellence winners include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a superior customer experience.

When selecting Certificate of Excellence winners, TripAdvisor takes into account the quality, quantity and recency of reviews and opinions submitted by travelers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period as well as business’s ranking on the Popularity Index on the site. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five.

Winning the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence is a source of pride for our team at Altiplano Hotel Boutique and we’d like to thank all of our past guests who took the time to complete a review on TripAdvisor. There is no greater seal of approval than being recognized by one’s customers.

We also have been award the the Traveler's Choice awards consistently from 2012 until 2015.


3 Great Restaurants in Tarija

Where should you go to eat when you are in Tarija?

Here are a few options:

For melt-in-your-mouth barbecue steaks our recommendation is El Fogón de Gringo which is on the northern end of Calle La Madrid between Plaza Uriondo and Hotel Los Ceibos. This is an Argentine style steak restaurant that offers the opportunity enjoy really great 250 or 400 gm charcoal cooked steak and their open vegetable and salad bar. They also do very nice local fish.

El Marques is located on La Madrid on the main plaza. The good service, extensive menu, very elegant surroundings and reasonable prices make this a great place to eat. A table by the window allows you to watch life go by on the plaza, or otherwise try the table upstairs which gives you the feeling of being elite and special.


For special occasions and truly elegant food you must go to La Taberna, a French styled restaurant on the corner of 15 de Abril and Calle Sucre on the main plaza. Although a little more expensive than the other restaurants you get a good selection of beautifully presented mains, outstanding deserts, and attentive service that makes this place value for money.




Grape Harvest Festival and Wine and Art Festival

The grape harvest festival (Vendimia Chapaca and Fiesta de la Uva) is held in Tarija every March.

While visiting you can take a wine tasting tour and attend the 2015 Wine and Art festival (Encuentro Arte y Vino) which will be held in the Valle de Concepción, Tarija, from 5 to 13 March, 2015.

Immediately after this event, the grape harvest festival (Fiesta de la Uva, Vendimia Chapaca) will be held on 14 and 15 March.


Find out about other activities in Tarija.

If you book directly with Altiplano Hotel Boutique and pay in cash they can offer you a special rate for a 3 night stay during March.


Festivals & Celebrations in Tarija, Bolivia


Although it may be off the normal tourist route, Tarija is arguably one of the prettiest regions of Bolivia.

The area has a rich folkloric tradition and the year is packed with festivals of all sorts.


Vendimia Chapaca — Wine Festival in Tarija, Bolivia  

In addition to the ‘Carnaval Chapaco’ held in February a grape harvest festival (Vendimia Chapaca and Fiesta de la Uva) is held every March.

While visiting you can take a wine tasting tour and attend the 2015 Wine and Art festival (Encuentro Arte y Vino) which will be held in the Valle de Concepción, Tarija, from 5 to 13 March, 2015.

Immediately after this event, the grape harvest festival (Fiesta de la Uva, Vendimia Chapaca) will be held on 14 and 15 March.

Altiplano Hotel Boutique - Travelers' Choice for 2015

This hotel ranks consistently well in TripAdvisor reviews:


Visit the website www.altiplanohotel.com to make your booking.



Why Tarija is the best place in Bolivia to take Spanish Lessons

If you are thinking about taking Spanish lessons don’t overlook the advantages of doing it in Tarija, Bolivia.
1. Tarija is a great place to take Spanish lessons as the people are friendly, kind, and speak slower so you can practice your new skills with them.

2. It being one of the safest cities in Bolivia. It has a low crime rate and you can safely walk the streets at night. Since it is smaller it is easy to get around.

 3. The climate is great. It has with dry winters with clear blue skies and often during the summer rainy season it only rains at night.

4. Since it is at an altitude of 1,850 metres Tarija is a good place to acclimatize before venturing in to the higher altitudes of Bolivia.

5. It is one of the cleaner cities in Bolivia and is not affected by commercial pollution.

6. It is in the main wine region of Bolivia and has easy access to the tropics and Altiplano regions of Bolivia or to Argentina.
  
7. It still has a unique indigenous population who wear their traditional clothing and enjoy a more traditional way of life. The western world culture hasn’t taken over yet.

Find out more by contacting Altiplano Spanish.