The Wines of Tarija: Wine and Art Festival for 2016

The Wines of Tarija: Wine and Art Festival for 2016: Tarija, the capital of the wine region of Bolivia, is waiting for thousands of visitors to come to the 8th Wine and Art Festival for 2016 in March.

Altiplano Hotel Boutique is a 2016 Travelers' Choice Winner

Altiplano Hotel Boutique is a 2016 Travelers' Choice winner! This award is based on the reviews and opinions of our global travel community, and is the highest honor given by TripAdvisor.

Important Dates to note if you are planning to visit Tarija in February:

Important Dates to note if you are planning to visit Tarija in February:
  • February 4 - Comadres (effectively a public holiday with many businesses closing at midday)
  • February 6 - Children's Carnaval Parade on Avenida Intergracion from 9:00 am
  • February 7 - Adult's Carnaval Parade on Avenida Intergracion from 11:00 am
  • February 8 - Gran Mojazon Chapaca in the Plaza Principal 
  • February 21 - National Referendum and no motorized transport from 2:00 am (and likely an alcohol ban all day).
If you are looking for somewhere to stay please don't overlook Altiplano Hotel Boutique which has just been awarded the TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice award for 2016.

Destination Bolivia: Altiplano Hotel Boutique in Tarija, Bolivia

Destination Bolivia: Altiplano Hotel Boutique in Tarija, Bolivia: We are very proud to announce that once again Booking.com have awared our hotel a 9.5 guest review rating.  Therefore we remain the number...

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.