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Santa Cruz, Bolivia

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Cosmopolitan flair blends seamlessly with the wild in Santa Cruz

Discover the vibrant allure of Santa Cruz, Bolivia, where cultural treasures, lush landscapes, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere converge.

In Bolivia's eastern lowlands, Santa Cruz welcomes you with its warm climate, lush greenery, and relaxed ambiance that sets the perfect tone for exploration. The city serves as a gateway to the diverse natural wonders of Bolivia, making it an ideal starting point for your journey.

Delve into the cultural treasures of Santa Cruz by exploring its historic centre. Wander through the charming streets and admire the colonial architecture, exemplified by the magnificent Basílica Menor de San Lorenzo, an impressive cathedral dating back to the 18th century.

Visit the Museo de Historia, where you can trace the fascinating history of the region, from pre-Columbian times to the present day. Explore the indigenous art and artifacts on display, offering insights into the rich heritage of Santa Cruz and its surrounding regions.

Nature enthusiasts will be delighted by the natural beauty that surrounds Santa Cruz. Escape to the lush wilderness of Amboró National Park, a tropical paradise teeming with biodiversity where you can follow hiking trails through dense forests, spot colourful birds and exotic wildlife and waterfalls with crystal-clear streams.

Take a journey to Samaipata, a quaint village located near Santa Cruz, and discover the UNESCO World Heritage site of El Fuerte. This archaeological site holds ancient ruins dating back to pre-Inca civilisations, featuring intricate carvings and stone sculptures that offer a glimpse into the region's ancient past.

For a taste of Santa Cruz's cosmopolitan side, explore its bustling markets, trendy cafes, and upscale shopping centres. No exploration of Santa Cruz is complete without savouring its culinary delights. Indulge in the flavours of Bolivian cuisine, where succulent llama meat, aromatic spices, and traditional delights such as salteñas tantalize the taste buds. Sip on api morada, a warming corn-based beverage, as you immerse yourself in the city's vibrant culinary tapestry.

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