Travel Information

Plane Information

Boliviana de Aviacion (BOA), Miami Florida – Phone: +1 – 305 – 591 – 3217

https://www.boa.bo/BoAWebsite

The most popular international airport in Bolivia is Santa Cruz, where most international airlines converge, but if you wish you can enter Bolivia via La Paz.

Being located in the center of Bolivia, Cochabamba is the most accessible city of Bolivia, with many and varied ways to reach it, we advise you to arrive by plane, via Santa Cruz, the flight time is 45 minutes and the cost is not greater than $ 100 dollars, Round Trip

Taxi Service

For attendees arriving by plane, we suggest that they being able to take an official taxi from the airport, they are quite safe. Otherwise you can also coordinate with your hotel that includes transfer airport hotel airport.

The distances are quite short to the center of the city and to most of the hotels from 15 to 20 minutes depending on the traffic.

The cost of official taxis range between $ 5 dollars

The hotel transfers can cost $ 10 dollars, the benefit is a driver who speaks English.

We suggest that attendees only use verified taxi-services when traveling Cochabamba. Particularly, the conference committee recommends the use of 'Ciudad Jardin‘, you can request either the organizing committee of the conference or your hotel that they can ask for a private taxi

The cost of transportation in Cochabamba is not to expensive and the distances are not quite long, so the cost of the mobile can range between 3 to 5 dollars.

Itinerary Flights Miami - Cochabamba

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Information of Cochabamba

See also : Holidays in Cochabamba   Cochabamba

 

People and cultura

Currently, Cochabamba is among Bolivia's most economically and socially progressive cities. Commensurate with other large cities in the Andean highlands of South America, Cochabamba is a city of contrasts. Its central commercial districts, bounded by Plaza Colón and Plaza 14 de Septiembre, are generally equipped with modern urban amenities and are where the majority of the city's business and commercial industries are based. An active nightlife is centered around Calle España and along the broad, tree-lined boulevard, El Prado. In contrast, the remote area adjacent to the Wilstermann International Airport is visibly impoverished, with adobe homes and unpaved roads, which is often the first impression visitors acquire while commuting into the city.

The most widely spoken language in Cochabamba is Spanish. Although the Spanish that is spoken in the Cochabamba region is generally regarded as rather conservative in its phonetics and vocabulary.

The city's demographics consist of the following visible groups in order of prevalence: Western Hemispheric indigenous (mostly of Quechua and Aymara ethnicity), Mestizo or mixed Indigenous, and a minority of white Caucasoid and mixed white (Criollos).

The area where Cochabamba is situated is commonly referred to as the granary of Bolivia. Its climate is milder than that of the Altiplano region to the west and thus permits extensive agriculture, including grains, potatoes, and coffee in the highlands and sugar cane, cocoa beans, tobacco, and fruit in the Chapare tropical lowlands, an area that had been one of the country's main coca-leaf-producing regions.

Cochabamba is also the industrial hub of Bolivia, producing cars, cleaning products, cosmetics, chemicals, and other items like cement. The economy of Cochabamba is characterized by produce goods and services. Recently, the software industry is becoming important with one big company (Jalasoft) and several small software developers.