Coroico is probably the most scenic little town in Bolivia. A cute village with a great climate, halfway
up a forested mountain slope, with views of tropical valleys, crowned by the Royal Mountain Range. At just 3 hours from the harsh climate and sparse vegetation of La Paz, the capital of Bolivia, Coroico is best known as a place to just chill and enjoy the sun, to eat well and go for a swim. We'll help you enjoy the Good Life with a selection of some of the finest restaurants and hotels.
The Subtropical Splendour of Coroico invites you to plunge in several rivers, for sunbathing
on the hot rocks of the river bed and just enjoying the overwhelmingly green nature.
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On the edge of the national park lies a little community hidden in the forest. A community founded by German jews, who managed to escape pre-war Germany. The best way to reach it is taking a jungle trail. On the way, cross some dodgy wooden suspension bridges. On the way back, swim in the river and cross through the coca fields.
But if you take a good look around, you'll see there's
an awful lot more to do. Coroico is A Walkers' Paradise with dozens of options for
independent or guided walks, which are spectacular in the diversity of views, trails, wildlife, nature,
culture and agriculture they allow you to discover. Trips range from 3 hours to 3 days. The most famous is the El Choro Inca Trail, taking you from the chilly Cumbre at almost 5000 meters down to the jungle at 1000 meters above sea level. This trail and the nature around it are duly protected by the Cotapata National Park, which reaches all the way to the Coroico River.
For many, Coroico is just the place to have lunch after descending the "Most Dangerous Road in the World" on a mountain bike. And though this is one of the most worthwhile excursions in the country, you'd be missing out on a lot if you don't stay around for at least 2 nights. After this trip, you might be ready for some single track experience through the Coroico jungle, or maybe take a horse on a stroll through the countryside.
For the adventurous there are lots
of options: walking through rivers or crossing through the "green hell" you can reach places
like the forgotten Kori Wayku Inca trail, the haunted Perolani waterfalls, unspoiled cloud forest at the Gates of the Devil,...
Coroico is a great place to hang around for a while, with lots of things to do and with a low cost of living.
If you're looking for a place to stay and learn Spanish, look no further. There are few tourists, so you'll have
to speak Spanish a lot. Private lessons are available at low costs.