Our Neighbourhood- Sopocachi

 


OVERVIEW:

  • Rendezvous is located in a neighborhood called Sopocachi
  • Safest, ¨middle class¨neighbourhood in the center of La Paz
  • Not traditionally considered a touristic neighborhood  
  • Home to the majority of “ex-pats” and foreigner’s residing for extended periods of time
  • Best time to go: 08:00 to 24:00
  • The SOHO of La Paz, boasting its unique ¨bohemian¨ style 
  • Home to the cities best (restaurants, bars, art galleries, discoteques, cinemas, and concert venues)
  • Once was home to all embassies but now few are left having relocated to the Zona Sur

 


TRANSPORTATION/GETTING AROUND:

  • There are 5 different modes of transportation available: taxis, collectivos, trufis, the elevated cable car (teleferico), and walking.
  • Central station of the yellow line elevated cable car system located 2 blocks from the Plaza España
  • There are 4 main avenues running through Sopocachi which feed into the transportation veins of the entires city: Arce, 6 de Agosto, 20 de Octubre, and Sanchez Lima  
  • The Arce and 20 de Octubre will take you north towards the center (home to San Francisco Cathedral and The Witch’s Market)
  • The 6 de Agosto and Sanchez Lima will take you south towards the middle and southern parts of the city thru Obrajes and the Zona Sur.
  • Taxis anywhere in the city are between 10bs and 25bs ($1.50USD and $3.50USD)

 


WHAT TO SEE:

  • Yellow cable car. The Sopocachi station passes very close to the Plaza España. 
  • Monticulo park/viewing point
  • Bolivian president´s house.
  • Trillizo bridge
  • Victorian, modernistic, and Romanesque style architecture  
  • Sopocachi market