great location for:

Situated 300 metres below the altiplano, the city sprawls upwards around the steep sides of a canyon. Best viewed from above, with the snow-capped peaks of Mount Illimani in the background, La Paz is an interesting architectural mix of both modern and colonial styles. There are several good museums and a number of weird and wonderful traditional markets.

Nearby day excursions include the mysterious pre-Inca ruins at Tiwanaku. Travel north from La Paz, cross the Andes, then drop down through the cloud into the lush sub-tropical valley of the Yungas. Hummingbirds dart amongst the coffee and banana plantations. The little village of Coroico is a magical place to head to if you are looking for warmer temperatures and a few days at lower altitude.