Planning on taking that special someone on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to South America? Then be sure to include Bolivia on your itinerary, because this vast and exotic nation has ample enchanting locales for couples to relish in some quality alone time. Not sure where to go? Check out our list of Bolivia’s most romantic destinations.
Isla del Sol
Famous for its breathtaking views of the snowcapped Andes above and the glimmering Lake Titicaca below, Isla del Sol is one of Bolivia’s most magical destinations and a must for lovers looking to disconnect for a day or two. Opt for a private bungalow overlooking the lake and be sure to visit Las Velas come sundown, a rustic restaurant where diners can enjoy world-class Italian cuisine in an intimate candlelit setting.
The Salar de Uyuni
For a truly romantic salt flats experience, give those crowded backpacker tours a wide berth and opt for something more luxurious instead. Situated on the edge of the vast white desert is the opulent Palacio del Sal, a dreamy hotel made entirely from locally sourced salt. Better yet, if the budget permits consider booking into the bespoke Blink in Bolivia experience, a compound of luxurious custom built lodgings that will be erected right in the middle of the Salar.
There’s nothing like a boozy vineyard tour to reconnect with your significant other, and in Bolivia, there is no better place to do so than the southern city of Tarija. As the epicenter of the nation’s burgeoning wine industry, the rolling hills and sweeping valleys of this charming region are paramount to romance. Aside from having a tipple, there is an abundance of colonial architecture, natural attractions, and quaint little villages to explore.
If you and your partner have a thing for the Wild West, then best make a beeline for the badlands of Tupiza. This rugged region is awash with earthy colored canyons and cactus-filled quedabras, the perfect place to live out those cowboy fantasies on the back of a trusty steed. Of course, history buffs wouldn’t want to miss the town where Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid went out in a blaze of gun-toting glory. Yeehah, partner!
Refugio Los Volcanes
Intrepid couples exploring the little known eastern side of the country might elect to unwind in this intimate eco-hotel. Nestled among lush mountains on the doorstep of one of Bolivia’s best national parks, it’s an exquisite romantic getaway for lovers who long to reconnect with nature.
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Perched in the subtropical Yungas just a short ride from La Paz, this delightful African influenced town has all the breathtaking views and tourist-friendly infrastructure one could possibly need for an idyllic romantic holiday. For maximum relaxation, arrive midweek to beat the crowds and opt for a hotel with uninterrupted valley views. Zip-lines, zoos, and hiking trails are available, or just sit back by the pool with a drink in hand and take in those views.
A popular spot for retiree expats from all corners of the globe, the laidback village of Samaipata enchants travelers with its lush natural surrounds. In town, a plethora of chic boutique hotels and excellent contemporary restaurants ensure couples can enjoy a bit of modern decadence along with their well-earned nature fix.
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