Road trip from La Paz to Mecapaca, Bolívia.

06 Sep

view from the Hotel Andino, Mecapaca

One of the great attractions of Mecapaca is that it is only 45 minutes from La Paz city center and even closer to the Zona Sur (the southern suburbs of La Paz). Moreover, it is easily reached by taxi or one of the regular minibuses. Minibuses (number 253–look for the “Mecapaca” sign on the dashboard) leave for Mecapaca regularly from Plaza Humbolt, a small plaza on the right as you cross into the Zona Sur. Mecapaca is the “end of the line” so transportation back is not a problem. We went by car, a family of friends (2 adults, 2 kids) kindly invited us to join them for lunch at a popular hotel/restaurant in Mecapaca. Close to our end-point, is the well-known Valle de la Luna (Valley of the Moon), a popular tourist destination with strange eroded sandstone formations – but hopefully, will be hit on a future trip… we’re still adjusting to the new lifestyle, altitude and the curvy roads, so, would’ve been a bit much to ask the kids to endure… For the time being, enjoy the images from our recent road trip!

How we got there:

The Curvy, Bumpy, No-Shoulder Roads… and the Reward!


Posted by on September 6, 2012 in BOLIVIA, photography, TRAVEL


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13 responses to “Road trip from La Paz to Mecapaca, Bolívia.

    • 3rdCultureChildren

      August 10, 2017 at 11:31 am

      Hey there! Thanks again for the visit and please, we would love if you could take a moment to check out our Updated TravelBlog on Instagram! It would be great to hear your feedback/comments on our IG profile! Just click here and enjoy! ☺ Thank you in advance!


  1. joshbakerwriter

    September 11, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    I agree with colonialist. Beautiful and wild. Nice job.


  2. colonialist

    September 6, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    Such rugged terrain – and then, such beauty!


    • 3rdCultureChildren

      September 6, 2012 at 8:11 pm

      Agree! the whole drive is pretty amazing… no shoulder on the right (aka cliff!), refused to look down, and yet, so beautiful! Thanks for stopping by, Colonialist! 😮


  3. cobbies69

    September 6, 2012 at 11:45 am

    Absolutely gorgeous post and pictures,, love ’em 😉


    • 3rdCultureChildren

      September 6, 2012 at 11:48 am

      Thank you so very much, Cobbies69! I’ll try to keep them coming! 😮



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