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Santa Cruz

 Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz de la Sierra was founded in 1561 by the Spaniard Nuflo de Chaves, 220km east of its current location. Around the end of the 16th century, however, it proved vulnerable to indigenous attack and was moved to its present position, 50km east of the Cordillera Oriental foothills.

Over the past four decades, Santa Cruz mushroomed from a backwater cow town of 30,000 to its present position as Bolivia's second largest city, with its population well over a million. The concurrent explosion of the cocaine trade may not be coincidental. Though growth continues at a phenomenal rate, this cosmopolitan city on the edge of a retreating wilderness retains traces of its dusty past: It has direct flights to Miami and Europe, but sloths still laze in trees in the main plaza. Visitors enjoy the tropical ambience and frontier feel, and it's a good base for exploring some still pristine rain forests and 18th century Jesuit missions.



Santa Cruz Hotels

Camino Real Hotel - Equipetrol Norte Y 4TO Anillo Santa Cruz 2130 Bolivia
Los Tajibos Hotel - Ave San Martin 455 Santa Cruz Bolivia
Yotau All Suites Hotel - Ave San Martin no 7 Santa Cruz Bolivia
Hotel Arenal - Beni 340 Santa Cruz de la sie Bolivia
Camino Real Hotel - Uipetrol Norte Y 4 To Anillo , Santa Cruz, Bolivia
Yotau Suites Hotel - Av. San Martin 7 Barrio Equipeteol, Santa Cruz, Bolivia
Hotel Continental Park - Av. Cañoto # 289 esq. Junin, Santa Cruz Bolivia
Hotel Caparuch - Av San Martin 1717, Santa Cruz
Hotel La Quinta - Calle Aruma, Barrio Urbari, Santa Cruz, 1007
Gran Hotel - Calle Pari 59, Santa Cruz +591 (0) 3 348 811
Los Tajibos - Avenue San Martin 455, Santa Cruz, 2966 +591 (0) 3 421 000
Residencial Bolivar - C/ Sucre No 131, Santa Cruz +591 (0) 3 342 500
Italia Hotel - Calle Rene Moreno 167, Santa Cruz +591 (0) 3 323 119
Camino Real Hotel - Callek No 279, Santa Cruz, 2130 +591 (0) 3 423 535
La Paz - La Paz 69, Santa Cruz +591 (0) 3 331 728
Yotau Suites Hotel - Avenida San Martin, Santa Cruz +591 (0) 3 367 799

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Residencial Rey Artuno Hotel
Alojamiento Santa Barbara Hotel
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