Most backpackers beeline for central La Paz to find a bed. The area around the Mercado de Hechicería (Witches' Market; between Illampu, Santa Cruz and Sagárnaga) is about as close as Bolivia gets to a travelers' ghetto. If you want to live closer to movie theaters, a wider array of restaurants and a bar or two, consider staying closer to Sopocachi. For more upmarket luxury, look along the lower Prado and further south in the Zona Sur. The Lonely Planet effect is in full force in La Paz, and our top picks often require reservations.