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Health & safety

Dangers & annoyances

Watch your cash stash, especially around the train and bus stations. Readers have reported groups of young men pretending to help buy tickets or transfer luggage to a bus, and then taking off with backpacks. Carnaval is a godsend for competent pickpockets, bag-slashers and con artists.

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While you're there

Medical services

Policlínica Oruro (524-2871; Rodríguez) Near Plaza la Unión, this is Oruro’s best hospital.

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