Stadium in La Paz

Estadio Hernando Siles

The popularity of fútbol (soccer) in Bolivia is comparable to that in other Latin American countries. Matches are played at Estadio Hernando Siles. Sundays are the big game days, and Wednesdays and Saturdays also ha…
Classical Music in La Paz

Las Flaviadas

Flavio Machicado opened his home to music lovers in 1922 and the paceña tradition is continued by his son, Eduardo. Enter the genteel Sopocachi home and listen to two hours of classical music, from Bach to Bolivian …
Wrestling in La Paz

Cholitas Wrestling

Wrestling matches between indigenous women (derogatively called cholitas) has become popular in recent years. The staged bouts take part in El Alto on Sunday afternoons. You can go on your own, but for ease of mind,…
Traditional Music in Santa Cruz

El Rincón Salteño

Traditional peñas (folk-music programs) are scarce in modern Santa Cruz, but this is an excellent choice. Positioned on the second anillo, there’s a great variety of musical styles, from Argentine guitarists to Cuba…
Theater in La Paz

Teatro Municipal Alberto Saavedra Pérez

The Teatro Municipal Alberto Saavedra Pérez has an ambitious program of folklore shows, folk-music concerts and foreign theatrical presentations. It’s a great old restored building with a round auditorium, elaborate…
Dance in Coroico & Yolosa

Oasis Diskoteka

After midnight, when the restaurant bars shut, it’s time for Oasis and a pitcher of Huari with the locals because, let's face it, you didn't get enough of Bolivia's non-stop cumbia party on the bus ride to town, did…
Traditional Music in La Paz

Peña Huari

The city's best-known peña is aimed at tourists and Bolivian business people. The attached restaurant specializes in Bolivian cuisine, including llama steak, Lake Titicaca trout, charquekan (jerky) and salads.
Live Music in Cochabamba


Things don't get going at this underground music spot until late. DJs, live raggaeton, cumbia, jazz, techno – pretty much everything under the sun. Cheap beer and an Italian menu will get you started if you're there…
Live Music in La Paz

Centro Arte y Culturas Bolivianos

This arts complex has rotating exhibits, live music (Thursday through Saturday), a decent restaurant and terrace cafe. They call it the Luna Llena rock bar come 8pm.
Dance in La Paz

Traffic Dance

Popular for cocktails, live music – from world beats to disco – and all the attitude and dancing, including salsa lessons, you can muster. It's across from Ketal.