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…
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…
Cultural Center in Sucre

Instituto Cultural Boliviano Alemán

Offers recommended Spanish lessons with homestay options and also runs Quechua classes. ICBA has a German-language library and listings of rooms for rent.
Jazz in La Paz

Thelonious Jazz Bar

Bebop fans love this charmingly low-key bar for its live and often impromptu performances and great atmosphere. The marquee promotes upcoming sessions.
Club in Cochabamba

Lujo’s Discoteca y Karaoke

A popular dancing spot is Lujo’s Discoteca y Karaoke, which, when the clientele don’t take the music into their own hands, plays salsa and pop.
Live Performance in Sucre

Orígenes Bolivianos

A nightly dinner theater that features Bolivian folklore show including dances, music and costumes from across the country. Show begins at 8pm.