La Paz & Around shopping

Top Choice Arts & Crafts in La Paz


For a one-of-a-kind souvenir head to Walisuma, which works with 59 different Bolivian artisans. Star items include gorgeous (and ultrasoft) alpaca and vicuña textiles made with natural dyes. There are also quinoa so…
Market in La Paz

Mercado 16 de Julio

For an excellent market experience don’t miss the massive Mercado 16 de Julio, which stretches for many blocks along the main thoroughfare and across Plaza 16 de Julio. This shopaholic’s paradise has absolutely ever…
Books in La Paz

The Writer's Coffee

A gorgeous old-school bookstore with floor-to-ceiling shelves and great titles on local art and history. There's a chilled-out coffee shop in the front corner where you can dig in to your purchases or catch up on wi…
Arts & Crafts in La Paz

Artesanía Sorata

A community-focused project that specializes in export-quality handmade dolls, original alpaca products and other beautiful items.
Sports & Outdoors in La Paz

Sampaya Outdoor Equipment

The best of Illampu's many outdoor stores, with backpacks, tents, hiking shoes, coats, pants and other trekking gear.
Arts & Crafts in La Paz

Mistura Manifestación Creativa

Stop by this lovely little concept store for silver jewelry, bowler hats, alpaca sweaters or local wine and gin.
Arts & Crafts in La Paz

Comart Tukuypaj

Offers export-quality, fair-trade llama, alpaca and artesanías (handcrafts) from around the country.
Food & Drinks in La Paz

El Ceibo

Chocoholics mustn’t miss El Ceibo, an ecologically friendly producer of fantastic local chocolates.
Electronics in La Paz


For passport-sized photos and printing. The helpful staff can also arrange someone to fix a broken camera.
Fashion & Accessories in La Paz

Eros Sex Shop

All kinds of products and stimulants, because despite the altitude, you just might wanna get it on.