Must-see shopping in La Paz

  • Top Choice

    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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Artesanía Sorata

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

  • Sampaya Outdoor Equipment

    The best of Illampu's many outdoor stores, with backpacks, tents, hiking shoes, coats, pants and other trekking gear.

  • Comart Tukuypaj

    Offers export-quality, fair-trade llama, alpaca and artesanías (handcrafts) from around the country.

  • El Ceibo

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

  • Kodak

    For passport-sized photos and printing. The helpful staff can also arrange someone to fix a broken camera.

  • Eros Sex Shop

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

  • Cava de Bodegas

    Award-winning, high-altitude Bolivian vintages are available at this small wine-and-liquor store.