Toilets

  • Toilet humor becomes the norm in Bolivia. First and foremost, you’ll have to learn to live with the fact that facilities are nonexistent on nearly all buses (except for a few of the luxury ones).
  • Smelly, poorly maintained baños públicos (public toilets) abound and charge about B$1 in populated areas and B$5 in the wilderness, such as near the Salar de Uyuni.
  • Carry toilet paper with you wherever you go, at all times!
  • Toilet paper isn’t flushed down any Bolivian toilet – use the wastebaskets provided.
  • Use the facilities at your hotel before heading out.
  • Some budget hotels and hostels can be stingy with toilet paper. It's best to always come armed with your own.