Winter is here! It’s starting to cool off. The weather is nice in the lowlands, but transit can still be a mess. The rains are nearly gone, and trekking, climbing and mountain-biking season begins.

Fiesta de la Cruz

The Festival of the Cross (May 3) brings revelry to Vallegrande (Santa Cruz), Cochabamba and Copacabana. Tinku ritual combats take place in rural communities around Potosí.

Gran Poder

Held in late May or early June, La Festividad de Nuestro Señor Jesús del Gran Poder in Laz Paz involves candle processions, elaborate costumes and dancing.