San Borja in detail

Flights & getting there

The San Borja to Trinidad road was once one of the worst in the country, but is on its way to being completely paved by 2020. Paved does not mean no potholes, however, and it may still be a hassle in the wet season. In theory, more services to Trinidad depart from San Borja than from Rurre, so you may find yourself here whether you like it or not, stranded and waiting.

Buses pull out several times daily from the bus terminal (2km southwest of the plaza; by moto-taxi B$4) for the Reserva de la Biosfera y Estación Biológica del Beni (B$20, one hour), San Ignacio de Moxos (B$70, three to four hours for shared taxi or minivan), Trinidad (B$100/120 in the dry/rainy season, six to eight hours) and Santa Cruz (B$200, 18 hours). There are frequent micro (small bus) services to Rurrenabaque (B$80, three hours) on a mostly paved road, which depart when full. Taxis to Yucumo (B$30, 40 minutes) depart when full – you may need to connect there for other transport.

If you’re Trinidad-bound, you'll cross the Río Mamoré on a balsa (raft); watch for pink river dolphins.