Welcome to San Ignacio de Moxos
San Ignacio de Moxos is a friendly, tranquil indigenous Moxos village, 92km west of Trinidad, with an ambience quite distinct from any other Bolivian town. The people speak an indigenous dialect known as ignaciano, and their lifestyle, traditions and food are unique. The best time to visit is during the annual festival on July 30 and 31. This is when the villagers let their hair down and get their feather headgear up, and don’t stop drinking, dancing and letting off fireworks for three days.
The village was founded as San Ignacio de Loyola by the Jesuits in 1689. In 1749 it suffered pestilence and had to be shifted to its present location on healthier ground.