Top things to do in San José de Chiquitos

Church in San José de Chiquitos

Jesuit Mission Church

San José has the only stone Jesuit mission church and merits a visit even if you miss all the others. Although the main altar is nearly identical to those in other nearby missions and has vague similarities to churc…
Ruins in San José de Chiquitos

Parque Histórico Santa Cruz la Vieja

A few kilometers outside town, this is the site of the original city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra. The only thing left behind of the old city is an abandoned guardhouse. It's 2.5km south of the main plaza.
Barbecue in San José de Chiquitos

Churrasqueria El Rafa

Locals give this place on the southwest corner of the plaza the thumbs up, but your arteries might not. The lunchtime buffet includes more salads and pasta in addition to meat.
Bolivian in San José de Chiquitos

Sabor Chiquitano

Delicious juices and a good choice of mains as well as snacks such as tasty empanadas make this a solid choice. Service is friendly and there's an outdoor terrace right on the square.
Museum in San José de Chiquitos


Next to the church is a small museum with information about all 10 Jesuit missions in the area. The admission fee includes entrance to the church.