Sorata attractions

Top Choice Cave in Sorata

Gruta de San Pedro

A popular excursion, San Pedro Cave, known in the Aymará language as Chussek Uta (House of Owls), is approximately 500m deep, with an enclosed lagoon that can be crossed in pedal boats (B$5 per person, and recommend…
Viewpoint in Sorata

Mirador Wila Kollu

This vertigo-inducing lookout 3035m above Sorata is, quite literally, breathtaking. To reach it, walk (or hire a taxi, B$80) up the road to Laripata. Just before Laripata you'll see a small trail off to the left lea…
Cave in Sorata

Las Cuevas del Rio San Cristobal

A short 3km round-trip hike down the road past Altai Oasis takes you to these small caves by the river where rural farmers used to sleep before market days in Sorata. The caves themselves aren't super impressive but…
Plaza in Sorata

Plaza General Enrique Peñaranda

The main square, Plaza General Enrique Peñaranda, is Sorata’s showcase. With the town’s best view of the nevados (snow-capped mountain peaks), it’s graced by towering date palms and immaculate gardens.
Bridge in Sorata

Puente Colgante

A nice walk below town on Camino del Río leads to a hanging bridge over Río San Cristobal with gorgeous views down the valley.
Historic Building in Sorata

Casa Günther

It’s worth taking a look at Casa Günther, a rambling, historic mansion in the northeast corner of the plaza that now houses the Residencial Sorata. It was built in 1895 as the home of the Richters, a quinine-trading…
Church in Sorata


This large cream-colored church towers above the plaza.