The Sama Mountain Range reserve offers one of the best touristy experiences in Bolivia highlands, the area has lagoons, dunes, archeological remains, cave paintings, and one of the best preserved inca pre columbian trails of Southamerica.
Tariquia Flora and Fauna Reserve is located to the Southeast of Tarija (South of Entre Rios town), and is close to the border with Argentina. Tariquia is the only area of Bolivia that protects well conserved examples of the Forest of the Tucumano - Bolivian Yungas.
The Casa Dorada (Golden House) has as one of its main features its highly symmetrical design. The front resembles a single tile made of several columns. The top portion has window openings with a semicircular groined arch atop of each one
The observatory has modern and powerful telescopes where the visitor can observe planets, constellations and appreciate different phenomena like eclipses, comets and others. It belongs to the Science Academy of Bolivia.
Located in the neighborhood of the same name, the mill preserves its colonial aspects. Here the Virgen del Rosario Festivity is held.
The Las Americas Avenue offers an extensive and beautiful stroll. Located at the side of the Guadalquivir River, it surrounds the southern part of the city.
The museum is open since 1940. It presents 700 pieces in its exhibitions. 505 of these pieces belong to mammals whose fossils have been found in the Quaternary Cave of Tarija and 195 pieces belong to spineless fossils from the Paleozoic era. The archaeological section has 5,000 pieces which are conformed by lithic and ceramic pieces, arrows tips, mugs, darts and others.
The House of Eustaquio Mendez works as a museum sice September 1966, exhibiting personal objects that belonged to the guerilla leader Jose Eustaquio Mendez and other relics of the War of Independence.
Construction of the San Francisco Church began in the 17th century, although its current facade corresponds to the 18th century. In 1610, people responsible for the temple headed the foundation of La Cofradia de Nuestra Señora de la Visitacion, composed by the freed black slaves residing in the city.
The San Francisco Museum is a repository that works since 1978 in San Francisco's Convent. It exhibits samples of colonial, religious and republican art.
The Metropolitan Cathedral of Tarija was built in 1810 by the Jesuits and declared a cathedral in 1925. At present, it runs a public school and in its interiors it harbors the Cathedral Museum that displays valuable objects such as oil paintings, silver work and gold chalices with stone inlays.
Iglesia de San Roque (the Church of San Roque) is built on wooden pitches, disposed in forms of columns. The temple has three wooden vessels in wooden and external eaves. The roof of tiles rests on a hurdle lattice. The church was remodeled in the second half of the nineteenth century by the Argentine architect Bustamante.
The San Juan Church was founded in 1632. The surrender of the Spaniards was signed here, and so the victory of the National Liberation Army was enacted, after the battle of La Tablada in April 1817. It is located in the area of the same name from which visitors can appreciate a panoramic view of the city.
With a total number of 17.000 books, the Library of the Franciscan Convent has become one of the most important academic reference centers for students and researches alike. Even though one of the oldest volumes was edited in 1501, the hard covers (most of which are made of goat skin) are still in good shape, and the actual art of the books themselves is just amazing.
Tomatas is a natural bathing resort located 5 Km. from the city of Tarija. Its beaches are bathed by waters from the Guadalquivir and Erquis rivers. Tomatas has a suspension bridge over it and a small park with a forest in it, a perfect site for an unforgettable picnic.
The Rincon de la Victoria is a paradisiacal vegetation spot located at 18 Km from the city. Being one of the main tourist attractions, it offers a close encounter with nature and its wonderful scenic views. Ideal for weekend trips and to spend a lovely weekend.
Located at 16 Km from the city of Tarija, the town of San Lorenzo displays Spanish colonial styles, wood-carved balconies and stone-layered streets. In this town is the house of Eustaquio "Moto" Mendez, hero of Bolivia's fight for independence from the Spanish rule and a beautiful church with an archaeological style from 1709. The house is currently a museum.
Villamontes is a Jungle town, its main attraction is sport fishing that is practiced in the Pilcomayo River during the whole year. Fishing is authorized only with fishhooks.
Yacuiba is a border town with Argentina and it is an important urban center. Its vegetation and fauna are diverse. A large highway links Bolivia to Argentina. Every year the FESTIFRONT event is held in Yacuiba.
At 40 meters of height, this natural beauty astonishes local residents and visitors alike. The water fall itself has a kind of mist formed from the water hitting the ground that is simply spectacular. Also, because of the particular angle of the mountains and the water fall, the water changes colors beautifully with the sunlight.
La Tablada is a historical compound about 4 Km. from the city of Tarija. Here the last battle against the Spaniards was fought. It is considered to be a historical place where the valiant Montoneros, lead by commander "Moto Mendez", took part in an epic day contributing to the cause of freedom.The Rodeo Chapaco is celebrated on the fields of La Tablada.
For those visitors who love archaeological investigations and adventure, we recommend visiting the town of Padcaya, located at 55 kilometers from Tarija. There visitors can find significant quantities of fossils and many other pieces that are worth examining and studying.
Chaguaya is located 60 kilometers from the city of Tarija. Its main attraction is the Sanctuary of the Virgin of Chaguaya, a site which is visited by thousands of pilgrims between August 15 and September 15.
Bermejo is a border town adjoining Aguas Blancas, Argentina.It is relaxing place in which it is possible to practice fishing. The "Festival Internacional del Lapacho" is held here. The main tourist attractions of the region are: El Chorro: A natural spa and El Cajon: Those who prefer adventure will find in "El Cajon" the best place for sport fishing.
One of the main attractions of Entre Rios is its abundant and varied flora. It is the scenario for one of the most famous folkloric festivities in the department: the festivity of "La Virgen de Guadalupe".
Located at 15 kilometers from the city of Tarija, Coimata is a natural attraction that has a water fall of crystalline water, which descends from two mountains. At the bottom of the fall, there is a pool that was formed naturally, and is a favorite among most visitors who enjoy its warm temperature.
In addition to the many natural bathing resorts, there is the one from San Andres, at about 25 kilometers from Tarija. Surrounded by two rivers, this beautiful place welcomes more than five thousand visitors every year for its Annual Potato Fair.
This is a trail located on the outskirts of the city of Tarija, at exactly seven kilometers from the center of Tarija. Thousands of visitors flock to San Luis, lured by the abundant and ornamental vegetation and the plantations filled with fruits and vegetables.
San Jacinto dam is located at 7 kilometers from the city. There is an asphalted road leading to this site, which is perfect for long, relaxing walks, marathons and other competitions. The dam is also one of the main tourist attractions of Tarija and it is the perfect spot to practice a series of water sports, such as swimming, kayaking and fishing.
Great part of the Chaco Region is conformed by immense plains that extend towards the south. It has rich wood forests and possesses important navigable rivers, such as the Pilcomayo River. Its fishing resources feed many human settlements, such as the Tobas and Matacos communities.
The attractive geological formations contrast with the sun-baked beaches of the opposite shores of the Tolomosita and San Jacinto rivers, and it is only at seven kilometers from the city.