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La Paz Travel Guide

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Plan Your La Paz Vacation

Perched on the edge of the altiplano, La Paz overlooks a landscape of great—if stark—beauty. If you fly into Aeropuerto Internacional El Alto, the plateau breaks without warning and reveals the deep, jagged valley that cradles the town. At dusk, as the sun sets on the bare flatlands that surround La Paz, a reddish glow envelops the city's greatest landmark: the towering, snow-capped

peaks of Illimani.

The city is nestled in a bowl-shape valley and ranges in altitude from 10,168 to 13,450 feet above sea level. The altitude might make things difficult at first, but it also ensures that La Paz is free of heat and humidity, and devoid of mosquitoes and other pesky insects.

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