The country of Bolivia has Andean peaks, the lowlands of its portion of the Gran Chaco, the Chiquitania savanna, and Amazon rainforest. Africans, Asians, and Europeans live there as well as Amerindians and Mestizos. This is a multilingual population that speaks Spanish, Guarani, Aymara, Quechua, and 34 other official languages. Yes folks, 38 languages.

Reforestation efforts are in progress in upper river basins, where soil and water quality were also on the decline. There are more than 2900 animal species in Bolivia, and a unique piece of legislation called the Law of the Rights of Mother Earth accords other forms of natural life the same rights as humans Mineral wealth, fishing, agriculture, and forestry are important parts of its economy. Important crops include peppers, peanuts, palm, and potatoes.

Bolivians often take an afternoon tea time, but tend to consume the smoky yerba mat├® beverage. Quinoa is a popular grain, and corn and beans show up very frequently on plates. Piquant aj├¡ sauce contains ingredients like tomatoes, cilantro, aj├¡ pepper, onions, and water. In La Paz, you can get all kinds of organic, local, and Krishna food, and beverages like fresh juices and beer or wine. Santa Cruz has a Chinese restaurant or two and an organic farm where you can eat (but are encouraged to stay and participate). Shops with natural food provisions are pretty widespread.

Chuquisaca Department


Santa Cruz