The Luxury Life in Bolivia – Bolivia might not be the first destination atop your travel bucket list, but this wild and untouched land is beginning to see a surge in tourism, thanks to its neighbor, Peru. If you enjoy off-the-beaten-path locations, the cloud forests, dramatic mountains, and deserts, or you’ve always wanted to see the Amazon Basin, you’ll find Bolivia has a lot to discover. The country is still in the infant stages of developing tourism, and luxury options are a bit limited, but it’s still a rewarding adventure.
La Paz, the capital city of Bolivia, will soon rival more well-known Andean cities. The energetic vibe offers a bit of something for every taste. Architectural wonders include buildings from the Spanish Colonial period, as well as those of the Republican Period, and between these two styles you’ll find a host of sites that hearken to the indigenous cultures of this vibrant country – sites that are still a part of the everyday for the local population.
Zona Sur, or South Zone, is becoming a rather affluent portion of La Paz, attracting a population of business people and dramatic artists. You’ll see a dazzling array of mansions belonging to these ultra elite, and realize immediately this is the place to be for the rich and famous. The country’s finest eateries, clubs, and hotels are located in Zona Sur – ATIX is the first hotel in Bolivia to be luxury-focused.
ATIX is a chic, contemporary boutique hotel combining modern luxuries with authentic Bolivian charm and culture. The suites are designed with muted colors and highlighted by the vivid tones of exclusive artworks by Gaston Ugalde, a local Bolivian artist. The best part of ATIX is its lounge where you can relax by the pool, cocktail in hand, as you admire the incredible panorama of mountains.
About 95 miles from Zona Sur, along the border between Peru and Bolivia, Lake Titicaca remains a highlight of any visit. The lake’s cobalt blue waters with a backdrop of snow-capped Andean mountains in the distance would make any Instagrammer proud. Charter a private yacht to experience this body of water and all its lovely inlets and coves. As the sun begins to set, pour a glass of champagne.
Luxury isn’t about a price tag – it’s about the experience.