Santa Cruz is the main transport hub for people visiting Bolivia, and many travelers will fly into the city before heading out to journey to the salt flats or to spend a few days in La Paz. This is of benefit to travelers, as it will allow them to begin their acclimatization to Bolivia’s high altitude, which can often be problematic for some people when they reach the altiplano, or high plain, of La Paz and the Uyuni salt flats. Given its location close to the Andes, there is also a wealth of outdoor activities to partake in if you are a nature lover or adventure sport enthusiast. There is plenty of wildlife watching to be done in the surrounding area, and there are many tours that will take you to the outskirts to spot some animals, especially in the Amboró National Park, just 150km away from Santa Cruz. Sand boarding is also a favorite with adrenaline junkies, as well as white water rafting and horse riding. There is certainly something for everyone in Santa Cruz, whether you want to indulge in some urban fun or prefer to hang out in the wild and get your blood pumping.
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