La Petite Porte
No prices found through our partners. Please contact the business directly or check some of our recommended alternatives.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Continental Breakfast
TravelPod Member ReviewsLa Petite Porte Uyuni
We stepped through the tiny door into this lovely French run place. Christophe the owner was very personable and friendly. Our room was warm, the beds were comfy, the bathroom was beautifully tiled with ample scalding water. No internet to speak of but we are in Uyuni so this is to be expected. e had a horrid early flight so Christophe offered to make us a takeaway breakfast, which turned out to be excellent egg and bacon sandwiches, yogurt and nice juice, and some biscuits. Would definitely recommend this place. Just on the edge of town and quiet.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
TripAdvisor Reviews La Petite Porte Uyuni
Travel Blogs from Uyuni
... an English speaking guide, but I speak Spanish, better than our guide speaks English, which is pretty awful. Luckily, a German guy (Cedric) on the tour, can speak English & Spanish, so translates for us. We make a few different photo op stops, as we drive the 4wd along the salt flats. Cedric is a photographer and loves showing off his photos, along the way. We stop at an old train wreck that we can climb over, and get a funny naked photo of Sam standing on me on the ...
... most part). There are also vast lakes that are home to thousands of pink flamengos and you will also see llamas (thousands), ostrichs, and a few foxes, chinchillas and flocks of wild birds that have an interesting habit of taking off in front of your jeep, hundreds at a time.
Of the more man made attractions there are ramshackle ancient ruins, a very impressive rock statue field, a spooky deserted ...
... from all over the island, looking out at the almost nothingness. The salt flats are famous for the ability to do perspective photos (have a google if you want to know more, or see some good examples) so my contributions were pacman and some toy soldiers/army toys; others brought a Pringles tube, a boat, a chess set, and a fluffy alpaca toy. My camera let me down as it had a lot of problems with the focus- I guess it ...
... with her pleated skirt, coloured shawl and bowler hat balanced upon two shiny black braids. You will see her everywhere.
Why the bowler hat you may wonder? They have the British to thank for that. Back in the 1920 somethings when bowler hats were the rage, someone thought he would make his fortune in Bolivia with these hats, which were initially intended to be sold to the Bolivian men. For a small people, the Bolivians had larger heads than expected, and ...
... been used for carting salt, minerals and metals out of the country in the past. Here we came across Matt, who we had met in Bogota, Colombia! Seems like such a long time ago...
From here we continued to the small town of Colchani, where we looked around briefly before continuing on to the salt mounds (small mounds, although perspective photos that I had seen had me expecting small mountains!) and the only (retired) salt hotel on the ...