Camino Real Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Minbar in room
- Airport Transportation
- Indoor pool
- High-speed internet in room
TravelPod Member ReviewsCamino Real Hotel Santa Cruz
My regular spot when in Santa Cruz. Located in Equipetrol off the main road from Viru Viru airport heading into the city
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We arrived in Santa Cruz at 7am and managed to find a bus to Cochabamba half an hour later so we rushed onto a new bus, still without having showered or brushed our teeth. We arrived in Cochabamba at 6pm thrilled to have a hot shower and some truly terrible Bolivian spaghetti - how can spaghetti be so terrible. ...
... and so didn't take this option. Instead we concentrated on Santa Cruz specific things to do, and, as we are all about the animals, decided to go to the Zoologico Municipal. It cost 10BOBs to get in, that's £1. The place is small but packs in a lot of animals, sadly because the cages are often small. We read that the zoo's animals are rescued animals, and the place is run by volunteers. Which made us feel a bit better about it. There we saw, amongst ...
... these bright yellow costumes (shirts) on that say "Holgazanes" and march through the streets in a parade with dozens of other groups that have their own bands, you will parade ahead of our band we have hired to follow us around for four days ", You will accompany another group called "Los Patrones" , it's only four or five kilometres and goes from around eight to three in the morning, you can pull out any time if you want though." Someone ...
... do they? What we did buy though were bags with a 2L bottle of juice (it gets hot and humid in the mines), coca leaves (the miners chew coca all day to keep them awake and free of hunger), and books for their children (this was a stupid gift and if I did it again I wouldn't buy these). Armed with our gifts, we headed to get our gear! Our gear included fashionable shirt and pant suits that were at best water resistant, large gumboots (it got very muddy!), a backpack for carrying our ...
... Bolivia to have a right-hand drive car. Thus, it's been converted. The steering wheel and column ripped out and fitted to the former passengers side of the car. the driver can't see the speedo, not that he cares I'm sure, and we frequently have to remind him to turn off his indicators. I suppose we should be thankful he's using indicators at all. He doesn't look like much of a dude but he clearly is, as he's filled the gaping whole that used to be the steering ...