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Santa Cruz de la Sierra, often referred to as simply Santa Cruz, is an autonomous city in Bolivia. Founded on 26 February 1561, the city is situated on the Pirai River in eastern Bolivia. It serves as the capital of the Santa Cruz department. Santa Cruz is the most populous city in Bolivia and is one of the fastest-growing cities in the world. The metro occupies an area of 1,407 km2 and resides at an elevation of 416 m (1,365 ft) above mean sea level.

What to see & do

Amboro National Park

Amboro National Park is a two-hour drive from Santa Bolivia. The protected area is small but is incredibly diverse. In fact, it is home to the world's highest recorded bird numbers, in addition to its large variety of wildlife. However, Amboro National Park is also one of the least visited National Parks in the world, with only 50% of the area ever been explored. The spectacular Jardin De Las Delicas Waterfalls on the border of the natural park is one of its rarely visited features. Activities to try in Amboro National Park are trekking, birdwatching, swimming in the waterfalls and rivers, and wildlife viewing.

San Miguelito Jaguar Conservation Reserve

The San Miguelito Jaguar Conservation Ranch is a cattle farm developed for Eco Tourism. It is the only one of its kind in the area that has kept its forests intact, thereby becoming a reserve for a variety of wildlife. The most notable animal present in San Miguelito is the Jaguar, but there are other wildcats. There are also populations of monkeys, ocelots, anacondas, tapirs, and more. Various activities can be done here, such as night driving, trekking, fishing, and going on canoe trips.

Kaa-Iya del Gran Chaco National Park and Integrated Management Natural Area

Kaa Iya National Park is the largest national park in Bolivia and one of the largest in South America. Kaa Iya is part of the largest dry tropical woodforest in the world. It is widely known to have a larger surface area than Belgium. The park has over 100 distinct mammal species, 89 snake species, 301 bird species, 880 species of vascular plants, 28 species of spore plants, and many others. The national park sits on the border with Paraguay in the Cordillera Province and Chiquitos Province.

How to get around within Santa Cruz

The most common way to get around Santa Cruz is by local buses, or micros. Micros 17 and 18 circulate the first ring, while Micros 72 and 73 circulate the second ring. Micro 69 and 100 can take you from Parque Urbano to the centre. There are also shared taxis that provide service, called trufis. These are faster and more comfortable than micros. Of course, there are also regular cabs.

How to get there

The largest and most modern airport in Bolivia is Viru Viru International Airport, located in Santa Cruz de la Sierra. Bolivia's flag carrier, Boliviana de Aviación, operates flights to Santa Cruz from Buenos Aires, Cobija, Cochabamba, La Paz, Madrid, Miami, Salta, São Paulo, Sucre, Tarija, and Trinidad. Other airlines serving the airport include Aerolíneas Argentinas, Amaszonas, Copa Airlines, EcoJet, TAM - Transporte Aéreo Militar, and LAN Airlines. These airlines and a few others operate commercial passenger service from cities such as Miami, Lima, Quito, Asunción, and Santiago de Chile.

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