General Information

Department:

Santa Cruz

Capital:

Santa Cruz de la Sierra

Elevation:

400 m.a.s.l.

Climate:

Tropical climate, with summer temperatures between 23 and 33 degrees Celsius.

Official currency:

Bolivian peso

Time zone:

UTC-4

Main airport:

Viru Viru International Airport

Electricity

Voltage: 220/230V

Frequency: 50Hz

Plug types: A/C

Recommendations

The public transport system includes 132 bus lines that run through the city.

A Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system, also known as metrobus or express bus system, is also available.

Business hours

In Bolivia, business hours are usually Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Some companies take a long break from 12:30 to 2:30 pm; in this case, opening hours typically extend until 6:30 pm.

Banks are open from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. Certain branches of some banks open on Saturday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Shops usually open at 9:00 am and close around 7:00 pm. Most shops are closed on Sundays and holidays.

Many stores and supermarkets accept payments of up to US$20 in cash.

Tourist information

Santa Cruz de la Sierra has a variety of museums, cultural centers, religious sites, heritage buildings, a dancing water fountain in the park, nature reserves, multiple landmarks and points of interest, and typical cuisine for you to enjoy.

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