Cochabamba is Bolivia's 4th largest city and a great alternative for those who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of La Paz.
The city is known for having the best food in Bolivia and you will find a mix of International and Bolivian restaurants. Cochabambinos also take pride in having the biggest Christ statue (bigger than Rio!) in the world.
Chilled out Cochabamba does not have a whole lot of attractions, but you can use the downtime to focus on your work if needed. It is also a good idea to stop here in order to break up a journey from La Paz to Sucre or vice-versa.
Cochabamba is relatively safer as compared to La Paz, but you should still be aware of the muggings and pickpockets.
Women digital nomads should consider calling a radio taxi versus hailing one from the streets. The area around the bus station is considered unsafe.
If you are making your way up to the Cristo of Cochabamba statue, thieves tend to hide out in the bushes along the trail. So if you bring a camera or anything of value, be sure to take the cable car instead of making the trip on foot. You should also avoid La Cancha at night.
The city has a year-round pleasant climate, earning Cochabamba a tagline of “city of eternal spring.” At around 8,400 feet of altitude, the sunny dry highland weather rarely gets too hot or cold.
The best time to visit is from August through November (spring), when sunshine is abundant and nights are pleasantly cool.