Coroico is about 100 kilometers from La Paz, but it seems as if it were 1000, because the weather is quite different. While La Paz has a highland climate, at a 4000 meter altitude, Coroico has a subtropical climate, as it is the gateway to the Bolivian jungle . Its population is mostly Aymara, Afro-Bolivian mestizos and foreigners (who mainly come for tourism) but the town does not exceed 3000. The town is quite picturesque, but the best aspect is the big mountains that surround the town, covered by lush nature. An hour's walk from the village are the Black River and Coriguayo. The trails are full of all kinds of flowers, orchids, exotic birds and waterfalls, which are all abundant in the area. It's real pleasure, but one must be well-equipped for the rain, which is very common in this region.
Fish and pay. And enjoy yourself! This is a nice place with a natural lagoon where you can enjoy fishing safely. In addition to the personal attention of the owner and host, Dr. Tito Hurtado, offers traditional dishes like Majadito, Chicharrón fish, grilled duck, Cayman, exotic meats, the famous goofy and others of his creation. You can make yourself at home and enjoy a day ooutside close to the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra.
San Ignacio de Loyola de Velasco is the capital of the province of José Miguel de Velasco. It is 476 kilometers east of Santa Cruz on a road which is quite poor at times, and is on a hill next to the source of the Paragua River. It is a tourist center, with about 20,000 people, which is often used as a starting point for a tour that includes San Miguel, San Rafael and Santa Ana, the most important Jesuit missions of Bolivia. It is also the main gateway to the Noel Kempff Mercado.
The village of Kami began as a mining camp, but it has extended over time, and now attracts people from small towns at least two hours walk away, who come to access the services - schools, post offices, radio, etc. You won't hear much Spanish here; the people speak Quechua and Aymara instead. They view foreigners with curiosity and a little suspicion; they are rather reserved in the beginning, but once they get to know you, they will never fail to help you.
To get higher up the mountain, you'll need a 4x4. It's amazing to see the Andes stretching into the distance - long, endless chains of mountains, with an uncountable number of valleys on either side. There are sheep, llamas, and, if you're lucky, even some condors (or at least their shadow). The water here is always polluted by minerals, except in some secret and beautiful places where there are springs. You'll need some time here to get used to breathing at such an altitude (4000m).