THE TOURNAMENT: ITF WOMEN Copa La Paz
From 5/12 to 11/12
Prize money: $ 10,000
Surface: Clay Outdoor
Location: Club de Tenis La Paz – Av.Arequipa 8450, La Florida, La Paz 790, Bolivia
How to get: Club de Tenis La Paz is for just 16 km from International Airport. Old town is accessible by 30 minutes taxi ride.
Main Players: Victoria Rodriguez (Mex) – Fernanda Brito (Chi) – Victoria Bosio (Arg) – Ana Sofia Sanchez (Mex) – Shelby Talcott (Usa) – Nathaly Kurata (Bra) – Camila Giangreco Campiz (Par) – Barbara Gatica (Chi) – Thaisa Grana Pedretti (Bra) – Noella Zeballos (Bol).
THE TOWN: La Paz, officially known as Nuestra Señora de La Paz, is the seat of government of the Plurinational State of Bolivia. With an estimated 789,541 residents as of 2015 it is the third-most populous city in Bolivia. The city, located at 68 km southeast of Lake Titicaca, is set in a canyon created by the Choqueyapu River and sits in a bowl-like depression surrounded by the high mountains of the altiplano. Lonely Planet writes:”La Paz is dizzying in every respect, not only for its well-publicized altitude (3660m), but for its quirky beauty. Most travelers enter this extraordinary city via the flat sparse plains of the sprawling city of El Alto, an approach that hides the sensational surprises of the valley below. The first glimpse of La Paz will, literally, take your breath away. The city’s buildings cling to the sides of the canyon and spill spectacularly downwards. On a clear day, the imposing showy, snowy Mt Illimani (6402m) looms in the background.”
TOP PLACES TO SEE:
- Valle de la Luna
- Yungas Road
- Mi Teleferico
- Calle Jaen
SUGGESTED EXCURSION FROM LA PAZ: LAKE TITICACA
TOP 3 HOTELS IN LA PAZ:
- Hotel Rosario La Paz. Wonderful *** hotel at just 5 minutes walk from train station and in the heart of museums district. This hotel has a very high rate on Booking (9.0). The price for a standard 18 mq2 double room is 76€ per night breakfast included. Free wifi and cancellation for customers.
- La Casona Boutique Hotel. Excellent **** boutique accomodation, rated 8.7 on Booking, this hotel enjoys a central location just 150 mt from Camacho Avenue. A rich breakfast buffet and free wifi are available for customers. Price for a nice decorated twin rooms with parquet floor is 89€ per night in b&b.
- Camino Real Aparthotel & Spa. Exceptional ***** hotel, rated 9.0 on Booking, located close to financial and commercial district. Inside you could find the delicious Tranquera restaurant, the relaxing Oxygen spa and a fitness center. This hotel offers 65 mq2 fully equipped apartments with boasting view on Illimani Mount at 122€ per night with breakfast, wifi, parking included.
This could be really an unforgettable trip! Enjoy!!!!