THE TOURNAMENT: ITF MEN Copa Club de Tenis Cochabamba
From 09/25 to 10/01
Surface: Clay outdoor
Prize money: $ 15,000
Tournament location: Club de Tenis Cochabamba – Av. Ramon Rivero s/n, Cochabamba, Bolivia
How to arrive: The closest airport is the Jorge Wilstermann International Airport (CBB) which is far about 5.3 from tennis venue and just 5/10 minutes driving from downtown.
Past champions: 2016 Franco Agamenone (Arg) – 2015 Manuel Sanchez (Mex) – 2014 Ryusei Makiguchi (Jpn) – 2013 Chase Buchanan (Usa)
Entry list: Hugo Dellien (Bol) – Gonzalo Escobar (Col) – Federico Zeballos (Bol) – Juan Ignacio Galarza (Arg) – Matias Zukas (Arg) – Marcelo Tomas Barrios Vera (Chl) – Felipe Mantilla (Col) – Juan Manuel Benitez Chavarriaga (Col) – Christopher Diaz Figueroa (Gua) – Gabriel Alejandro Hidalgo (Arg)
THE TOWN: Cochabamba is a city in central Bolivia, in the Andes mountain range. It is the fourth largest city in Bolivia, with a population of 630,587 according to the 2012 Bolivian census.Its name is from a compound of the Quechua meaning “lake”, and pampa, “open plain”. It is known as the “City of Eternal Spring” and “The Garden City” because of its spring-like temperatures all year round.
Lonely Planet on Cochabamba: “Busy, buzzy Cochabamba is one of Bolivia’s boom cities and has a distinct, almost Mediterranean, vitality that perhaps owes something to its clement climate. While much of the city’s population is typically poor, parts of town have a notably prosperous feel. The spacious new-town avenues have a wide choice of restaurants, eagerly grazed by the food-crazy cochabambinos, and the bar scene is lively, driven by students and young professionals. Despite this, Cochabamba remains a very affordable city, with prices far below those in Sucre or La Paz. You could easily find yourself staying a lot longer than you planned.”
TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS:
- El Cristo de la Concordia
- Toro Toro National Park
- Cordillera Tunari
BEST PLACES TO STAY:
- Hotel Briston. Featuring free WiFi and a restaurant, *** Hotel Briston offers pet-friendly accommodations in Cochabamba, just 600 m from Santo Domingo Church. Each room comes with a private bathroom equipped with a shower and with a flat screen Tv. Rates for a 25 mq2 double room start from 41$ per night with very good breakfast included. Rated 8.5 on Booking!
- Hotel Boutique La Casa de Margarita. Exceptional boutique accomodation rated 9.7 on Booking which is located 600 mt from downtown. All rooms with ensuite bathroom include flat screen Tv and the free Wifi. The private parking is free for guests. Prices? For a comfortable family room you will pay 70$ for night with exceptional breakfast included.
- Gran Hotel Cochabamba. Set in the traditional La Recoleta neighbourhood, 5 stars Gran Hotel Cochabamba offers plush rooms decorated with stylish furnishing and marble bathrooms. The property features a garden with fountains, a heated swimming pool, a fitness centre with spa, and a delicious restaurant on site. Free WiFi and parking are available for guests. The price for a double room start from 119$ per night in b&b.
Enjoy this extraordinary Tennis Trip!