Professionally-run business and leisure hotel with many facilities just 1.5km from the central plaza of Santa Cruz.
One of the main attractions of Hotel Cortez is the location, it's just a 20min walk to the central plaza of Santa Cruz along a wide boulevard lined with restaurants, bars, banks and ATMs. This modern property has 184 rooms distributed in two blocks either side of a pretty garden, terrace and good-sized swimming pool – it gets hot and humid in Santa Cruz, the water isn’t heated but you’ll enjoy the opportunity to cool off.
The old block, by the road, has two floors, while the three-year-old executive block (recommended) has nine, all modernised with small but bright guest-rooms and contemporary bathrooms. The rooms are plainly decorated but have digital safe, cable TV, black-out curtains, guest-controlled air-conditioning and sound proofing.
There is an excellent restaurant on site and a comprehensive buffet breakfast is served. There is also a small fitness room and spa with sauna, Wifi and computers with internet access available 24 hours.
What our clients say
Best aspect was that the constant variety of wonderful experiences and sights and - due to excellent guides - information on history and local culture.CR, Aylesbury
Across the Bolivian border was the long route which involved a four hour journey over a makeshift road with many potholes. However, the scenery was spectacular and I looked on it as a bit of fun.SG, Chigwell
Overall a fantastic itinerary. Bolivia was an unknown for us but it exceeded our expectations in every respect thanks to a wonderful guide in Noel.SM, Wokingham
Highlight: “Seeing the physical geography of Bolivia and visits especially the silver mine and the mint.”KS
Bolivia - just stunning.PG, Northwood
Most memorable experience: “So many...Bolivia was outstanding and we are grateful to our JLA travel consultant for her description of this trip.”BR, Hornsey
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