Information & Facts
Spanish is the official language, but only 60 to 70% of
the people actually speak it, and then often only as a second
language. The other main languages are Quechua and
The official currency is the Boliviano (BOB), which is divided
into 100 centavos, and is tied to the US Dollar. Money can be
exchanged at exchange bureaux called
casio de cambiosin the main centres, at banks and hotels.
Banking facilities are good in the main cities and ATMs cater for
Visa, Cirrus and MasterCard. Many hotels and other tourist-oriented
institutions accept US Dollars. Major credit cards, including
MasterCard, Diners, Visa and American Express, are accepted in the
bigger hotels, restaurants and shops. Travellers cheques can be
casio de cambiosin the major cities and are best taken in
US Dollars to avoid additional charges.