|Apartment (1 bedroom) outside of centre||$211.02|
|Mid range bottle of wine||$4.67|
|One-way ticket (local transport)||$0.29|
|Imported beer at restaurant||$2.80|
|Pack of cigarettes||$1.93|
|Tennis court rent (1 hour on weekend)||$9.60|
|Chicken breasts at the market||$3.81|
El Alto is a suburb of La Paz; the name means “the height” as it is located on the Altiplano highlands. With nearly 650,000 natives living here, you will be able to experience amazing opportunities to be exposed to true Bolivian culture. El Alto is labelled as one of the highest cities in the world measuring over 13,000 feet above the sea level. This along brings visitors from all over and has many more tourists booking cheap flights to El Alto.
The climate in El Alto is rather mild and slightly on the cooler side. Temperatures on average reach 62oF in the summer time making it a great escape from the heat experienced in many other parts of the world. Above La Paz sit a very dry plain that rarely sees any rain if any. No one has lived there until the year 1903 where railroads were built spanning between Africa and Lake Titicaca. The railroads were actually built along the rim of this canyon. In 1925 a small airport was built for a new Air Force base which attracted many people to move to this area. In 1939 the first elementary school in El Alto opened and began to grow significantly during the 1950’s. The water supply here is connected to La Paz. There was a shortage of available land in the canyon on which to build making it quite expensive to live in. With a city rich in history, any history enthusiast would be crazy not to look for cheap flights to El Alto.
While there aren't many attractions that are suitable for children, El Alto provides tourists many amazing sites, breath-taking views, and many historical buildings that come with a somewhat broken history. El Alto social leaders blocked access to and from the international airport to La Paz through protest lines and have now become some of the most powerful political leaders in Bolivia. Not only was access cut off to airports but access to gas and oil supplies was also limited.
If you are looking for an interesting vacation that will provide a lot of history with many interesting stories, El Alto is the vacation destination for you. With nearby cities offering an abundance of nightlife and fine-dining restaurants of traditional cuisine you will surely get the most out of your vacation. Get on Flighthub now to book your flight as Flighthub offer the best deal to El Alto.