This information on Jesuit Missions Hotels is the most complete you'll find!
I went straight to the source to get it! (Scroll down to skip this introduction and go straight to the listing of hotels and accomodations in the Jesuit Missions and Chiquitania region).
The "circuit" (as the
Jesuit Missions tours
tend to be called) covers 7 of the many mission towns in the Chiquitos region of Bolivia where the Jesuit Order established churches centuries ago just after the discovery of the Americas: San Javier, Concepción, San Ignacio, San Miguel, Santa Ana, San Rafael and San José de Chiquitos. Many others were established in other areas of Bolivia, and throughout South America.
Most tours of the Jesuit Missions and/or Chiquitania region of Santa Cruz center around important festivities such as the
International Baroque Music Festival
that takes place every two years. You can read more about the
history of the Jesuit Missions
life in the Jesuit Missions
to see why
had such a pervasive influence on the Jesuit Missions towns. You can also visit my
Jesuit Missions photo gallery
to see some of my own photos and others that foreign and Bolivian photographer friends of mine have added.
The Chiquitos region of Bolivia is very remote and often difficult to access. In order to provide you THE ABSOLUTE BEST information on Jesuit Missions hotels, lodging and accommodations along the entire Jesuit Missions circuit, I visited the Association of Chiquitano Peoples. All the towns in the Chiquitano region are grouped under one umbrella organization that works very, very hard to promote tourism in the region. So I met with the Director, Adrian Leaños Kruzfeldt and we talked for hours about how BoliviaBella.com and the The Mancomunidad Chiquitana can work together to promote responsible tourism in this area. Enjoy!
Not all Chiquitano towns were founded as Jesuit Missions
. There are many other Chiquitano towns you can visit that are not on the traditional
7-town tour circuit. So if you would like a copy of the Map and Guide of the Chiquitanía region with THE MOST COMPLETE and updated listing of all the hotels, accommodations, places to eat, and tourist attractions in the Chiquitania region, THIS IS IT. Visit the Mancomunidad Chiquitana's office and pick one up for free
It's a really beautiful fold-out guide and map. (A new one will be published by 2010). It also has instructions and phone numbers for all the different bus lines that can get you to each town and a calendar of ALL festivals and festivities that take place in each town, each year. Their office is located at Ana Barba #530 - right across the street from the Tahuichi Aguilera soccer stadium in Santa Cruz. OR you can
DOWNLOAD IT HERE!
Find Mapa Turístico de la Mancomunidad Chiquitana and click on DESCARGAR. (You'll need WINRAR to unzip the file and PhotoShop to open it).