What's so special about Santa Cruz in September? I think this is 100% the BEST month of any year to visit Santa Cruz de la Sierra. If you're planning to be here this month, these are ABSOLUTELY some of the pages you should be checking out on the site right now:
The city celebrates its foundation day on the 24th. Read about Santa Cruz, Bolivia's dynamic business and economic center. How did this town become the nation's largest city when just 50 years ago it was a small forgotten frontier town??? See more about this gorgeous city on our Santa Cruz Home Page here and read what others have to say about this city in our Santa Cruz Forum, where you can also add any questions you have.
Accompanying this celebration are many, many events. Be sure to add both our English events page
and our Spanish events page to your bookmarks or subscribe to our blog as museums, art galleries, festival organizers, the city mayor's office, the prefecture, the FEXPO, theaters, fashion show organizers and tons of other event organizers will be adding announcements on these pages pretty much every day.
The FEXPO begins mid September and attracts over a thousand exhibitors from all over the world. Several hundred thousand visitors will be here for 10 days to participate in business round tables, cattle auctions, product expos, and fashion shows, and will check out all the new exhibits. It’s similar to state fairs in the US with lots of fun for kids and adults, great food, free concerts, and more.
If you're one of the nearly half a million travelers who will converge upon Santa Cruz in September for the Feria Exposición (FEXPO) you'd better reserve a hotel right now!
If you haven’t checked out my Airlines page, my Cheap Flights and Deals page, or my Airfare Search Boxes
page, you’re probably paying too much for your flight. Major airlines and online travel sites keep us informed about all their latest deals (sometimes in advance) and we pass them on to you on these pages.
Find out what all the best places to eat are while you're here by visiting our restaurants in Santa Cruz page. You’ll also find cafés and bars, tea houses and ice cream parlors, and find out what some of my favorites are.
If you’re here as a tourist, and get tired of the busy streets, see our Santa Cruz Regional Sites page and take short tours to these great nearby towns.
You can also take tours a bit farther out to great towns like Samaipata, the Jesuit Missions, some of our unforgettable national parks, and others. Find out more on our Santa Cruz Ecotours page. Contact my top choice tour operator – they speak English, Spanish and Dutch perfectly! Others think they’re great too – see what other travelers have to say about them in our Travel Agency Review.
If Santa Cruz is just one stop on your tour of Bolivia visit my Bolivia Tourism page. It's full of information on tours all over Bolivia as well as some of my favorite tour attractions all over Bolivia. Be sure to visit my Bolivia Photo Gallery to see hundreds of photos from all over the nation and view Bella’s TV (my 24-hour continuous Bolivia video stream)!
My Getting Around page has all the information you’ll need on visas, immigration, travel safety, airlines, buses, trains, holidays, exchanging money, traveling with kids and pets, and much more.
The Live in Bolivia section also has TONS of information for those of you who’ve moved here. You’ll find out what it’s like to live as an expat in Santa Cruz in this section.
And lastly, Santa Cruz is gorgeous in September because the tajibo trees are in full bloom. Definitely take a taxi on a Sunday and just cruise around the streets of Santa Cruz for an hour. You’ll see huge enormous trees bursting into full bloom with bright yellow, red, pink, purple and white flowers. September 21st is our first day of SPRING and it’ll only get more beautiful from here on out through the middle of next year.