Season and altitude are both contributing factors in Bolivia’s climate. With humid jungles, temperate valleys and chilly salt flats, weather can vary greatly from region to region. The lowlands, including Santa Cruz and the Amazon, enjoy balmy weather throughout the year, whilst temperatures in the Altiplano (including La Paz, Potosi and Lake Titicaca) can drop to well below freezing.
Whilst a year-round destination, the best period to explore is between May and October. Whilst this is the colder winter season, these months offer mostly dry weather with beautiful blue skies, plenty of sunshine and minimal travel disruption. Within this period, June to September is particularly busy, so early booking is advised to ensure your choice of accommodation.
The summer season from November to March sees warmer temperatures in the highlands, but heavy rains can cause some disruption on the roads. For those who don’t mind a delay now and again, one of the great perks of visiting during this time is the chance to explore Bolivia’s natural sites with fewer crowds and experience the the natural phenonomen of flooding on the Salt Flats.