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Tarija or San Bernardo de la Frontera de Tarixa is a city in southern Bolivia. Founded in 1574, Tarija is both the capital and largest city within the Tarija Department, with an airport (Capitán Oriel Lea Plaza Airport, TJA) offering regular service to primary Bolivian cities, as well as a regional bus terminal with domestic and international connections. Its climate is semi-arid (BSh) with generally mild temperatures in contrast to the harsh cold of the Altiplano (i.e., La Paz) and the year-round humid heat of the Amazon Basin (i.e., Santa Cruz de la Sierra). Tarija has a population of 234,442.

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This is a comprehensive travel guide for Tarija in Bolivia. From budgeting tips to finding the best spots, this travel guide has got all the insider information to explore Tarija like a local. Tour packages of Tarija are of 1 to 2 days duration.

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Facts and Stats for Tarija*

  • Tarija: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Tarija for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Tarija.

    • Burglary and Theft 25 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 75 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 100 (Very High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 25 (Low)
    • Attacks 75 (High)
    • Drug offense 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 25 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 25 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 75 (High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 75 (High)
  • Living in Tarija - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 45.31 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 94.58 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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