BRING SOME CASH (Bolivianos or Real)
My Bus left 11.00 o clock from Santa Cruz company was “23 de Marzo” 100B with full bed seat.
Arrived at 20:00 at Puerto Suarez.
A friendly bolivian taxi-driver brought me to a hotel “Vini” close to Brazilian border.
The private room is 80B without breakfest but they have a Terrass-Restaurant in the first floor. (Almost finished – under construction)
i walked across the border… Taxis won’t cross it!!! (No matzer how much you pay, a Visum for a Bolivian Guy costs 500€)
Right after the border, there is a Brazilian Taxi-Stand happily helping you to the nearby Autobusterminal for 50Real… He also takes bolivianos i think.
GET BUSTICKET TO RIO EARLY (day before you go to hotel) BUS TO RIO WAS FULL!!!
DID not want to stay another night so i took the 16:30 Bus to Sao Paulo… Wasting my time there doing nothing.
It was about 250REAL. (They DO NOT TAKE Bolivianos… It is an Brazil Agency)
WATCH YOUR LUGAGE ALL THE TIME! CLOSE IT AS GOOD AS POSSIBLE!
For this reason: DRUGS FOUND ON THE BUS!!!
Super beautiful landscapes to my eye passed by while people liked to close their curtains to watch some US violence movie crap (“blood out” “wild card”)
Soil almost as red as Australia :-p
Later i found out this is a NATIONAL PARK I call it “the last Paradise” it is where many indios still have some refuge from industrialization (on Bolivian and Brazilian side):-D
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Departmental Protected Areas System
Santa Cruz Historical Park Old
The Historic Santa Cruz La Vieja National Park was created in 1989 by Supreme Decree No. 22140 and by Law No. 3487 dated September 22, 2006 declared a National Heritage granting the rank of National Historical and Archaeological Park.
The area’s administration is currently in charge of the Autonomous Goierno Cruz Departmental Snata through the Protected Areas, in coordination with the Municipal Government of San José de Chiquitos.
LOCATION AND EXTENSION
The Park is 3 km south of the town of San Jose in the Chiquitos Province, 265 km from the city and has an area of 17,080 ha.
The park is part of a proposal to establish a new conservation area called “Block Serranías Chiquitanas and the Concepción Lake Basin”, formed by the foothills of Chiquitos, Santa Cruz Historical Park and Old San Diablo foothills.
STATE OF CONSERVATION
The protected area is located in a forest transition zone Cerrado, Chiquitano and Chaco.
This area is part of chiquitano block through which the bi-oceanic highway Santa Cruz – Puerto Suarez. To date, the Departmental Government with international cooperation, relizan efforts to mitigate the impacts of road construction.
The historical value of the area is very significant because this site in the city of Santa Cruz was founded.
The altitudinal range varies from 300 to 600 m.s.n.m. The rugged topography, and the presence of springs and lakes have an excellent opportunity for bird watching.
The fauna is represented by urinas, taitetúces, tapitis, foxes, cappuccino monkeys, tatuces, pejis, pintao agoutis, among others. Among the most common species of plants are the soto, Momoqui, curupaú, yellow trumpet, sujo and others.
The high landscape value, natural resources, cultural and historical heritage and its strategic position (between the Kaa Iya Park and San Matias NIMA), make the area has great tourism potential.
From the Balneario Sutó and the Viewpoints of Montañeta, it is possible to appreciate the natural landscape of the Serrania de San José, tourist site of importance.