Last Updated on May 4, 2022

Bolivia is one of the greenest countries and tropical heavens of South America, but it still makes for a great sandboarding destination. Even though it does not have any real desert, the Lomas de Arena (“sand hills”) near Santa Cruz are a very popular tourist destination where this activity can be practiced.

Lomas de Arena - Bolivia

Lomas de Arena – Santa Cruz de la Sierra

Lomas de Area National Park is a hidden gem less than a hour drive away from Santa Cruz. It consists of a naturally formed desert wit vast 12 meter tall sand dunes surrounded by tropical forests. The area is ideal for sandboarding, hiking, horseback riding and taking a swim in the nearby lagoons.

South America Sandboarding Map

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