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Most visitors come to Potosí on a day trip from Sucre or Cochamaba; accommodations here are nothing special and many don't have heat (it gets really cold at night). Hotel Cima Argentum, Av. Villazon 239 (tel. 0102/6229-538; fax 0102/6122-603; www.hca-potosi.com), is situated about 6 blocks from the center of town, but it's worth the walk. Rooms are modern with colorful bedspreads; dark, clean carpets; and wood furniture. Hostal Santa Teresa, Calle Ayacucho 43 (tel. 0102/2622-5270; www.hotelsantateresa.com.bo), offers somewhat worn modern rooms with Wi-Fi right near the plaza. Hostal Colonial, Calle Hoyos 8 (tel. 0102/6224-809; fax 0102/6227-146; hcolonial_potosi@hotmail.com), is one of the best hotels in Potosí, but don't expect anything extraordinary.

The best restaurant in Potosí is El Fogón, Frías 58 (tel. 0102/622-4969; www.elfogon.com.bo), a corner bar and grill serving massive portions of steaks, pasta, and regional plates. For something lighter, stop in at Café la Plata, right on the plaza.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.