Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia - Updated 2024

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Santa Cruz de la Sierra is a fascinating juxtaposition of old and new. This fast expanding metropolis contains a thriving commercial center and upscale malls carrying international brands, but also retains traditional architecture and businesses that you won’t see in other cities. Santa Cruz de la Sierra is also a fantastic place to start your adventure to Bolivia’s nature reserves and eco-tours. Lomas de Arena is a sprawling expanse of sand dunes where you can try your hand at sandboarding. Wildlife enthusiasts will be thrilled to explore the Kaa-Iya National Park, home to around 1000 of the mysterious jaguar. If you’re planning a trip to Santa Cruz de la Sierra, there’s no better way to immerse yourself in its rich culture than by getting to know it’s locals. There are some great Airbnb vacation rentals that will allow you to stay with locals and experience their way of life. Here’s our top 10:

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on April 06, 2024.

1. Beautiful and modern service apartment (from USD 26)

This listing is for an entire service apartment in a quiet and peaceful residential neighborhood. The apartment accommodates up to three guests and comes with access to a swimming pool, playground, fitness center, and sauna. Its balcony and terrace offer great views of the neighborhood too. The apartment is located nearby a variety of restaurants and cafes so you’ll have plenty of choices for your meals. The commercial district is also not far away.

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Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Departamento de Santa Cruz, Bolivia
943 meters (0.6 ft) from Parque El Arenal
53 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very clean and well-equipped with wi-fi cable and fully functional kitchen
the location could not have been better and an amazing view a great price-value apartment
the place was very clean and nice
clean well-equipped apartment with great views
our stay was very pleasant and the location was excellent (modern and clean)
the host was very responsive and made check in easy
she was easy to communicate with and very kind
gladys and mom were extremely helpful
gladys is an excellent host and tries to make your stay comfortable
the accommodation was a cozy one bedroom in a secure building with friendly helpful security staff
great place on a great location near the city center and near many stores and cafes
highly recommended super clean place and the location is great
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2. Convenient and comfortable apartment in Equipetrol (from USD 34)

This cozy apartment is able to accommodate up to four guests and is great for families and big groups. You’ll have three beds for a comfortable night’s rest as well as three full bathrooms. The kitchen is well equipped which makes preparing your own meals convenient and fuss-free. Guests are also free to use the apartment’s swimming pool and sauna! Location wise, the guest house is near many shopping options including the Mall Ventura - one of the largest malls in the whole of Bolivia. Amenities like banks, pharmacies and supermarkets are also within walking distance.

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Santa Cruz, Andres Ibanez, Bolivia
2.96 km (1.9 mi) from Parque El Arenal
151 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the big bed was a treat we were able to take a picture of our family of five
where we had a great 5 stars breakfast
everything is useful and comfortable
security guards are friendly
hosts are really helpful and even left a surprise for us when we arrived
excellent location and super comfortable
very well suited for a family trip and in a very safe location
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3. Apartment with great location, comfort and safety (from USD 29)

This bright, clean apartment comfortably sleeps up to five guests, so you can bring your whole family. There are four beds and two full baths, plus a well-equipped kitchen and laundry area. The building is secured by 24/7 surveillance, so you’ll feel safe even late at night. Location wise, the apartment is less than 3 miles (4.8 km) from the city center, with supermarkets, pharmacies, restaurants and other points of interest nearby.

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Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Departamento de Santa Cruz, Bolivia
1.92 km (1.2 mi) from Parque El Arenal
43 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 4 Beds 5 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi works well and it’s in a great location
my fiancé made great meals including empanadas in the well-equipped kitchen
comfortable bed made me sleep like a rock
alba is a great host
it's a beautiful apartment and property and alba was absolutely wonderful and extremely helpful to us
if you are looking for a great location and beautiful spot in santa cruz- this is it
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4. Downtown studio apartment (from USD 16)

This listing is for a two-person studio apartment with one bedroom and a bath. Guests will have access to a swimming pool and grill, the perfect place to host a barbecue. The apartment is in a great location within walking distance from the city’s main plaza and a beautiful cathedral. You’ll also be able to reach amenities like supermarkets, banks, parks, cinemas and dining options in no time.

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Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Departamento de Santa Cruz, Bolivia
1.55 km (1.0 mi) from Parque El Arenal
145 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
good wifi safe neighbourhood
this place is spotless super clean i wanted to stay longer and unfortunately i couldn’t because of the ability
i highly recommend it place is extremely clean and comfortable would go there again
a very nice and clean apartment and a friendly host
host was always easy to reach
great location lovely studio
great studio apartment 10 min walk to plaza
great location good for a longer stay for one person
great location - walkable distance to the main plaza grocery stores cafes etc
clean private efficient space a walking distance from downtown
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5. Personal room in residential area

This lovely guest room for two is located in your host’s family home but has its own private entrance. Its quiet and serene neighborhood means that you’ll be able to move around safely and have a good night’s sleep without disturbances. The house is a mere fifteen minutes from the city center, so getting around is extremely convenient. Your host can also arrange for transfers to and from the nearby bus terminal or El Trompillo Airport, so you won’t have to lug your huge suitcases around on public transport.

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4.05 km (2.6 mi) from Parque El Arenal
9 reviews  
Private room 2 Beds 2 Guests

6. New studio apartment

This modern studio apartment has ample space for up to four guests. You’ll have two full beds, one bathroom, and kitchen. There is also a swimming pool on the premises in case you’d like to have a morning swim and work on your tan. The apartment is in an excellent location near Santa Cruz de la Sierra’s business center, as well as shopping malls, entertainment options, and many dining choices.

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Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Departamento de Santa Cruz, Bolivia
2.13 km (1.4 mi) from Parque El Arenal
57 reviews  
Entire apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed was comfortable and the ac worked great
great apartment clean and everything as described
unit is clean modern with good furnishing
so everything was new modern standard clean functional and tasteful
our stay was great mario is an excellent host
the host mario is very helpful he responds immediately new building with a 24 hours doorman
really really friendly and great
communication with mario was easy friendly precise
we didn't actually meet mario but communication leading up to our stay was always prompt and friendly
great location in a quiet neighborhood within walking distance to almost everything
great location and awesome studio
good place in central location to equipetrol
nice location with a nice price
the area is fantastic safe and with lots of great restaurants within walking distance
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7. Comfortable bedroom in a guesthouse

This is a cozy two person room with a queen-size bed, cable television and Wi-Fi. You’ll also have access to shared bathrooms down the corridor. One of the many great aspects of this guesthouse is its location near a bus terminal, which connects you to the city center within fifteen minutes. There’s also a minimart and pharmacy next door for last minute shopping, as well as a pizza restaurant directly below your flat!

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2.71 km (1.7 mi) from Parque El Arenal
138 reviews  
Private room 1 Bed 2 Guests

8. Private room in colonial-style house

This compact and comfy room for two guests sits within a unique colonial-style building and comes with Wi-Fi and a cable television. While air conditioning is only available for an extra fee, you’ll have a fan to help keep you cool on those balmy summer days. Location wise, the guest house is just three minutes from the main plaza by foot. The popular Kiwi’s Cafe Restaurant is also just a stone’s throw away and has a delicious menu including vegetarian options.

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Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Santa Cruz, Bolivia
455 meters (0.3 ft) from Parque El Arenal
104 reviews  
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
room was comfortable once we put on the air conditioner
the room is clean and comfortable
the room was clean and the shower hot
the room is clean and decent for the price
apart from the clean state lucia's great character and the easy communication are absolutely incredible
the room was comfortable and clean
lucia was a lovely host
the host was kind and nice
lucia and her staff are very lovely and accommodating
very friendly owners always ready to help
lucia her sister and the other staff were really friendly and helpful
the location is perfect
also the location is ideal a 2 minute walk from the beautiful main square and cathedral
great location in the heart of the city
great location with a lively atmosphere
very friendly host very central location just two blocks away from the main square
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9. Convenient and comfortable room in a great neighborhood

This is a cozy private room that accommodates up to three guests. You’ll have a choice between three beds, plus access to two shared bathrooms and a kitchen. Amenities like a pharmacy and mini mart are just next door, so you can pick up essentials at any time. The neighborhood is also well connected to the rest of the city. Bus routes passing through the area will allow you to reach attractions like the zoo and the city center with ease.

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2.71 km (1.7 mi) from Parque El Arenal
43 reviews  
Private room 2 Beds 3 Guests

10. New, luxurious studio in Equipetrol

If you’re looking for a more modern rental, this clean and stylish loft is perfect for you. The furnishings are all brand new, including high-end electronics and a plush queen-size bed. The apartment also has its own swimming pool, fitness center, barbecue grill and television room that you can use freely. In terms of location, the studio apartment is only one block from the business district of Santa Cruz de la Sierra with shopping malls and bars in the vicinity. Whether you’re here for business, a holiday, or a mix of both, this is a great accommodation option.

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Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Santa Cruz Department, Bolivia
2.73 km (1.7 mi) from Parque El Arenal
209 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire loft 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi was great as well
it had all the amenities we needed like a kitchen washer and dryer
nice place with amenities it’s a cozy small apartment
the apartment was clean and had all the amenities i needed
great stay in a beautiful condo the pool area is sweet
clean flat and amazing pool
the condo was clean modern and safe
very clean pool amazing recommend
very clean apartment with great amenities
the building was also very clean modern looking and safe
the host is quite knowledgeable and friendly
great host and very flexible
tommy is the best host ever
the information he provided was helpful and useful
tommy is a great host and wants to help with everything
location was perfect with major malls and restaurants close by
we felt safe and the location made it easy to walk to near buy restaurants and stores
place is well located in a nice area close to restaurants and commercial places
near ventura mall it was an easy 10 min walk
nicely appointed apartment with a great location walking distance to just about anything
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Experience Santa Cruz de la Sierra

If you have a chance to visit Bolivia, Santa Cruz de la Sierra is a wonderful place to start your adventure. The city’s modern center and quaint old town periphery offer something for everyone and also forms a gateway to Bolivia’s natural attractions and stunning biodiversity. Enjoy!

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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