The dry season (May–November) is the best time to visit Bolivia. La Paz and Sucre have many colonial churches and buildings; and there are Inca ruins on the islands of Lake Titicaca, which also offers opportunities for fishing and sailing. The world's highest ski run is located at Chacaltaya, and mountain climbing and hiking are available on the country's "cordilleras" and other peaks.
In 2000 there were about 306,000 international visitor arrivals in Bolivia with tourism receipts totaling $160 million. There were 15,795 rooms in hotels and other facilities, with 26,852 bedplaces and a 24% occupancy rate.
In 2001, the US Department of State estimated the cost of staying in La Paz at between about $117 per day. Costs in Santa Cruz were an estimated $114 per day and in Cochabamba were $103 per day. In other areas, daily expenditure averages $89 per day.