Currency recommendations for Bolivia

The Bolivian currency is the Boliviano. Bills come in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 bolivianos; in coins of 1, 2 and 5 bolivianos, and in 10, 20, and 50 Bolivian cents. There are banks and exchange booths within the airport where you can exchange your currency for bolivianos. Automatic Teller Machines (ATM) are found in Bolivia’s main cities. The most widely accepted credit cards in Bolivia are American Express, Visa, and Master Card. Foreign currencies, in cash and travellers cheques, can be exchanged in banks, “casas de cambio” (exchange booths or stores) and hotels. The majority of transactions that take place are with American dollars and Euros, although in some places transactions are also done with less common foreign currency.