Red Oriental railway with the "Devil's Thumb" in the background.

Chochís is a little town in the eastern Bolivia, Santa Cruz department.


The name "Chochís" in Chiquitano means "fury of the wind". The town is close to Serranía Santiago mountains and is best known for religious sanctuary and unusual granite formation informally known as "Devil's Thumb".

Get in

By train

Chochís is a stop of Red Oriental trains travelling between Santa Cruz and Puerto Quijarro.

By bus

There are some buses going daily both directions on the paved road between Santa Cruz and Puerto Quijarro. They stop in Chochís.

Get around

By foot

Chochís is a small town best walked on foot.


The Sanctuary in Chochís.
A wood carving masterpiece in the Sanctuary.



It may be a problem to find accommodation in Chochís.

Go next

Continue to Roboré (small bus leaves from the main square) to visit it and nearby Santiago de Chiquitos.

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