San Javier

Cross in San Javier main square.

San Javier is a town in the eastern Bolivia, Santa Cruz department.


San Javier is best known as one (the first) of the Jesuit Missions of the Chiquitos, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Chiquitania is hot - temperatures there reach 30 degrees of Celsius and above.

Get in

There are some buses from Santa Cruz every day.

Get around

By foot

San Javier is small enough to walk on foot.

By moto

A lot of mototaxis are available.


San Javier main square.
Inside the church of San Javier.





Stay safe

Think twice if you want to take a mototaxi out of town. There is nothing wrong with the people, but there is as much safety as the driver is experienced. The roads outside are rough, there are ups and downs. Driver may have a helmet, you won't. Motorbikes are the most popular means of communication, but a ride outside the town as a passenger may be challenging (at least for the first time).

Go next

If you want to continue with the missions clockwise, go to Concepción. Some busses daily from Santa Cruz stop at San Javier (the first being at 11:00, costs Bs4).

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