Santa Ana de Velasco

Santa Ana de Velasco is a town in the eastern Bolivia, Santa Cruz department.


Santa Ana is best known as one of the Jesuit Missions of the Chiquitos, a UNESCO World Heritage site. This is a very small village where life is quiet. The church of Santa Ana is the most authentic from the mission churches.

Get in

By bus

There is a bus from San Ignacio that goes daily to San Rafael through Santa Ana. The road from San Ignacio to Santa Ana is rough road of very bad quality. Locals tell (as of 2012) the road won't become better soon as the president prefers to invest into the roads of the western part of the country.

By taxi

You can visit Santa Ana by taxi on a day trip from San Ignacio.

Get around

By foot

Santa Ana is small enough to walk on foot.


Santa Ana church.
Santa Ana main square.


Sunset in Santa Ana.

Go next

Continue to the missions of San Rafael or San José. For San José, you have to go first to San Ignacio (directly by taxi or by a couple of buses via San Rafael and San Miguel) or San Rafael, and board some bus to San José. For San Rafael, jump on a daily bus from San Ignacio that stops at Santa Ana.

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