Bolivia’s La Paz: Drink & Experience the Magic of Mocochinchi


I had never heard of Mocochinchi before arriving in Bolivia. In fact, it was only my curiosity while walking round the streets of La Paz that I decided I had to buy one and try it. It’s a refreshing drink, which you can buy in market stalls in downtown La Paz.

What is Mocochinchi??

A Bolivian specialty, it’s a sweet drink made with water, peach, sugar and cinnamon though some may add other variants in it.

Bolivian drinks Mocochinchi in La Paz

Street side markets, or make it yourself however it’s not found on restaurants. Some of the very locals cafes and bars might have them, but stick to buying it by the side of the road from market stalls.

market stalls with mocochinchi in La Paz Bolivia

What does Mocochinchi taste like?

It’s sweet and delicious. I thought it tastes like clove or cinnamon but yet it is made from peeled and dried peaches. It’s non alcoholic and yes, drinking Mocochinchi tastes good and helps prevent soroche (altitude sickness).

Drinking mocochinchi in La Paz Bolivia

Jonny Blair loving mocochinchi in La Paz Bolivia

And as an aside, La Paz is a fantastic city – not to mention historical and beautiful.

Big church in central La Paz Jonny Blair a lifestyle of travel

A Video of me Trying Mocochinchi in Bolivia (in the markets of La Paz):


Jonny Scott Blair
Jonny Blair is a self confessed traveling nomad who founded and blogs at Don't Stop Living. He sees every day as an adventure. Since leaving behind his home town of Bangor in Northern Ireland ten years ago he has traveled to all seven continents, working his way through various jobs and funding it all with hard work and an appetite for travel. Don’t Stop Living, a lifestyle of travel' contains over 1,000 stories and tips from his journeys round the globe. He wants to show others how easy it is to travel the world, give them some ideas and encourage them to do the same but most of all he aims to constantly live a lifestyle of travel. He is currently based in Hong Kong and on Twitter @jonnyblair.
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