Before or after doing a tour in the beautiful surroundings of Santa Cruz , you might want to hang out a bit in Santa Cruz . Santa Cruz de la Sierra is the capital of the Department of Santa Cruz and is located in the eastern part of the country. Santa Cruz is a young, growing, commercial, modern and dynamic city. Within the last decade the happy and prosperous Santa Cruz has become a big city of more than a 1,5 million inhabitants and the economic capital of the country. The city has been designed in concentric circles with the old part of the town, known as the Casco Viejo, located within the first ring.
Santa Cruz has excellent places to go out, evening entertainment with a diverse choice of clubs, bars, discos, restaurants, grills, pastry, ice cream bars and pubs with live music. Around the main square "24 de Septiembre" you will also find several bar/restaurants.
Santa Cruz has numerous events all year round. Worth visiting is carnival (February), Theatre Festival (April-May, odd years), Baroque Music Festival (April-May, even years), Iberoamerican Film Festival (August), Expogourmet and the Wine and Cheese Festival (July-August), International Fair Exhibition Expocruz (September), etc.