Concepción is a town in the eastern Bolivia, north of Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz de la Sierra). Concepción is the capital of the Ñuflo de Chávez Province in the Santa Cruz Department.
Most streets are unpaved with the exception of some around the main square (these are paved with bricks and stones). Unpaved ones have predominantly red color, passing motorbikes and cars leave a lot of dust.
By busThere are a couple of buses daily from Santa Cruz. They stop at San Javier, so you may jump in (i.e. at 11) there.
By footConcepción is small enough to walk on foot.
The church, belltower and museumThe church is simply amazing. Station paintings inside are unique - along with the suffering of Christ they expose the modern devastation of Chiquitania nature. Belltower has thick carved wooden columns and winding staircase. Museum contains history photos (including the restoration of the church by the Swiss architect Hans Roth), church things, entry is required to see church patio. Buildings and structures painted with natural colors.
Wood workshopsCraftsmen making furniture, carvings from local wood. You can see the tools, style of work, try to buy something.
Take a dip in a lake called Represa Concepción (earlier Represa Zapocó).
Listen to a concert in the church.Once in two years there is the international baroque music festival, which seems to be the best. There is yearly Festivales de Temporada as well. Check the shedules to see, if you can catch one of these.
Visit cascade of St. Isidor (cascada de San Isidro).This is a magic place between the trees and rocks to take a dip and admire the beauty of the nature. Talk to mototaxi drivers (younger ones usually don't know the place but will ask elder ones for help) to help to reach the cascade. Locals tell the place is best visited in January-March, because the greenery and water is the most abundant then.
Some nice wood artwork from shops around the main square or directly from craftsmen at workshops.
RestaurantServes good local food, the interior is natural, service is nice. There is a couple of parrots to talk with or listen to, some hammocks to take a nap and some toys for kids.
There are two little eateries at the marketplace some two blocks west and one north of the main square.
Hotel Patujúphone: +591 3 9643133Quiet place, nice service, has hammocks. Private bathroom, breakfast included.