Parque de la Familia in Cochabamba: Aguas Danzantes Show

As the sun drops lower in the sky, families gather at Parque de la Familia in Cochabamba to spend an evening together. We came to admire the strong family values we saw in Bolivian culture. We were staying at an Airbnb nearby, and the young boy that lived there showed us this popular local hangout spot. He comes here often to get ice cream with friends or spend time with his mom.

Beautiful colors in Parque de la Familia in Cochabamba
Beautiful colors in Parque de la Familia in Cochabamba

We paid the eight Bolivianos per person to get into the park and walked around the grounds as we waited for the water show to begin. It became completely dark out, and the colorful water features lit up the park. Each fountain has a different feature/shape, and the colors continuously change.

There were many water tunnels to walk through in Parque de la Familia
There were many water tunnels to walk through in Parque de la Familia

The Aguas Danzantes water show starts each night at 8 p.m. inside Parque de la Familia in Cochabamba. For around 20 minutes, we watched the colorful display of shooting water and videos projected onto the fountain. After the show, couples and families will sometimes hang out in the park until 10 p.m. when it closes. The water show was nothing incredibly special, but it was cool to see and provided a nice way to spend an evening in Cochabamba.

*See bottom of post for park details*

There were videos projected onto the fountain during the water show
There were videos projected onto the fountain during the water show
The water shot very high up in the air, splashing those in front
The water shot very high up in the air, splashing those in front
There were some pretty cool water features during the show
There were some pretty cool water features during the show
Wishing we wore water-friendly shoes, but still having fun
Wishing we wore water-friendly shoes, but still having fun
Cool silhouettes and colors made for cool pictures
Cool silhouettes and colors made for some cool pictures

Parque de la Familia in Cochabamba Overview

Cost: 8 Bolivianos plus more if you want cotton candy, ice cream, popcorn, or other snacks. It also costs 1 Boliviano to use the restrooms.

Tour Needed: No

Park Hours: Tuesday through Sunday 3 p.m. – 10 p.m. The Aguas Danzantes show starts at 8 p.m.

What to Bring: Camera, water-friendly shoes, towel and swimsuit if you want to run through the fountains.

Check out our post on more things to do in Cochabamba!

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