Monday, May 11, 2015

Copacabana (Lake Titicaca), Bolivia

After our history lesson at Machu Picchu and overly ambitious shopping trips in Cusco, it was time to hit the road again towards Lake Titicaca (cue the giggles). The lake is not only the largest in South America but it is the highest navigable body of water in the WORLD ;) At 3,800+ meters above sea level and 8,300+km2, this massive body of water spans across both Peru and Bolivia. It was a tough choice but we ultimately decided to head towards the Bolivian side (Copacabana) instead of Puno. If you want to check out the famous reed islands (man made islands), then head to the Peruvian side. The Bolivian is supposedly the more "scenic" side with amazing trails and a "livelier" town.

Days spent: 3 nights, 4 days
Type of Lodging: Loft Hotel
Name of Lodging: Onkel Inn Torres de Copacabana
Activities: A lot of lake gazing, a makeshift floating island/fishing village & access to Isla del Sol

Copacabana was a nice temporary getaway from the chaos of the major cities. There is not too much to do in the town but most people use Copacabana as the gateway for Isla Del Sol. Since our group only did a 1 day trek of Isla Del Sol, our overall stay felt a bit extended but gauge based on your own plans :) Overall, I would recommend the town as a rest stop if you are trying to make our way from Peru to Bolivia (or vice versa). Although it is the "nicer" side of Lake Titicaca, there is really not too much to do in Copacabana. Click HERE to read more about our trip and reviews.