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Isla del Sol, Copacabana

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Island Historic Site
Explore Inca ruins and enjoy phenomenal scenery at Isla del Sol. A highlight of Lake Titicaca, this "Island of the Sun" is dotted with more than 80 ruins across its 70 sq km (27 sq mi) terrain. The rocky island has no roads or cars, so you'll have to hike or catch a boat to get from one side to the other. Whichever method you choose will be worth it, allowing you to discover the fascinating scenery the island has to offer. According to local legend, the sun was born here, and it definitely hasn't gone away yet. Bring water, food, and plenty of sunscreen before you set out on your journey. Also, make sure you carry some cash, as you'll have to pay local people a small toll for passing through their land. Make Isla del Sol a centerpiece of your Copacabana vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Copacabana vacation route planner.
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Where to stay in Copacabana

Set in such a scenic spot on the shores of Lake Titicaca, it's little wonder that people wish to stay in Copacabana when exploring the region's natural and cultural attractions. Beachside stays remain popular, with chic, boutique style hotels and larger high-rise options offering extensive views of South America's largest lake. Expect to pay a little less when you look a few streets back from the sand and the water, with hotels and hostels both available. Thanks the Copacabana's continuous uphill slope, views of the lake are possible from pretty much anywhere around the main urban area.
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  • The Isla del Sol is a beautiful island and used to be one of my favorite places in Bolivia. The people are nice and the sunsets are amazing. However, due to a conflict between communities, the town of...  more »
  • the boat's tours they sell are not good, they leave from one side of the island and they are supposed to pick you up on the other side, the time to go walking from one side to another is not enough.  more »
  • Going on the tour leaving at 1.30, I tot to spend forever on the boat and way too short on the island. Although it sure looks beautiful from the boat, spanning 40 minutes on the island is way too litt...  more »