Lake Titicaca, Copacabana

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#2 of 24 in Parks in La Paz Department
Civilizations have been born, legends have been spun, and time-tested traditions have been honed around majestic Lake Titicaca. Sitting at a staggering elevation of 3,808 m (12,493 ft), between Bolivia and Peru, the expansive sapphire lake offers a range of cultural and natural treasures to be savored. Stay with traditional indigenous families at one of many small villages, or explore ancient Inca ruins at Isla del Sol, a scenic island on the lake. Catch a boat across the shimmering waters and appreciate the snowcapped peaks that surround you. Use our Copacabana vacation planning website to arrange your visit to Lake Titicaca and other attractions in Copacabana.
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  • Sailing on Lake Titicaca is one of the most beautiful things, you can do the tour in 1 day and know its 2 Islands
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  • A huge and very nice place from la paz 3 hours approx., the passage is 25 bolivianos, to copacabana you can enter to the Lake with a few small canisters, also enter a balloon and have a cool lake for an average between 20 to 30 bolivianos super recommended
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  • From La Paz we took a bus from the cemetery heading to Copacabana by 20 bolivianos, the Lake is enormous there is a beach where rented kayak for touring the Lake! The tours leave from here to the island of the Sun and of the Moon and even to puno in Peru.
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  • Lake Titicaca is said to be the birthplace of the Incans and the highest navigable lake in the world, with a surface elevation of 3,812 metres (12,507 ft). It's chilly here even when it's summer, so do bring a sweater. Loved the vivid blue waters and the diversity of flora (mostly birds) of this lake.
  • Awesome place. You must stay at a hotel in from of it, the view is absolutely awesome!!
  • It's magical and amazing be in the lake titicaca, the most beautiful is Copacabana
  • To reach some of the more remote floating islands like TITINO you just roam the harbor in the later afternoon and find an URO skipper who was born on one of them and who will take you and your mate out there for about $55 usd early the next morning- be prepared to take apples or healthy gifts to island kids and pay a black-blooded elder $20 to $30 usd for spending a couple of hours in their reed kingdom. Don't get a sunburn!
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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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