At the (other) Copacabana. And the Isla Del Sol

​No, I’m not in Brazil. Yet. I’m here in the delightful little town of Copacabana on the shores of Lake Titicaca, in Bolivia around 8-10 km from the Peruvian border. I’ve had three days of sunshine, and a great chance to relax a little. Why, today I even slept in!

There’s not an awful lot to do here, which is certainly no bad thing at all. I’m at a lovely guesthouse for $19 US a night called Hostal La Cupula, with a couple of gardens, a kitchen, comfy rooms, great hot showers and a pretty decent restaurant. Much needed sort of respite, although tomorrow I head to the capital La Paz, probably just for a short one night stop.

Yesterday, well, it wasn’t a rest. I took a boat out to the Isla Del Sol where there are a few villages and a few Inkan ruins (yes, there are plenty in South America), and a hiking track that I guess in total is around 9km. 

The island has a few peaks, so there’s a few hills at altitude – it gets up to around 4100 metres. So I certainly felt it. The ruins themselves were small, but I guess rather attractive in their own way. The total hike took a little over four hours and was very rarely flat. It turned out to be quite a challenge for me, however I do feel that I managed better than with other hikes earlier on this trip.

Now I’m sitting in the garden of La Cupula, relaxing, writing, and well, thinking a little of what lies ahead. I haven’t done much at all today. And that’s not a bad thing. May the Journey Never End!

5 thoughts on “At the (other) Copacabana. And the Isla Del Sol

  1. We never made it out to Copacabana when we were at Titicaca (stayed in Peru on the Puno side), but everyone seems to enjoy Copacabana a lot more. And it really does look lovely and relaxing from your pics. Though that hike AND the 4100m altitude definitely does not! 😉

    1. The hike was actually great in its own way, however without shade and adding the time restriction is what spoilt it to some degree. If you stayed a night or two on Isla del Sol though, things would be a lot better in those regards. Thanks for reading! 🙂

  2. Considering you’re in a landlocked country, some of those lakeside pics look positively beachy! 4100m is pretty high too – stay healthy, my friend…

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