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Copacabana

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Introduction

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Copacabana is a town on the southern shore of the tranquil sapphire-blue Lake Titicaca straddling the Peru-Bolivia border... and at an altitude of 3810m it is regarded as the highest navigable body of water in the World. Copacabana is also the home of the white Moorish cathedral that houses the Virgen de Candelaria (ie. Dark Virgen of the Lake) originally a black statue carved by the grandson of Inca emperor Tupac Yupanqui that is claimed to be responsible for innumerable miracles and whose image was eventually canonised by the Vatican.

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Sights and Activities

  • For views of Copacabana beach, walk up to the summit of Cerro Calvario.
  • The white Moorish cathedral that houses the Virgen de Candelaria.
  • Lake Titicaca
  • Isla del Sol
  • Isla de la Luna

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Events and Festivals

  • Fiesta de la Virgen de Candelaria
  • Good Friday Peregrinos
  • Bolivan Independence Day

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Eat

  • Fresh local trout from the vendors along the beach

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Sleep

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PropertyAddressTypePopularity
Ecolodge CopacabanaAv Costanera s/nHOSTEL80
Bash and Crash - Perla del LagoColqueta Zone, 3 de Mayo St. (Main entrance) Bolivar St.HOTEL-
Hotel UtamaCalle Michell Perez esq.HOTEL85
HI-Inka PachaLake Titicaca - Island of Sun Yucumani - Puerto del SurHOSTEL76
Hotel Onkel Inn CopacabanaAv. Costanera 257HOTEL-
Hotel Perla del LagoCalle 3 de Mayo La PazHOTEL-

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Coordinates
  • Latitude: -16.169901
  • Longitude: -69.079193

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