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Copacabana is a small town on the Bolivian shore of Lake Titicaca. Situated relatively close to the capital of La Pazit's a popular resort destination for foreign travellers and locals. This is the original Copacabana -- lending its name to the beach in Rio de Janeiro. The name is derived from the Aymara kota kawanameaning "view of the lake", and the region was revered by the Inca even Copacabana - Monotekktoni - Different Steps To Stumble the Spaniards built their chapel of the Virgin and turned it into a Catholic pilgrimage site.
The town's central square is Plaza 2 de Febreroand from there Avenida 6 de Agosto slides down to the lakeside. It's packed with souvenir shops, hostels, and restaurants, largely catering to foreign tourists.
Avenida Jaregui one block north has a more local feel, with street markets and grocery stores. The fare is around Bs. At the Tiquina Strait, you get off the bus and take a quick ferry ride Bs.
They should honk their horn if they have space and see people waiting, but it wouldn't hurt to keep an eye out and flag one down if you see it first. Best to get started early as you may have a bit of a wait at Huarina—it should still be quicker than going all the way to La Paz then 2 hr back in the same direction though. As ofat least five bus companies claim to deliver you to Copacabana without connection in Puno. In this case you will be in Copacabana at Peruvian time, Bolivian time.
Buses also leave from Puno in Peru, and take roughly the same 3. Buses from Puno will stop just before the border and passengers are urged Copacabana - Monotekktoni - Different Steps To Stumble change Perdido - The Cavernarios - Puertas Cerradas there. The rates are abyssal.
This scam was still active in late If you want to travel during the day from Cusco to Copacabana, you will need to spend the night in Puno, no matter what the bus companies tell you! The bus from Cusco to Puno arrives in Puno between The buses from Puno to Copacabana leave only at and There are three companies leaving Cusco at In all three options you have to change bus in Puno! All of them arrive around in Puno, the bus on Dukes Of Nothing - Kruger - For Death, Glory And The End Of The World Copacabana leaves at From the border to the Peruvian town of Yungani its about 2 km, 1 by van.
This way is somewhat slower and less comfortable, but cheaper, than direct buses. The town is quite small, so taxis are hardly needed. From 2 de Febrero, you can hire pedicabs to carry luggage to your hotel. The one and only culinary speciality is truchaor salmon trout, fished from the lake. Practically every single restaurant serves it, and there's a long row of identical stalls on the beach.
Many places also serve pizza and pasta, presumably for those who've had enough or don't like fish. The regular price for trucha is Bs. Many places, especially along the beach side, are available to enjoy the sunset having a cold beer or nice wine.
In addition, it will give you the chance to see the place live and not just through polished up photos online. Should it turn to be high season, you can still opt for some WiFi and reserve online. Bolivia Weekly  has English language news on Bolivia and Copacabana.
But since most tourist rush to the island after arriving and travel on to either La Paz or Peru, the town itself is pretty quiet during most of the day and makes it a nice place to chill out for a while. For other places with the same name, see Copacabana disambiguation. Understand [ edit ]. This city travel guide to Copacabana is a usable article.
It has information on how to get there and on restaurants and hotels. An adventurous person could use this article, but please feel free to improve it by editing the page. Hidden Copacabana - Monotekktoni - Different Steps To Stumble Has custom banner Has see listing Has map markers See listing with no coordinates Has do listing Has eat listing Eat listing with no coordinates Has sleep listing Sleep listing with no coordinates Articles with dead external links Usable cities Usable articles City articles La Paz department, Bolivia All destination articles Has Geo parameter Pages with maps.
Puno Connection As ofat least five bus companies claim to deliver you to Copacabana without connection in Puno.
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