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Dead Pumas Lake

Titi-Caca means "dead pumas lake"; it is the highest navigable lake in the world, situated 3.800 m over sea level. It has an area of 8.300 km2, ant belongs to Peru and Bolivia.

Once upon a time, there was no lake; on the valley lived some people that disappointed the gods, so they sent a hard rain. Men left the valley and sheltered in the mountains; they killed the pumas and took their caves. When the rain stopped, the men found a lake where it used to be a valley, and dead pumas on the surface.

Titi-Caca significa "lago de los pumas muertos"; es el lago navegable más alto del mundo, situado a 3.800 m sobre el nivel del mar. Tiene una superficie de 8.300 km2, y pertenece a Perú y a Bolivia.

Mucho tiempo atrás, no había lago; sobre el valle vivían hombres que decepcionaron a los dioses, entonces éstos les enviaron una fuerte lluvia. Los hombres dejaron el valle y se refugiaron en las montañas; mataron a los pumas y ocuparon sus cuevas. Cuando cesó la lluvia, los hombres encontraron un lago en el lugar del valle, y los pumas muertos flotando en la superficie.


Copacabana is a beach on the Bolivian lake side, and a port, where you can take a ship and sail the lake.

Copacabana es un balneario situado en el lado boliviano del lago, y un puerto, en donde se puede abordar un barco para navegar por el lago.

Sun Island

Sun Island is the place where Incas Empire creators, Manco Capac and Mama Ocllo, appeared; they were children of the Sun (Inti). This is the largest island in the lake; there is a sacred water fountain and a cultural complex, where you can see several local activities and imitations of typical totora rafts.

La Isla del Sol es el lugar en donde aparecieron los fundadores del Imperio Incaico, Manco Capac y Mama Ocllo; eran los hijos del Sol (Inti). Es la isla más grande del lago; hay en ella una fuente de agua sagrada y un complejo cultural, en donde se pueden observar diversas costumbres locales e imitaciones de las típicas embarcaciones de totora.

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  • SirRichard's Profile Photo
    Apr 12, 2005 at 1:58 PM

    I was doubting between visiting Taquile or Isla del Sol, now I have it clear, gracias! :-)

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Oct 27, 2004 at 3:33 PM

    The Lake looks so tranquil and beautiful, it must have been fantastic to take the boat ride and also to see the local customs!!

  • Helga67's Profile Photo
    Jul 18, 2004 at 9:06 AM

    After another birthday recently, I definitely need some of that special water

  • kenyneo's Profile Photo
    May 22, 2004 at 7:55 AM

    This place is awesome ...hope to go there in future ! Keep up the coo page !

  • chancay's Profile Photo
    May 13, 2004 at 7:43 AM

    OYE, no puede ser que no hay comentario mio aca...lo borraste ;-)) ....bueno, que hay que decir...PRECIOSA la pagina, the opening pic BREATHTAKING!!

  • aussiedoug's Profile Photo
    May 5, 2004 at 6:42 AM

    Excellent tips & your photos are brilliant with such vivid colours. I like your SOH too!

  • asgottl's Profile Photo
    Apr 29, 2004 at 9:36 AM

    Lake Titicaca is simply beautiful! Thanks for the wonderful tips and photos!

  • Bobby67's Profile Photo
    Apr 13, 2004 at 1:48 PM

    This looks like Oban in Scotland, except there's no fishing boats.

  • stonefree's Profile Photo
    Mar 10, 2004 at 7:03 PM

    Sailing the lake sounds fun!!! Great page! And I loved your pics; very beautiful blue...

  • freya_heaven's Profile Photo
    Feb 13, 2004 at 7:55 AM

    Very interesting pages & Great photos.I would love to go there. One day ................................(~_~)


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