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Copacabana Travel Guide: 146 reviews and 293 photos

Picturesque Copacabana

Copacabana is a small town of ~55,000 people in a beautiful location between two mountains on the shore of Lake Titicaca. It is in Bolivia but on a peninsula that is connected only to Peru. To reach it from Bolivia, you must take a ferry across the Estrecho de Tiquina. This picture shows Copacabana with Cerro Calvario (the taller of the twin peaks in the middle). Lake Titicaca is in the background.

Rich Agricultural Area

Not only is Copacabana in a picturesque place, it is also a rich agricultural area. The lake water moderates the temperature and lengthens the growing season. Copacabana is just to the left of this picture.

Religion and Copacabana

Copacabana has many religious influences. Most people depart from here to go to Isla del Sol and its sacred Inca sites. The "Moorish Cathedral" in Copacabana is the home of the "Dark Virgin," Camarin de la Virgen de Candelaria. It also has Cerro Calvario, which has the 14 Stations of the Cross up a small mountain. This is a view from second Station of the Cross on Cerro Calvario.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful location; Aegean-like beach
  • Cons:A bit too commercialized
  • In a nutshell:Pleasant stopover on the way to Isla del Sol
  • Last visit to Copacabana: Nov 2004
  • Intro Updated Jan 8, 2005
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  • windoweb's Profile Photo
    Jun 20, 2010 at 3:54 AM

    Looks like it was a most interesting trip. Nice page.

  • barryg23's Profile Photo
    Sep 17, 2006 at 1:06 AM

    Great info on your page, it's very helpful for my planning. Enjoyed the travelogues as well.

  • Wann's Profile Photo
    Aug 28, 2005 at 10:25 PM

    Nice page of a nice place !!!!!

  • chancay's Profile Photo
    Apr 4, 2005 at 4:31 AM

    another great page!! so many details and excelent tips you give!! thanks for sharing, refreshing my memories!

  • merth2erth's Profile Photo
    Feb 12, 2005 at 2:11 PM

    I had forgotten about Hotel Rosario. I stayed down the road, but had friends staying there and spent some time in the lobby, restaurant, and game room. Thanks for the memories! :-) You called Bolivia a "country of contrasts and wonders." So true!

  • Luchonda's Profile Photo
    Jan 22, 2005 at 9:30 AM

    Very good info on this page ! Thx for sharing !

  • Jan 10, 2005 at 3:49 AM

    Stunning photos and GREAT info, Ray!! You're cultural insight is interesting! XOX

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