"Beautiful town on the lake" Copacabana by MrRandMcnally

Copacabana Travel Guide: 25 reviews and 44 photos

Perfect view on the lake

Capacabana is a charming little town with a perfect half moon harbor on Lake Titikaca. The town has drawn many touriest, often hippies to smoke marijuana, and dance on Sun Island. Because of, or despite this, there is a nice coffee house scene with lots of live music and of course an amazing view.

Watch out for rock throwers

Copacabana is a very cool town with a beautifull port on Lake Titikaca but there is a problem, it is in Bolivia. This meens you are in the poorest country on the continent, a country that is rarely stable. We hiked our way in from the Peruvian border, about 5KM, because the Bolivians were on strike, protesting the sale of natural gas from hundreds of miles south of Copacabana. The strike ment that anyone who used a motor vehicle was risking being stoned to death. This is apparently not a rare occurance, though people seem to think there will be less strikes now that they have the head of the coca growers, as in cocaine, as president. It is good to check on the political situation before entering.

  • Last visit to Copacabana: Jun 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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