"COPACABANA TOWN..." Top 5 Page for this destination Copacabana by marcelo15

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Copacabana, is a small town located at 152km. from la paz.
The word of Copacabana comes from Khota = view of the lake. Kahuana = precious stone. So it means "precious stone where you can see the lake".
the altitude of this wonderful historical town is 3840m. It´s the most important place for people that are catolic. It´s the Virgen de Lourdes better know as: La Virgen de Copacabana. She is the most important divinity for the Catolic people in Bolivia. You can see her into the church, which is in front of the main square (2 de febrero).
ADVICE: to have a better view of the town you have to go up the mountain called (calvario).

This is part of the square 2 de febrero, as you can see there are so many souveniers. also, at this point many cars are "challados" blessings, i guess. by the sacerdots of the church.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:beautiful landscapes, hermosos paisajes...
  • Cons:Mmm...you get sunburn...
  • In a nutshell:defenetely copacabana and the lake are my favourite places.
  • Last visit to Copacabana: Dec 2004
  • Intro Updated Dec 31, 2004
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  • RafaelTheSecond's Profile Photo
    Jan 5, 2008 at 6:27 AM

    I live in Copacabana, but it is a little different as your Copacabana, both are incredible! Your pages are great!;)))

  • manchi's Profile Photo
    Sep 15, 2005 at 5:03 AM

    Great page :)

  • zlatiq's Profile Photo
    Aug 28, 2005 at 11:54 AM

    motorbiking around the lake must be really fun!:)

  • Jan 2, 2005 at 8:21 AM

    Thanks for the great tips!

  • jamzel's Profile Photo
    Oct 14, 2004 at 11:23 AM

    buenos tips, una pregunta, llego en auto sin problemas hasta copacabana? en cuanto tiempo desde La Paz?

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Aug 30, 2004 at 11:07 AM

    Marcelo, this is a great page and I especially liked the information on kayaking and treking around the lake. The transportation tips were also valuable. Good photos to match the tips.

  • Orkaena's Profile Photo
    Aug 10, 2004 at 6:35 PM

    Buenisimo Marce, pero no seas vago y termina los tips que te faltan, me quede con las ganas...

  • Jul 13, 2004 at 5:30 PM

    Attention everyone!!Marcelo has done a woderful job describing his country. It is truly a magnificent country to visit. I have spent alot of time in this country and still want to return there frequently. Keep up the great work Marcelo. Friends

  • MJB123's Profile Photo
    May 2, 2004 at 3:52 PM

    Lake Titicaca: conocido tambien a unos de los lindas lugares en el mundo. Sabes cuantos islas alla que viven los Uros?

  • andal13's Profile Photo
    Apr 22, 2004 at 9:13 PM

    Muy lindas fotos de un lugar bellísimo... El lago es espectacular, y allí conocí al cielo más azul del mundo...


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