Copacabana Bolivia is the main town near Lake Titicaca. This town has a huge 16th century shrine which is in the Basilica of Our Lady of Copacabana, Bolivia’s patron saint. This town is home to some of the most famous attractions that Bolivia proudly offers to it’s visitors. As mentioned above, Copacabana has also gained popularity for its popular Basilica which houses the Virgin of Copacabana, also it’s old fashion atmosphere and its mouth-watering trout. This town was founded between the Mount Niño Calvario and Mount Calvario. Copacabana has around 6,000 inhabitants, and the town’s religious celebrations, traditional festivals and cultural patrimony are well known in Bolivia and world wide. The boat tours regularly leave for Isla del Sol, which is a holy Inca island and also the biggest island on Titicaca.
Copcabana lies between 2 hills and is perched on Lake Titicaca’s southern shore, it’s known as a small, enchanting and bright town that you must visit while in Bolivia. It became the venue for religious pilgrimages for centuries and to this day, tourists and Bolivians alike still celebrate these festivals. This town is a good place for tourists who love to take long walks while enjoying a beautiful secenary. Its also known as a great stopover between La Paz and Cuzco or Puno in Peru.
After passing by the small bar and restaurants in town, you might want to take pictures of the many different species of birds flying over the lake as a souvenir to take back home. Also, the summer is the best time for swimming and boat riding, and vendors will usually be there to rent vacationers small boats.
Be Sure to visit the Moon and Sun Islands
By the way, you might want to find some travel agencies to book your day trip going to the Isla del Sol or to Isla de la Luna and the “floating village”. Vacationers who love to hike will definiately want to visit these islands. However tourists are advised to bring a little extra money with them when visting these islands, because the locals charge a tourist tax, which can be purchased at every hamlet in exchange for permission to visit their islands. It is also important to take bottles of drinking water as well as hats, umbrellas and sunblock, since the next store or bar could be reached after an hour or two hours of walking.
The Virgin of Candelaria festival is celebrated in February and it’s famous for it’s bulls fights, Aymara dancers, street parties, colorful parades, etc… The list of reasons why Copacabana makes a great destination for tourists goes on and on! So if you’re looking to have a wonderful vacation, you may think about taking your friends and family to Copacabana!