Ecolodge La Estancia
Address: Island of the sun
Recomended website http://www.ecolodge-laketiticaca.com
How to get there:
La Paz or Puno (Peru) to Copacabana
Departure from La Paz, crossing the highlands towards north and parallel to the Royal Andes Range. Reaching the lake with great landscapes, until Copacabana (3 hours), a main Catholic pilgrimage center with the famous Dark Virgin. It was an important area in pre-Colombian times and entrance to this sacred land.
Coming from Puno (Peru), through the western part of the big lake, crossing the towns of Chucuito, its churches and ruins, then Juli, the main center of the Jesuit missions in the highlands with a great job in stone done in their churches. Pomata is next with an impressive church, then Yunguyo (Peru) to enter Bolivia in Kasani, to finally reach Copacabana (3 hours).
From Copacabana take a boat to the southern part of Sun Island (1 hour).
It was built preserving the Andean architecture and it combines with the modern comfort, always respecting the harmony of the surrounding nature and habitat. The cabins were constructed with adobe brick and thatch roofs, and were set between pre-Inca terraces, also using solar energy.
The community work is an important goal and slowly more people are involved in the project, for example using their boats for the lake transportation, use of a local restaurant, native bands playing music, cross cultural experiences in mystic ceremonies and fishing, and locals working in the ecolodge.
Please come to enjoy this special treasure of the nature and the rich culture of its people.
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