Island of the Sun Extension
The perfect short extension from La Paz to discover the cultural delights of Lake Titicaca staying at the lovely Ecolodge La Estancia on the Island of the Sun
In the scenic village of Curahuara de Carangas , the lovely adobe-and-thatch church has been dubbed ‘the Sistine Chapel of the Altiplano.’ While that’s rather overblown, the charming little structure does contain a wealth of lovely naive 17th-century frescoes depicting typical mestizo-style themes and Biblical scenes as well as some interesting artifacts in a small room behind the altar. If there’s nobody at the church, look for the key in the Entel shop. A direct bus from Patacamaya runs regularly (B$10, 2½ hours).