Worth a trip
The areas around Copacabana offer plenty of adventure. The trip to Yampupata is a worthwhile excursion by foot, bike, minibus or taxi. Here are a few DIY activities that will take you beyond the standard tourist tracks.
Las Islas Flotantes (Floating Islands) While there aren't any true floating reed islands to visit near Copacabana anymore (for that you'll need to head to Huatajata), there are a few faux islands that locals flock to for fresh trucha. You can walk from town to Isla Flotante Kalakota, near Kusijata, or you can hike or take a taxi to the more scenic Isla Peñon near Chañi.
Lost ruins Ask Centro de Información Turística for a list of nearby Inca ruins and strike out on your own. Some, but not all, Inca sites are listed here. Admittedly, many are now neglected or rarely visited.
Hike south of town The stunning peninsula south of town will give you a different perspective of the lake. To start your hike, head out 6km to the village of J’iska Q’ota. Catch a minibus marked ‘Kasani’ (B$4) and you’ll arrive in 10 minutes. Follow the road towards the lake heading in a northeasterly – and then northerly – direction around the peninsula and back to Copa.
Bike from town Hire a bike at Copacabana Beach and head off into the hills or in the direction of Yampupata – a hilly, but beautiful, journey.