Copacabana Beach

Lake Titicaca

While Bolivia’s only public beach can’t hold a candle to its better-known counterpart in Rio de Janeiro, on weekends the festive atmosphere is a magnet for families. You can play foosball against the local talent and rent all manner of watercraft, from paddleboat swans and canoes to small sailboats. Also on offer are horseback rides, bicycles and motorbikes.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Lake Titicaca attractions

1. Museo del Poncho

0.19 MILES

A visit to Museo del Poncho will help you unravel the mysteries of the regional textiles. The exhibits, spread over two floors, give a clear insight into…

2. Museo Pacha Uta

0.21 MILES

A small museum by the tourist info center that's dedicated to the natural and human history of the lake.

3. Museo de la Catedral

0.35 MILES

Copacabana's cathedral is a repository for both European and local religious art and Museo de la Catedral contains some interesting articles and offerings…

4. Cathedral

0.36 MILES

The sparkling white mudéjar (Moorish–style) cathedral, with its domes and colorful azulejos (blue Portuguese-style ceramic tiles), dominates the town…

5. Horca del Inca

0.38 MILES

This hillside gate (named 'the Incan Gallows' by the Spaniards) is a fascinating pre-Incan astronomical observatory, surrounded by pierced rocks that…

7. Cerro Calvario

0.44 MILES

The summit can be reached in half an hour and is well worth the climb, especially for a view of the sunset. The trail begins near the church at the end of…

8. Intikala


North of the cemetery on the southeastern outskirts of town is this neglected site of artificially sculpted boulders. Its original purpose is unknown, but…