Top things to do

Top Choice Church in Copacabana

Cathedral

The sparkling white mudéjar (Moorish–style) cathedral, with its domes and colorful azulejos (blue Portuguese-style ceramic tiles), dominates the town. Baptisms take place every Saturday at 4pm; check the noticeboard…
Top Choice Peruvian in Copacabana

Huanchaco

Why eat Peruvian food once you've crossed the border? Because this place kicks ass. Forget Copa's ad nauseam pizzas and go for a Papa a la Huancaino (potato in spicy yellow sauce) or a chupe de camarones, and be tra…
Top Choice International in Copacabana

La Cúpula Restaurant

Inventive use of local ingredients make up an extensive international and local menu. The vegetarian range includes a tasty lasagna and there’s plenty for carnivores, too. Dip your way through the cheese fondue with…
Top Choice International in Copacabana

La Orilla

Some say this cozy maritime-themed restaurant is the best restaurant in town, with fresh, crunchy-from-the-vine vegetables and interesting trout creations that incorporate spinach and bacon (mmm, bacon). They might …
National Holiday in Copacabana

Bolivian Independence Day

Copacabana stages its biggest event during the first week in August. It’s characterized by round-the-clock music, parades, brass bands, fireworks and amazing alcohol consumption. This coincides with a traditional pi…
Religious in Copacabana

Fiesta de la Virgen de Candelaria

Honors the patron saint of Copacabana and all Bolivia. Copacabana holds an especially big bash and pilgrims and dancers come from Peru and around Bolivia. There’s much music, traditional Aymará dancing, drinking and…
Museum in Copacabana

Museo del Poncho

A visit to the Museo del Poncho will help you unravel the mysteries of the regional textiles. The exhibits, spread over two floors, give a clear insight into the origins and meanings of the poncho – who wears what, …
in Copacabana

Sudna Wasi

A convivial courtyard set back from the hectic market streets. The home-cooked menu includes hearty breakfasts, a dozen different salads and a few Bolivian specialties. The cutest abuela (grandmother) in the univers…
Cafe in Copacabana

La Choza

Where the rasta-fied Argies abide. Breezy cafe open all day; nice place to have a sandwich while waiting for a bus and stare at the holy trinity of Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley and Marilyn Monroe posters.
in Copacabana

Café Bistrot

European cool kids hang out here while chain-smoking, drinking espresso and forking into anything from Thai seafood curries to creative vegetarian fare. Service is slow, but nobody seems to mind.