Top things to do

Top Choice Peruvian in Puno


The go-to place for locals and travelers alike, Mojsa lives up to its name, Aymara for ‘delicious.’ It has a thoughtful range of Peruvian and international food, including innovative trout dishes and a design-your-o…
Cafe in Puno


A hipster restaurant fashioned as a gringo magnet. Light breakfasts, curries, veggie stir-fries and pastas are clearly geared to what you’re craving, but you won’t see one local eating here. There’s also a drink men…
Bakery in Puno

Ricos Pan

Puno's best bakery is a quiet find for lovers of Peruvian comfort food, especially melt-in-your-mouth cakes. There are several branches scattered around town, but this one is most popular with locals.
Peruvian in Puno


Crowds of travelers and locals thaw out in this toasty restaurant, which dishes up good local and Andean food (try alpaca steak with baked apples, or the quinoa omelet), as well as pizza, pasta, Asian-style vegetari…
Club in Puno


Travelers and locals alike gravitate to this tiny, ultraviolet dance floor above a restaurant, splashed with psychedelic murals. It moves to a thumping mixture of modern beats and old favorites, from salsa to techno…
Bar in Puno

Positive Rock Reggae

This rock and reggae travelers’ haunt is always jumping. The enthusiastic young staff all dream of being DJs someday, and friendly service lives up to the promise of the bar’s name. The eye-popping, UV-painted toile…
Historic Building in Puno

Casa del Corregidor

An attraction in its own right, this 17th-century house is one of Puno’s oldest residences. A former community center, it now houses a small fair-trade arts-and-crafts store and a cafe.
Museum in Puno

Coca Museum

Tiny and quirky, this museum offers lots of interesting information – historical, medicinal, cultural – about the coca plant and its many uses. Presentation isn’t that interesting, though: reams of text (in English …
Museum in Puno

Museo Carlos Dreyer

This museum houses a fascinating collection of Puno-related archaeological artifacts and art. Upstairs there are three mummies and a full-scale fiberglass chullpa (funerary tower).It's around the corner from Casa de…
Museum in Puno

Museo Naval

The Museo Naval has a fascinating if tiny exhibit on navigating the lake, from rudimentary reed boats up to 19th-century steamers. The Spanish-speaking staff will show you around for a tip.