Lake Titicaca (Peru)

Lake Titicaca (Peru), photo by Jpduchesneau
Lake Titicaca (Peru) (photo by Jpduchesneau)
 

Puno is a port city at an altitude of over 12,400 feet (3,800 m), on the shores of Lake Titicaca on the Altiplano of Peru.

It is a picturesque hillside city overlooking Lake Titicaca and one of its largest attractions, the Uros Floating Islands. It also provides access to the culturally distinctive homestay islands of Isla Taquile and Amantani.

Puno and the region is the melting pot of the Aymara and Quechua culture. Most of its inhabitants are of Andean origin and it has a unique mixture of modernity and Andean traditions. Women in traditional clothing live and work next to their modern versions.


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Overall Atmosphere: Combination
Combination Atmosphere destinations combine elements of both cultural and natural destinations, where this combination is itself essential to the travel experience. Common examples are Archaeological Sites (where culture is usually experienced outdoors), Scenic Local Markets (where indigenous cultures interact outdoors), Hotsprings and Vineyard Areas (where nature provides the raw materials but humans create the surroundings), and Unique Cultural Landscapes (where humans and nature interact in innovative ways, as in the elaborate rice terracing systems of Asia).

Combination Interests typically fall somewhere in the middle of the three types of primary interests in terms of
(a) how climate-dependent they are
(b) how accessible and physically demanding they are.
Featuring both cultural and natural attractions.
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Balcones del Titicaca 2

Offering a terrace and hot spring bath, Balcones del Titicaca 2 is set in Puno in the Puno Region, 13 km from Titicaca Lake. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Private parking is available on site. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 7.7/10.

$15

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Uros Waliski Lodge

Uros Waliski Lodge offers accommodations on the shores of Titicaca lake in Puno. Guests are served a complimentary breakfast daily. Guests may also enjoy a meal or drink at the property's restaurant and bar. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 9.5/10.

$41

 
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Anita's House

Set in Puno, this apartment features free WiFi. Guests benefit from terrace. Private parking is available on site. There is a dining area and a kitchen. Other facilities at Anita's House include a terrace. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$18

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Aymara Home

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Aymara Home is set in Puno, 14 km from Titicaca Lake. Certain rooms feature views of the lake or garden. A flat-screen TV with cable channels is offered. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$18

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Uros Samaraña Uta Lodge

Offering a sun terrace and views of the mountain, Uros Samarana Uta Lodge is situated in Puno. Titicaca Lake is 7 km from the property. Rates at this all-inclusive property include breakfast, lunch and dinner. Average score from 27 guest reviews: 9.9/10.

$60

 
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See all hotels in Lake Titicaca (Peru).
Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Hostal La Joya

Hostal La Joya

Featuring free WiFi and a sun terrace, Hostal La Joya offers accommodation in Puno. Rooms include a private bathroom. A flat-screen TV is available. There is free shuttle service at the property. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 9.1/10.

$20

$209.1
Posada Kusillos

Posada Kusillos

Just a 10-minute walk from Jiron Lima, Posada Kusillos offers accommodations in Puno. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here features a private bathroom with free toiletries and hairdryers are available in the front desk. Average score from 38 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$27

 
$279.0
Suites Antonios

Suites Antonios

Located in Puno, this budget hotel is a few minutes’ walk from the Plaza de Armas. It offers a 24-hour front desk, a large buffet breakfast and free Wi-Fi. Average score from 598 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$24 - $55

 
$248.8
Casona Plaza Hotel Centro

Casona Plaza Hotel Centro

Featuring an à la carte restaurant, Casona Plaza Hotel Centro offers accommodations in Puno. Free Wi-Fi access is available here. Puno's main square and Cathedral are 10 metres away. Average score from 614 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$32

 
$328.7
Casona Plaza Hotel

Casona Plaza Hotel

Casona features comfortable rooms with free Wi-Fi in the centre of Puno, 7-blocks from Titicaca Lake. It offers a country-style wine bar filled with artisanal art, and complimentary parking. Average score from 447 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$33 - $100

 
$338.7
Hotel Balsa Inn

Hotel Balsa Inn

Balsa Inn offers pleasant rooms one block from the central Plaza de Armas, downtown Puno. Guests can enjoy live folkloric dances at the restaurant, free Wi-Fi and complimentary parking located 2 blocks from the hotel. Average score from 501 guest reviews: 8.5/10.

$29 - $52

 
$298.5
Conde de Lemos Hotel

Conde de Lemos Hotel

Set in the heart of Puno, Conde de Lemos offers views over the historical city centre and the Titicaca Lake. The hotel is outfitted with complimentary Wi-Fi services. Average score from 538 guest reviews: 8.5/10.

$35 - $115

 
$358.5
La Casa De Manuelita

La Casa De Manuelita

This hotel offers accommodation with LCD cable TV and a rooftop terrace with panoramic views. Located in Puno´s historical centre, near the shore of beautiful Titicaca Lake. Average score from 198 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$25 - $65

 
$258.4
Colonial Plaza Hotel

Colonial Plaza Hotel

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Colonial Plaza Hotel offers accommodation in Puno, 14 km from Titicaca Lake. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV. Average score from 156 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$30

 
$308.4
Hotel Hacienda Puno

Hotel Hacienda Puno

Hotel Hacienda Puno is 1 block from the Main Square and the Cathedral and offers free Wi-Fi and free private parking. It also has a sky room restaurant with panoramic views of Titicaca lake, which is a 5-minute drive away. Average score from 804 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$38 - $110

 
$388.4
Samari Hostel

Samari Hostel

Samari Hostel is situated in Puno, 12 km from Titicaca Lake and 800 metres from Viewpoint Puma Uta. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. Rooms include a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$16

$168.3
Posada Don Giorgio

Posada Don Giorgio

Located 3 blocks from the city's main square, Posada Don Giorgio offers accommodations in Puno. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here features a private bathroom and cable TV. A daily continental breakfast is included. Average score from 509 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$17

 
$178.3
Cielo Andino

Cielo Andino

Cielo Andino is located in Puno, 14 km from Titicaca Lake and 100 metres from Main Square Plaza de Armas. All rooms include a TV. Each room has a private bathroom fitted with a shower. Cielo Andino features free WiFi throughout the property. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$18

$188.3
Wisny Mirador del Inca

Wisny Mirador del Inca

Offering fantastic views of Lake Titicaca Wisny Backpackers Inn offers accommodation in Puno. The bus terminal is conveniently a 7-minute drive away and guests are served a daily Continental breakfast free of charge. Average score from 106 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$30

 
$308.3
Pukara

Pukara

Situated only 300 metres from Puno’s Main Square, Pukara Hotel offers free Wi-Fi and 5 minutes of free oxygen. It has a terrace overlooking Lake Titikaka and El Condor Viewpoint. Average score from 79 guest reviews: 8.1/10.

$16 - $55

 
$168.1
Posada Luna Azul

Posada Luna Azul

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Posada Luna Azul offers accommodation in Puno, 13 km from Titicaca Lake. Each room has a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Each room is equipped with a private bathroom. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 7.7/10.

$20

 
$207.7
Aymara Home

Aymara Home

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Aymara Home is set in Puno, 14 km from Titicaca Lake. Certain rooms feature views of the lake or garden. A flat-screen TV with cable channels is offered. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$18

$18-

Highlighted Interests:

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Combination
Unique Cultures

Uro Islands

The floating reed islands are mostly visited on daytrips, but it is also possible to stay overnight. Tour boats leave every 40 mins from the dock (5 Soles by taxi). The boat takes you to a couple of different islands (there are more than 50) where the island's "president" explains how the islands are built. Everything is made of reeds, including the islands themselves, the people's houses and their boats.
Unusual Local Feature

Island Tours & Homestays

Isla Taquile
Famed for its traditional Titicacan way of living, can be done either as a daytrip, or staying a night or two.
Amantani
Another island where you can sleep over with a local family.
Natural
Scenic Waterways
Lake Titicaca is a deep alpine lake in the Andes on the border of Peru and Bolivia. It is the largest lake in South America by water volume. It is also the highest lake in the world that is commercially navigable, with a surface elevation of 3,812 meters (12,507 ft).
Other Interests:
Combination
Boat Tours

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