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Copacabana Tours

Copacabana is a tourist spot and the main town on the shore of Lake Titicaca. It’s recognized for its famous Basilica of Our Lady of Copacabana, where the Virgin of Copacabana is housed. A relatively small town, Copacabana sits between Mount Calvario and Mount Niño Calvario, near La Paz. It’s sometimes referred to as “Copa,” and despite being popular with tourists, it maintains its small town charm. 

The name is from the Aymara phrase kota kawana, which means "view of the lake." Despite Rio’s claim, this is the original Copacabana, which lent its name to the famous Brazilian beach. Do not miss seeing the Copacabana Cathedral, as Our Lady of Copacabana is the patron saint of Bolivia. The statue inside is believed to hold healing powers and was originally carved with cactus.

Hike 30 minutes up the hill of Cerro Calvario to get a bird’s-eye view of town from the north end of the beach; just remember the altitude and note that you may need to pace yourself. If you are hungry, try out Copacabana’s local specialty: trucha, salmon fished from Lake Titicaca. 

Practical Info

If you need money, there is one ATM, but it only supports bank-issued cards. You can withdraw money from inside, but you will need your passport for identification so you are better off ensuring you have money beforehand if you plan to buy souvenirs in Copacabana. And, don’t bank on the free Wi-Fi working in restaurants along the beach; it’s typically a ploy to attract customers.

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Full Day Tour of Sun Island in Copacabana from La Paz, La Paz, null
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Full Day Tour of Sun Island in Copacabana from La Paz

4 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Starting with pickup from your hotel, or from a designated meeting point in La Paz, you will get a chance to visit Copacabana and the south part of Sun Island, ...  Read more

Location: La Paz, Bolivia
Duration: 15 hours (approx.)

From USD $80.00
Private Tour: Lake Titicaca, Copacabana and Sun Island from La Paz, La Paz, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Private Tour: Lake Titicaca, Copacabana and Sun Island from La Paz

4 star rating: Recommended 10 Reviews

Discover the beauty of Lake Titicaca, Copacabana and Sun Island on this full-day tour from La Paz with a private guide. After hotel pickup, enjoy the company ...  Read more

Location: La Paz, Bolivia
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $239.00
Lake Titicaca and Sun Island Catamaran Cruise from Puno, Puno, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Lake Titicaca and Sun Island Catamaran Cruise from Puno

4 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Explore Lake Titicaca on a full-day catamaran cruise from Puno! First, travel across the border into Bolivia where you'll board a catamaran that will take you ...  Read more

Location: Puno, Peru
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $298.99
2-Day Private Tour from La Paz: Lake Titicaca, Copacabana and Sun Island, La Paz, Catamaran Cruises
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

2-Day Private Tour from La Paz: Lake Titicaca, Copacabana and Sun Island

4 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Explore Lake Titicaca, Copacabana and Sun Island on this 2-day tour from La Paz with a private guide. After hotel pickup, listen to engaging folklore from your ...  Read more

Location: La Paz, Bolivia
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $351.00

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