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Lake Titicaca: rather Peru or Bolivia?

An obligatory step on the border between Bolivia and Peru, Lake Titicaca divides... Is it better to enjoy it on the Bolivian side or rather on the Peruvian neighbour?

The debate is lively. Organized excursion enthusiasts vote for Isla del Sol, in Bolivia. Pro-Peruvians vote for Puno. On the shores of Lake Titicaca, everyone has made up their minds and no one agrees. And if, finally, the happy medium was to be seen on the side of a small fishing village.

Llachón and its sunset

2 hours from collectivo de Puno, the decor of Llachón will convince anyone who ventures there. At the edge of the lake, this small town of 2,000 inhabitants, each more welcoming than the other, offers a soothing calm. Two evenings spent admiring the sunset are enough to make you want to extend your stay.

Llachón holds competition with Isla del Sol

If the peace and quiet stress you out, Llachón also offers its share of activities on the lake. The visit to the floating villages or neighboring islands competes with the “tourist cargo” services offered in Copacabana to get to Isla del Sol. The debate is closed. For Lake Titicaca, head to Peru. Direction Llachon.

Porte de Llachon

From Puno, meet in front of the Bellavista mercado (maps.meis your best friend) to take a bus to Llachón or Capachica. In the second case, then take another collectivo that will take you to Llachón.

How to get to Llachon?

How much does it cost ?

Where to stay?

Many buses leave every day in both directions and the transport will cost you 6 or 7 soles (one way). In about 2 hours, depending on the filling speed of your collectivo, you arrive at your destination. For the return, it is the same formula.

We stayed at the "Casa de Félix", run by a family from the island. Super nice, Félix offers a few outings on the lake to, among other things, go to floating villages. The dinner "trucha" and the breakfast donuts are killer. When we passed by, the night (with super comfortable mattress) cost 30 soles.

To contact Félix: 951664828 / 973642767 or

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