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Capachica

Capachica (Peru)

Practical information on Capachica

  • Encounters with locals
  • Island
  • Hiking / Trekking
  • Countryside
  • Mountain
  • Lake
  • Handicraft
3 / 5 - One review
How to get there
60km Puno by road
When to go
All year round
Minimum stay
2 to 3 days

Reviews of Capachica

Caroline Gourmaud Seasoned Traveller
221 written opinions

Capachica is a peninsula situated in the region of Puno, on the edge of Lake Titicaca.

My suggestion:
Less touristic than other islands of Lake Titicaca, Capachica is a good alternative if you need calm. 
My review

Known for being the highest navigable lake in the world, Lake Titicaca, between Peru and Bolivia, is a traveller's dream... and they come in numbers! And yes, that being the case, the islands of Lake Titicaca are very touristic areas, in particularly on the Peruvian coast.

If you are looking for a bit of peace and quite, you have two options: favour the Bolivian coast or head to Capachica. And yes, Titicaca Lake is quite big (8,372 km²) for everyone! Advised by a traveller who we met during our trip in Bolivia, we were eager to discover the charming village of Capachica where we spent the night staying with a host.

Amongst hikes and local encounters, we enjoyed the peninsula. Similarly to their lakeside neighbours, the inhabitants of Capachica make a living from agriculture, fishing and tourism. It is true that the village is relatively peaceful but we knew that we were going to come across a hoard of tourists on the most famous islands, such as Taquile and Uros.

A pleasant stay between relaxing and meeting the local population. Without forgetting the delicious trout-based meals. A real treat!

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