La vista vale la pena, este hostel esta muy lejos del barco pero cuando llegaste vas a olvidar el camino que es un poco difficil de subir sobre todo con una muchilla.
Al restaurante debes probar La trucha.... increible !!! tienen que probar por supuesto!
The Hotel Inti Wayra, in Yumani on the Isla del Sol, is basic but fantastic nevertheless. There are shared facilities with (very) limited warm water, but friendly owners (who let you use their CD player in the dining room). It was 15 Bs a night in August 2003.
The hotel is perched at the top of the ridge above Yumani and has the most amazing views from all of its rooms. You can see right over Lake Titicaca to the Peruvian Andes, and the sunrise is to die for. It's definitely worth the lung-bursting climb up there.
Another good hostel in Yumani. I didn't stay here, just visited it while searching for a place to sleep and it seemed OK, cheap and clean, but was full.
Good views from the top of the hill.
Singles for 20-30 Bs
This was my room at the hostel, very good bed with a thick blanket (is very cold at nights there).
With good views and veeeeery quiet!
I stayed in this hostel in YUMANI (south of the island) cos I saw it at my LP guidebook, but there are many other similar as well, and even cheaper. But this was OK.
It is located on top of the hill in the village of Yumani. To get here, disembark the ferry from Copacabana at the first stop (south), by the "Inca stairs".
Then you gotta climb to the very top of the hill and ASK (it is a maze of alleys there).
The shower was shared and not very "luxurious", but enough. The rooms were big and quiet. And there is a terrace with wonderful views (see first pic of the Intro).
30 Bs (3,7 USD) for a single
You walk by this structure on your way from Challapampa to the Chincana ruins. Supposedly, the family that runs the Posada del Inca in Challa is building it to be a hostel, although there was no activity the day we went by.
One thing for sure...the views will be spectacular.
Did not stay there. Just walked by it. It is just for customers of Crillon Tours.
It is in a historic hacienda next to the San Antonio church.
The Ecolodge is located near the village of La Estancia. The solar heated rooms are very clean and comfortable; the staff are friendly and the food good. I am guessing at the price since it was included in my tour. You must be able to walk/climb to reach it.
Although the Ecolodge is associated with American Express, other tour guides like mine (Mario Nina of Zig-Zag Tours in La Paz) are allowed to use it. The manager's name is Sonia.
The website shows three ways to get there. The shortest being a 30-45 minute walk up a steep hill. We actually took a fourth route. There is a trail along the ridge of the island that rises to over 13,000 feet. It is about four miles from Chincana to La Estancia, counting the shortcut over a small hill at the end. You would definitely want to be acclimated to the altitude, and have water and sunscreen before attempting this hike. See also a separate travelogue.
We walked by this beach on the way from Challapampa to the Chincana ruins. There are no facilities. I think they just pitched a tent at the end of the beach. It looked like they had been there a while though. If you look closely at the center of the picture, you may be able to see the gray walls of a hostel that is under construction (see below).
Magnificent view and plenty of fresh water
The view was amazing... to the top of the island...a 360 of beautiful landscapes
there is a lot of insects...but...in a sleeping bag..it's ok.....hmmm...we ate trout of the lake for supper.
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