Isla del Sol Hotels

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  • Reviews: 243

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Templo del Sol: A la cima de la Isla

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!

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Backpacking
  • Written October 13, 2006
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  • Reviews: 5

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Hotel Inti Wayra: Greatest view from a hotel window

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.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Hiking and Walking, Backpacking
  • Written January 17, 2006
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Sunrise at the Hotel Inti Wayra


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Imperio del Sol

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

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Backpacking, Budget Travel
  • Written June 16, 2005
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The hostel


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My room at Templo del Sol

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!

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Backpacking, Budget Travel
  • Written June 16, 2005
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My room


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Templo del Sol

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

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Budget Travel
  • Written June 16, 2005
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The main entrance


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No Name Yet: Future Hostel Near Challapampa

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.

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Related to: Hiking and Walking, Historical Travel
  • Written December 30, 2004
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Future Hostel


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Crillon Tours' Posada del Inca: Most Luxurious Hotel on Isla del Sol

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.

  • Opinion of Price: most expensive
  • Related to: Hiking and Walking, Historical Travel
  • Written December 29, 2004
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Crillon Tours' Posada del Inca


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La Estancia Ecolodge: Stay Overnight in Comfort

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.

Unparalled views

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Historical Travel, Hiking and Walking
  • Written December 28, 2004
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La Estancia Ecolodge


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Bring Your Own Tent: Camp on the Beach at Challapampa

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

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Related to: Historical Travel, Hiking and Walking, Backpacking
  • Written December 28, 2004
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Challapampa Beach


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  • annieruel profile photo annieruel
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Balcony of our motel lake Titicaca

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.

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Related to: Study Abroad
  • Written September 4, 2003
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