For our first free weekend in Bolivia, we decided to visit Copacabana and Isla del Sol. Copacabana was originally a site of religious pilgrimages hence the church that the city mainly revolved around
Aside from the cathedral, Copacabana also has the first shore on the Bolivia side of Lake Titicaca. Therefore you must depart from Copacabana in order to explore the various islands such as Isla del Sol or Isla de la Luna. The small charming town was full of tourist friendly activities such as artesinal shopping, vicuna spotting, and numerous boat rides.
After spending a night at Copacabana we headed over to Isla del Sol the next morning.
The island was called Isla del Sol (Island of the sun) because the Incas believed the Sun God was born on that island.
The island was unique in that there were no paved streets or cars so the main form of transportation was by foot or by donkeys. We would usually have to move on the uphill road to make room for donkeys caring heavy amounts of products on their backs.
And at sunset we were able to see a common festival that the people of the island would throw.
Then the next morning we all woke up to watch the sunrise over Lake Titicaca. Overall the views of Lake Titicaca were stunning and one of the most beautiful panoramas engraved in my memory forever.