The cities of Lake Titicaca

There are five notable towns around Lake Titicaca:

  • Puno, Peru – The largest city on Lake Titicaca, and it’s the main transportation hub. It’s a regional trading hub, and it is considered the capital of Peru’s folklore. Expect traditional festivals with dance and music here.

    Population: 140,839
    Elevation: 3,830 m (12,556 ft)
    Puno City Peru Lake Titicaca

  • Copacabana, Bolivia – Built between two hills and having a scenic view of the lake, it’s a definite stopover in Bolivia.

    Population: 6,000
    Elevation: 3,841 m (12,602 ft)
    Copacabana Bolivia Lake Titicaca Bay

  • Desaguadero  – Small border town between Bolivia and Peru

    Population: 2,219
    Elevation: 3,827 m (12,556 ft)
    Desaguadero Bolivia Peru Border Town At Lake Titicaca

  • Challapampa, Bolivia – It’s a tiny town located on Isla del Sol with scenic views.

    Population: 435
    Elevation 3,815 m (12,516 ft)
    Challapampa Lake Titicaca Boat Sunset

  • Yumani, Bolivia – The main village on Isla del Sol that has the best infrastructure and places to stay for the night.
    Yumani Bolivia Azure Waters Of Lake Titicaca